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Award-winning author Jim Knight outlines strategies for excellence that translate staff members’ joy of learning into high-leverage practices that achieve dramatic student outcomes.
Chapter 6: Intensive Learning Teams
Intensive Learning Teams
[Page 176]In the past two decades, much has been written about the power and potential of teams and collaborative learning. In his seminal work The Fifth Discipline (1990), Peter Senge celebrated the concept of learning organizations where “people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together” (p. 3). Since The Fifth Discipline, other powerful approaches for group conversation have emerged (for example, Harrison Owen, 2008, and Juanita Brown & David Isaacs, 2005).
James Surowiecki has especially made the case for the power of group learning. His Wisdom of Crowds (2004) elaborates on his ...