Discover how psychological safety, constructive conflict, and actionable learning create a powerful triple helix to transform teams! In this ground-breaking resource, three experts in the field of education and teamwork each present one of three strands that, when woven together, support teamwork and forge collaborative interactions into a transformative way of working. You’ll learn approaches, processes and tools to overcome common obstacles to team effectiveness such as feelings of futility, anxiety, and poor morale. Drawing on research and practical experience the authors identify strategies and tools that show how to:  • Build psychological safety, where teams work towards resilient interpersonal relationships  • Use constructive conflict as a powerful catalyst for team learning and transformation  • Inquire into problems of practice to transform capabilities and produce actionable learning Acquire ways to develop mindful, thoughtful, and constructive teams where authentic communication drives group awareness and clear processes and goals.

Collaborative Inquiry—Building Learning Capacity

Collaborative Inquiry—Building Learning Capacity

Collaborative inquiry expands a team’s ability to create positive futures.


Collaborative inquiry is the centerpiece for effective team learning. A wise teacher once advised, “When in doubt ask the question.” As he explained it, “If you have the question, chances are others do too. The smart learner does not wait for others; he asks about what he does not understand.” When a learner becomes humble and asks questions about what is not understood, she expands the capacity to grow and learn. When these questions are asked as part of teamwork, they allow learners to persist and puzzle through until they achieve a coherent understanding and an ability to act on new knowledge. Through this process knowledge becomes collective.

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