School Networks: A Model of Engagement

An essay analysing a peer to peer networking model conceived in 2005 for North London schools.

By Amanda Dale, 2008.

This essay analyses the Associate Schools Network, a model conceived in 2005 for North London schools that utilised a peer to peer model of learning through partnership working.

Together these networks of schools would develop different approaches to creativity suited to their school needs.

The challenges of group working and sustained engagement in networks are discussed alongside the benefits of experiential learning and the chance to reflect on practice during dedicated time out away from school. Suggestions for future networks and collaborative working are offered in the conclusion.

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