Exploring Focused Responsiveness as an Approach to Facilitation in Professional Learning

Jennifer Richards*

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Abstract

Meaningful professional learning (PL) for teachers needs to center their assets, aims, and needs while also bringing them into conversation with research-based instructional approaches that support student learning. In service of facilitating meaningful PL, this study introduces and aims to develop characterizations of focused responsiveness in PL. I draw on multiple literature bases and interviews with science teacher leaders who facilitated professional learning communities to build understandings of what focused responsiveness to teachers may entail and look like in PL, and associated tensions. Deeper understanding of this approach has the potential to contribute to the design and enactment of PL environments that value teachers as highly knowledgeable professionals and experienced co-generators of their own learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Collaboration toward Educational Innovation for All
Subtitle of host publicationOverarching Research, Development, and Practices - 16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2022
EditorsClark Chinn, Edna Tan, Carol Chan, Yael Kali
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages985-988
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330653
StatePublished - 2022
Event16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2022 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: Jun 6 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
ISSN (Print)1814-9316

Conference

Conference16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2022
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/6/226/10/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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