Harness the power of collective efficacy to achieve quality implementation! Designed to overcome a common barrier to successful implementation of school improvement efforts--entrenched belief systems--this book digs deeper into the power of collective efficacy. Teams with a strong sense of collective efficacy devise ways to make “what’s supposed to work” actually work, and find ways to exercise control over challenges that surround them. In addition to the examples from both inside and outside of education, readers will find  • Ways to create environments that tap into mastery as the number one source of collective efficacy  • Methods to strengthen vicarious experiences through observational learning  • Examination of social persuasion and affective states as additional sources of collective efficacy Expanding on this critically-important topic, this book accentuates the importance of collective efficacy as the single most important driver of student achievement and the key to successful implementation. This book is the spark you might need to look at implementation in a completely new light. OBC other books by Corwin: Collective Efficacy 9781506356495 The Intelligent Responsive Leader 9781506333151

Learning Vicariously

Learning Vicariously

People often say that seeing is believing, and it turns out that they are right! In the previous chapter, we examined mastery experiences, which are the most significant source of collective efficacy because they are based on firsthand experiences. Here, we turn our attention to the second most significant source of collective efficacy: vicarious experiences. In psychology, vicarious experiences are defined as the process of learning behavior through observation rather than through direct experience. Vicarious experiences happen when teams (or individual teachers) gain knowledge or information about a strategy, skill, or approach to improving student learning by seeing it performed by others. Vicarious experiences, as a source of efficacy, are important not only at an individual level but for teams as ...

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