Journal of Professional Capital and Community: Volume 4 Issue 4


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Encouraging professional learning communities to increase the shared consensus in writing assessments: The added value of comparative judgement

Roos Van Gasse, Marije Lesterhuis, San Verhavert, Renske Bouwer, Jan Vanhoof, Peter Van Petegem, Sven De Maeyer

The Flemish Examination Centre designed an intervention to establish a professional learning community on the topic of writing assessment. The purpose of this paper is to…

Does teaching experience increase teacher effectiveness? A review of US research

Anne Podolsky, Tara Kini, Linda Darling-Hammond

The purpose of this paper is to summarize the key findings from a critical review of relevant US research to determine whether teachers, on average, improve in their…


Leadership, uncertainty and risk: how leaders influence teachers

Kaye Twyford, Deidre Le Fevre

The purpose of this paper is to examine how the actions of leaders influence teachers’ perceptions of risk and sensemaking during professional learning (PL).

Teacher collaboration, differing expectations, and emotions in school improvement: “It’s always take, take, take”

Hayley Weddle, Marie Lockton, Amanda Datnow

While the benefits of teacher collaboration are well documented, less is known about how emotions intersect with teachers’ collective work. Educational change is an…

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