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How do you develop relationships?


Whakawhanaungatanga is the nurturing of mutually respectful and collaborative relationships between all parties around student learning (Source: Te Mana Korero).

An effective professional learning community has the following characteristics:

  • commitment to learning for all
  • collaborative relationships among community members
  • shared values and vision
  • reflective and iterative inquiry
  • participation in networks and partnerships
  • commitment to sustainability and capacity building.

(Source: What is a Professional Learning Community?)

Is your department an effective learning community?

What the research says

In this EDtalk Dr Jan Robertson, academic consultant, discusses her teaching and research on professional learning. Jan believes that developing deep learning relationships throughout the education community is at the heart of effective educational leadership.

Published on: 20 Jun 2012