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Networked Learning Communities
There can be no great change without a terrible upheaval, a social earthquake. Josiah Strong
The capacity for schools and networks of schools to function as learningcommunities will depend on the nature of the school culture and the degree to which flexible shared leadership can thrive.L. Earl 2007
2010 Regional Action
Snapshot OneLearning Area NLCsInformation from interviews and self review survey with sector leaders
Treaty of Waitangi
Learning to Learn
Our interpretation of the results of this study are that networks of schools are likely to be most effective if enhancing pupil learning is the unwavering goal and the work of networks and the schools within them is creating the conditions for educators to engage in the kind of joint work and collaborative enquiry that constantly pushes them to routinely examine and alter what they do in a spiral of continuous rethinking, refinement, and transformation that results in fundamental changes in the way that they think and act in schools in order to provide the best for the pupils that they serve.
Relationships of trust and mutual challenge are the links; tapping explicit knowledgeand exposing tacit knowledge provide the process, and leadership, both formal anddistributed, can create the forums and provide the necessary support and capacity buildingopportunities to move the processes forward.
S. Katz and L. Earl Learning about Networked Learning Communities 2010
Ako: is about being a learner and building collaborative and reciprocal learning and teaching relationships. Manaakitanga: is about leading with moral purpose. It is about having a belief system focused on student outcomes and well-being. It is about supporting and guiding students and a commitment to the professional growth and support of other school leaders and teachers.Awhinatanga: is about guiding and supporting and having empathy with groups and individuals in the community. By being able to appreciate the point of view of others, leaders can help build a strong learning culture.Pono: Having self-belief is about valuing one's self. It includes self-esteem and self-care. It encompasses resilience, wellbeing, and a healthy lifestyle.