1) Leading Collaboration

How does Leading Collaboration enhance effective collaborative practice? An apt quote at the start of this module of work was by Henry Ford: Coming together is a beginning. Staying together is progress. And working together is success. Tweet This epitomises the collaborative approach by MCE candidates thus far. Due in large part to lockdown restrictions, …

2) Education Leadership Capacity Framework

How does the Educational Leadership Capacity Framework enhance effective collaborative practice? The Education Council of New Zealand has developed nine capabilities in their Capability Framework (Education Council New Zealand, 2018). While all nine capabilities matter, it is high trust relationships that form the essential anchor throughout. Effective collaboration is built on high trust relationships. When …

3) Strategically Thinking and Planning

How does Strategically Thinking and Planning enhance effective collaborative practice? The readings in the sprint entitled Strategically Thinking and Planning required us to look at our school’s vision and strategic plan. The lens we used was to establish whether the strategic plan disrupts the status quo by creating disequilibrium. Why? Because in this way, an organisation …

4) Action Research

How does Action Research enhance effective collaborative practice? Action research can be defined as an inquiry into one’s own teaching practice. As Kemmis and McTaggart (1992) attest, action research involves planning, acting, observing and reflecting more methodically and with greater care than one normally would. The key is that action research demands that we define …

1. Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy

How does Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy enhance effective collaborative practice? As stated at the Geneva International Conference on Education (2007) cultural literacy has become a lifeline for today’s world. Through an understanding of cultural responsiveness, we can reach students and help them to fulfil their potential. In addition, through effective collaboration, we should enhance …

2.  The Gogies

A SIMPLE DEFINITION OF THE THREE GOGIES: Pedagogy: Teacher-led learning, which is uni-directional Andragogy: Self-directed learning which is bi-directional Heutagogy: Self-determined learning which includes double-loop learning How do self-determined learning and heutagogy enhance effective collaborative practice? “Educators teach learners to teach themselves” (Blaschke, 2012, p.56). Tweet Self-determined learners will cope in an uncertain future because …

3. Translating Global Visions to Local Contexts

Technology in English How does translating global visions to local context enhance effective collaborative practice? In this Sprint, the focus was largely on how education may need to change to accommodate local curricula, in particular through Place-Based education. Global visions that were highlighted include: Personalised learningThriving with the effective use of technology andHow to live …

4. Technology, Values and Culture

How does Technology, Values & Culture enhance effective collaborative practice?  It is important to define the ideas around technology, values and culture. And then examine how we can use these concepts to enhance effective collaborative practice. Values include a moral code, ethics, and principles that people live by. However, technology has no ethics. In addition, …

5. Selected Contemporary Leadership Approaches

How do selected contemporary leadership approaches enhance effective collaborative practice?  The most important point was made early on in this module, and that is that leadership is not only an innate, inborn quality. It can be enhanced, developed, and practised by groups of individuals in a collaborative way. Adaptive leadership, while not a new concept, …

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