MODULE 4: How can professionals from different institutions learn from each other?
By embedding professional collaboration across institutional boundaries, staff can feel more competent and better supported to ensure warm and inclusive transitions for the diversity of children, families and local communities. To stimulate professional collaboration, installing inter-institutional professional learning communities in which staff from different institutions (childcare, preschool, ECEC centre and/or primary school) can share and critically interrogate their transitional practices in an on-going reflective, learning-oriented and growth-promoting way. Although broader society often gives different praise and acknowledgement (e.g. difference between childcare worker and a preschool teacher or difference between a preschool and primary school teacher), the various groups of professionals can feel more connected in their mission to develop educational practices that is suitable and meaningful for the diversity of children, parents, and local communities with whom they engage.
Below you will find materials on how to set up professional learning communities, preferably across institutions.