Teacher Collaboration: Episode 3

In this third episode of the Evidence Based Education podcast mini-series on teacher collaboration, we speak to James McBlane, a regular listener to the podcast who got in touch with a suggestion and so we invited him on for a chat! Dr. Jenni Donohoo, a best-selling author and expert on the subject of teacher collaboration, and Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research at the Chartered College of Teaching.

Tune in to the discussion as we explore:

  • The culture of collaboration
  • The broader benefits of collaboration
  • What does it mean to have collective teacher efficacy?
  • What are the enabling conditions for effective teacher collaboration?
  • The chicken and the egg efficacy dilemma!

The research paper referenced in the podcast by Jenni was Six Supporting Conditions of Implementation and can be found here.

All of our podcasts can be found in our podcast archive, and you can listen to episodes one and two in this teacher collaboration series here and here. What’s more, we have a host of free eBooks, videos and webinars in our Resource Library!

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  • Basil Tulesi

    Quite useful. The benefits of professional collaboration have explicitly been advocated in positive light that resonate with professional discipline and vision of my current school ,namely; staff retention, high job satisfaction, professional learning and a lot more. These ideas resonate with my ideal professional checklist and therefore I am persuaded to make this podcast the main agenda of my next meeting (As we go on Spring Break in CNY in 48 hours).

    I am particularly enthused by every aspect of collective efficacy (Although I prefer the term professional culture) and it’s reciprocal impact (not necessarily soliciting a causal effect on student attainment).

    Quotations from Albert Bandura (a respected Psychologist) made my evening.
    Thank you for educating me. Kind regards.

    • Jennifer Donohoo

      Thanks Basil – I think it’s important to remain rooted in the research when we discuss collective efficacy. There are too many unsubstantiated claims about ways to foster efficacy. I am glad you enjoyed the podcast.

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