This report presents findings from a case study at Pakuranga Intermediate on their collaboration with a group of performing and visual artists in 2012-2014. It's part of a wider NZCER investigation into successful and sustained collaborations between schools, communities and professional experts.
This paper explores the work of professional learning and development (PLD) facilitators in New Zealand schools. It describes what PLD facilitation work is, and examines how well facilitators are prepared for the job they are doing. The paper also considers how the job may need to continue to change to meet the needs of teachers and students in the future.
This new free "rapid prototype" resource will be of particular use in school staff professional development workshops, and can also be used or adapted for use with students, parents, school Boards of Trustees, and anyone with an interest in what and how young people learn, and how education could be organised in the future. It invites groups to explore their current thinking and to imagine alternatives that provoke new questions about knowledge, and the roles, relationships, and structures that are needed to support future-oriented learning.