From our review of pertinent literature, we created a working model for describing the main features of a Local Learning System. We will be blogging about the evidence and theory which underpins this model here.
Associated with a particular geographic locality.
Many Linked Systems
Composed of different organisations and networks [eg. schools, Multi-academy Trusts, Maths Hub, Research Schools, etc.] that link together.
These links facilitate formal and informal learning among educators.
Practices and Routines
Members participate in common practices and routines for professional learning.
Engagement creates shared histories and a sense of belonging.
Shared concepts, languages and tools facilitate individual and collective professional learning.
Some members engage more with external organisations and networks.
Members come together to assess, explore and tackle shared issues.