- A vibrant network of people concerned with learning, leadership and their interrelationship.
- Drawn together by John MacBeath, Sue Swaffield, David Frost and Megan Crawford.
The network’s operations and influences are at local, national and international levels and are the lifeblood of the Faculty LfL staff’s research, publications, journal, teacher leadership blog and post-graduate teaching. Grounded work, drawing on the LfL framework and principles, with practitioners, schools and organisations is linked to scholarly engagement with international researchers, and to the interface with policy makers.
Our programme of conferences, courses, seminars, publications, critical friendship and research is characterised by:
- A distinctive identity and an independent voice.
- Members of the network learning and working together.
- Sensitivity to policy issues but independent of transient priorities.
Join us and become part of the LfL network and we will send you:
- Ebulletins - termly updates from the network with news and comments
- InForm – our series of specially commissioned papers
- Invitations to events – LfL hosts regular events and seminars throughout the year at the Faculty of Education but also participates in other events across the UK and internationally.
- Opportunities to engage – as a network we are actively engaged with collaborative knowledge exchange and creation.
An opportunity to share your use of LfL principles
Emeritus Professor Neil Dempster and Professor Greer Johnson's work, as presented during our last Seminar on 'Principals as Literacy Leaders in Primary and Secondary School Contexts' (CambridgeSeminar, PALLIC) is just one example of the ways in which the Leadership for Learning framework and principles that were generated by the original LfL (Carpe Vitam) project, have been used.
We know people have adapted, adopted and applied the LfL principles in many contexts, for example as the basis for school principal professional development, as a framework for guiding development work, and as part of Masters programmes. We are hoping to draw together and publish as many examples of using the LfL framework and principles as possible, to spread ideas and continue learning.
If you are using the LfL framework and principles (A focus on learning; conditions for learning; dialogue; shared leadership; shared sense of accountability) in any way at all, do please drop us an email at email@example.com with brief details and we will get back to you.
The LfL team