Professional learning communities for school improvement

This strand focuses on research studies that examine the PLC model and how this framework leads to enhanced collaborative cultures and improved practices.

Communities of practice for learning improvement

This strand seeks proposals that explores what researchers and practitioners are doing to enhance the process of teaching and learning.  Areas such as lesson study, peer coaching and reflective practice are particularly relevant to this theme.

Capacity building for institutional growth

This strand calls out for proposals that explore the various forms that leadership can take such as distributed leadership, teacher leadership, and co-leadership that lead to increased collaborative capacities within the school.

Policy and Governance

The focus of this strand is to explore the impact of policy development on school governance, on the way different forms of governance support or inhibit school improvement. Special focus will be given on issues of accountability and sustainability.

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