Establishing communities of practice

Key guidelines for establishing a community of practice, highlighting the success of Curriculum Reform Communities in particular.

Communities of practice can be referred to in many ways, including:

  • curriculum or education networks
  • community of schools
  • learning circles
  • education clusters.

Effective communities of practice benefit members through:

  • regular collaboration and support for problems of practice
  • sharing of expertise and evidence-informed resources to build collective efficacy
  • professional learning and leadership opportunities.
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