In order to smoothly implement the 12-year national curriculum guidelines, the Ministry of Education launched the Pilot School Program at the high school stage in 2016. The Program utilizes the two major logics of practice: professional learning network and democratic professionalism, to strengthen the support system and collaborative participation mechanism through task sharing, collaborative working and collaborative problem-solving. These methods then help to form the connection and networking of professional resources. Taking a pragmatic approach, this paper aims to illustrate the position of the policy, function, benefits, and meanings of the pilot school program. The pilot schools were supposedly designed as a leverage for co-generating collaborative working. The transformative purpose for this program is achieved by means of region-based and policy-guided advisory activities, assessing and problem-solving of curriculum restructuring. Through continuing professional learning and exchange, these school efforts might bring about the capabilities of collective problem-solving and public consciousness. These practices might be more likely to inspire imaginaries of democratic professionalism, promote the new social relations and the accumulation of professional capital through regional alliances.
|Translated title of the contribution||Enabling Networked Action by Pilot Schools for Nurturing Democratic Professionalism|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Dec|
- pilot school
- professional learning network
- democratic professionalism