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Collaborative processes in teacher teams
Joel Taylor (author)Catherine Whalen (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences (Degree granting institution)Peter MacMillan (Committee member)Deborah Koehn (Committee member)
Master of Education (MEd)
Number of pages in document: 99
In this project, I explored how school leaders can support and promote collaborative processes in teacher teams. The completed project provides a comprehensive literature review on various aspects of collaboration in teacher teams and leadership process and structure behind them. This study did not create new knowledge through academic research, but rather took existing research to synthesis into a manageable Professional Development template to be used in the future to inform and support the learning of practicing professionals in the field of K-12 education. I am a practicing secondary school teacher who has witnessed the benefits of collaboration first hand. My experiences in education have led to my desire to explore various issues surrounding collaboration on the K-12 education context through this project.