The intention of the EFFeCT Partnership was discussing the subject from many different angles rather than creating a definition for collaborative teacher learning. Issues about the meaning of learning are discussed and conclusions about the content and the process of learning are set out. The importance of the four features of a good practice regarding collaborative teacher learning is explained. Namely: participative professionalism, deep level collaboration, equity and deep learning. Collaborative teacher learning is defined as teachers working together through purposeful interaction intended to advance their learning, based on participative and inclusive values and a commitment to expansive rather than test-led or performative conceptions of learning.
In the following chapters, you can read a brief summary of our understanding of collaborative teacher learning. In addition to that, a detailed explanation can be read in the downloadable EFFeCT papers, written by partners.