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.

Actionable Team Learning—Seeking Coherent Knowledge
Actionable Team Learning—Seeking Coherent Knowledge

Successful change processes are a function of shaping and reshaping good ideas as they build capacity and ownership.

—Michael Fullan

Central to all work in this book is learning, and yet until now we have not directly addressed what we mean by team learning. In the last chapter, we described how collective inquiry builds collective teacher efficacy. Collective efficacy requires specific outcome-based approaches to learning. To measure efficacy, the actor needs to continuously examine the impact of the actions. This means that teams must set outcomes that can be acted upon and measured. Teams need to ask: How do these actions make a difference for learning? To capture this understanding, we use the specific words—actionable learning. We ...

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