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Spiral of Learning

Each Community of Practice will have events that follow a basic pathway, the ‘Spiral of Learning’, that will lead to practical results:

  1. Scoping – defining the problem through surveys, case studies, community interaction
  2. Exploring Ideas – at least 3-4 ideas for each CoP theme will be explored
  3. New Learning – summarising key findings from the exploring work done
  4. Action Planning – applying our learning to our situations and problems to identify actions
  5. Going Beyond - using our learning to support pilot programmes of work, campaigns to run, policies to implement, research to conduct, resources to develop.

The learning of the community will happen in a variety of ways, including through participating in and debriefing learning events, reviewing materials, pilot studies testing new ideas and theories of the community, discussion threads, etc.

Some more examples of learning opportunities include:

  • Formal CoP meetings focused on the theme
  • Facilitated learning & solution-based events
  • Social Media platforms & postings providing useful and relevant information
  • Webcasts/Blogs – including TSSA members, guest speakers & other contributors
  • Promotion of learning opportunities outside of the TSSA programme relating to the theme
  • Surveys, reflection, evaluation activities

To find out what is covered in each CoP spiral of learning, visit the CoP specific pages.