Representing Partnerships Practices
A range of partnership types is explored in this chapter. The purposes and characteristics of a partnership determine the degree to which a partnership needs to be embedded within the partner organisations. This chapter presents the ‘Representing Partnerships Practices’ (RPP) element of the Interpretive Framework. The RPP is useful to guide thinking about the desired nature of a particular partnership. The RPP recognises that a range of purposes, intended outcomes and commitments that can be afforded by partnerships, and that all have a value, which is determined by how it meets the needs of each partner. In the RPP, partnerships are described as being Connective, Generative or Transformative. Examples of practice are used to illustrate the opportunities, benefits and possible limitations of each of these partnership typologies in affecting quality learning outcomes for the different partner stakeholders. At all levels of partnership, it is important to ensure that the partnership itself is managed and fostered.
KeywordsPartnership practices Connective Generative Transformative Science teacher education Interpretive framework Primary science Pre-service teachers
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