Volume 1 Issue 1 2012
From Walkerville to Kenya - written by Shauna Petersen
Teaching Strategies and Resources
The following were provided by Mrs Jennifer Riggs
The following were provided by Dr Jennifer Fisher
These items can be used as a template for planning days or as a stimulus for professional dialogue.The diagram - Action Learning Cycle - was generated during the introduction of an innovation at a school. It provided a structure to the learning process while the innovation was being implemented.
The following diagram, Dialogue diagram and guidelines, has been generated by drawing from the work of W. Isaccs, The Art of Thinking Together. An understanding of the dynamics of dialogue may be helpful when colleagues are collaborating to improve the outcomes for students. An increased awareness can assist participants to engage in more effective communication. New insights are gained because knowledge is shared respectfully and valuable diverse perspectives are heard.
The model below has been developed by drawing upon theory and practice. It can be used as a guide for embedding the collection of data into program delivery.
Author:- Dr Jennifer Fisher
This paper relates how a teacher leader, using Participatory Action Research, sought to improve her leadership practices through a process of critical inquiry and reflection on action. The findings emerging from the doctoral research provide an understanding of how, through increased reciprocity grounded in a shared purpose, teacher leadership contributes to the collective co-construction of shared understandings for improved outcomes for students. This paper delves into the more subtle meaning making processes that build shared understandings for collective action.