Professional Learning Communities Of Educators

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Optimising professional learning communities in education for the creation, dissemination and transfer of innovative pedagogies. The aim of the research is to provide recommendations to teacher educators on the most effective ways to facilitate the development and dissemination of innovative educational practice through professional learning communities of educators. The objectives of the study are to: • Evidence the development, dissemination and transfer of innovative educational practice via professional learning communities. • Explore the conditions that support the development, dissemination and transfer of innovative practice in professional learning communities. • Examine the fit of current descriptive models of the stages and indicators of the development of, and transition to, innovative pedagogies to live examples of professional learning communities of educators. • Identify suitable tools and techniques for the analysis of the evolution of educational innovation through professional learning communities. Research questions The study will aim to answer the research question: Do professional learning communities of educators facilitate the emergence and transfer of innovative pedagogies, and, if so, how? To answer this question, the study will seeks answers to these subsidiary questions: 1. What evidence is there that innovative pedagogy is constructed and transmitted through professional learning communities of educators and how does this happen? 2.
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