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Finding ways to work with new routes into teaching. Relational tensions in Partnerships; the impact of recent policy changes. Yet as we share the gaze …. Are these two sharing the same thoughts and motivations about this possible purchase?. What are the unspoken agendas?. SCITTs. University
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Are these two sharing the same thoughts and motivations about this possible purchase?
How do we define ourselves?
What of our own sense-making of the landscape?
Friendship, power, mistrust, interpretation
Frelin, A. (2013).
Complexities of managing behaviour v’s managing learning
Beliefs about purposes/aims of education
Understandings about what adult learning is about?
What is involved in conceptualising a teacher education pathway?
Professionality includes the ability to exert educational judgement ; being well trained or knowledgeable is not enough!
An alternative to managerial discourse used in two different ways
Frelin, A. (2013). Exploring Relational Professionalism in Schools. Rotterdam: Sense Pub.
Vertical between teachers and administration/policymakers
The horizontal spurs collegial discussion on what is and what is not professional ways of being
Andy Hargreaves (1994) talked about different kinds of teacher culture from individualistic to collaborative.
In a world of uncertainty they [universities] do retain one vitally important principle that marks them out from any other institution in contemporary society and that is their commitment to what we might call ‘the contestability of knowledge’.
(Peseta and Grant 2011: 1)
Dialogic space of knowledge creation and shared focus
Debates over the meaning of ‘Third Space’ (e.g. Bridging vs. integration)
Macfarlane, K., Nobel, K., Kilderry, A., & Nolan, A. (2005) Developing skills of thinking otherwise and critical reflection. In K. Noble, K Macfarlane & J. Cartmel (Eds.) Circles of Change: Challenging orthodoxy in practitioner research (pp.11-20) Frenchs Forest , NSW, Pearson
What are the relational tensions in partnership?
Deconstruct – tease apart the topic
Confront – consider the issues relevant to future
What has been the impact of recent policy changes on partnerships? (Positive and negative)
Theorise – making the links between theory & practice
What suggestions do you have for constructive ways forward with partnerships?
Think otherwise – rethink practice and identify multiple ways of working with the issues.