12 October 2021

Collective efficacy: ways to create learning environments for teachers

By Drs. Ellen Aanen-Zilvold

Collective efficacy is the belief that, through collective actions, teachers can influence student achievement. Four sources of collective efficacy are presented.

One of the sources is learning by observing. How does learning by observing someone else who is high performing influence confidence? How do you create a situation in which teachers actually learn from observation? We interactively discuss possibilities in your school to strengthen a learning environment for teachers and draw on research into the effects of collective efficicay. 

Why is this an interesting experience for teachers who have the desire to grow as teacher leaders? You get suggestions for your own schoolpractice how to develop collective efficacy.  

I love teaching in this masters course. Learning together with students who are deeply motivated to enriche en deepen their education with a mission is inspiring. 

The past three years I learned that teacher leaders are hard working professionals with a love for learning. The discussions about a Christian vision on positive psychology e.g. were important to learn to look to developments in research from different perspectives.

It is pleasure to see how master student grow (further) into their role as teacher leader. These informal leaders are dedicated to their schools and colleagues. They can make a difference. 

Learn more?

Do you want to learn more about Collective efficacy? And do you want to experience our mastersprogramme Learning and innovation: track Christian education. Join us on Wednesday 17 November 2021, 12.00-14.00 (CET). Prof. Ellen Aanen will give a (free) lecture about Collective efficacy.

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Drs. Ellen Aanen-Zilvold

About Drs. Ellen Aanen-Zilvold

Ellen Aanen is a teacher at the Master Learning and Innovation. She works at the CHE.