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LSIS Research Development Fellowship (RDF) projects 2011-2012: Scaling new mountains: How can Joint Practice Development support the design and delivery of curriculum?

Principal focus of the project

The project's original focus was enhancing employer employer engagement in the context of Austerity. Over the course of the project, this focus was refined , in the light of students' and colleagues' responses to socio-economic changes, to exploring the practicalities and challenges of collaborative management of significant sectoral change in a small rural College setting

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

The report concludes that it is critical for teachers and managers to work together to respond to the needs of learners, as well as the broader policy context and that shared clarity about the nature and purposes of the curriuclum are key to this. Whilst describing the beneftis of collaboration, the researcher notes the challenges it poses and reflects on some of his own responses to them.

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Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Robin Webber-Jones - New College Stamford

Name of associate programmes

LSIS Research Development Fellowship


A case study of one practitioner's research into the use of joint practice development and collaboration as a context for reviewing and refining the curriculum offer

Resource Type: Report
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