Development and research school networks – an important infrastructure for co-construction and knowledge creation

[Deutscher Titel: Schulnetzwerke für Entwicklung und Forschung – eine wichtige Infrastruktur für das gemeinsame Schaffen und die Wissensentwicklung (Text übersetzen: Deutsch)]

ALMA HARRIS (2008)
Leading Innovation and Change: knowledge creation by schools for schools
European Journal of Education 43 (2) , 219–228

Abstract: This article explores the process and practice of knowledge creation within development and research (D and R) networks. It focuses upon D and R networks in England that are currently engaged in collaboration and innovation. Early evaluative evidence suggests that D and R school networks offer ‘spaces’ for collaborative working, mutual sharing and active dissemination of knowledge. The evidence also suggests that D and R networks are beginning to positively impact upon instructional practices and learning. The article concludes that these networks have the potential to provide an important infrastructure for co-construction and knowledge creation by schools for schools.

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