Presentation on theme: "Using activity theory to investigate the efficacy of Co-operative teacher development. Contrived collegiality? Sarah Jones."— Presentation transcript:
Using activity theory to investigate the efficacy of Co-operative teacher development. Contrived collegiality? Sarah Jones
The Sigmoid Curve Handy, 1984
Holistic meaning Power sharing Well being Transforming dialogue Woods, 2011
Collegiality Spontaneous Voluntary Development oriented Pervasive across time and space Unpredictable (Hargreaves, 2008)
Contrived collegiality Administratively regulated. Compulsory Implementation-oriented Fixed in time and space. Predictable (Hargreaves, 2008)
Conclusion Conflict can now be viewed either as an opportunity to explore issues of divergence or sources of subversion. Collegiality is difficult to implement and may only be seen sporadically. Organisational-induced collegiality exists in the SIG. This makes its an object-orientated, collective and culturally mediated human activity. Wider political context is outside the activity but is still controlling it.
Some questions…. How do we overtly share power? How do we ‘loosen’ experimentation/ risk-taking but keep ‘strength’ over norms to allow teachers to tolerate losses in self-esteem or damage to new identities born out of new learning? How do we continue a process of self-monitoring in a socially constructed platform to enable developments to continue, but avoid surveillance and damaging power dynamics?