Collaboration Framework



This Collaboration Framework has been developed iteratively over time. It was initially created by Rebbecca Sweeney as a rubric that drew mainly on her 2011 M.Ed thesis literature review.
The rubric was trialled during 2015 with several learning communities across Aotearoa. It was found that a rubric style was not useful in supporting learning communities to evaluate and inform their position and progress as a collaborative group. Rebbecca Sweeney and Derek Wenmoth worked together to rethink the rubric into this five part framework with questions to support learning communities to review their collaborative practices.

Who is it for

This Collaboration Framework is for any group of schools, kura and early childhood services that are working together across leaders, tumuaki, kaiako, teachers, iwi, communities, whānau and learners to improve outcomes for learners.

How it can be used

The Framework can be used as a formative self-review tool to help groups to identify:

  • What effective collaboration that makes a difference for learners looks like
  • Next steps towards becoming a more effective collaborative group
  • A way of monitoring progress towards the collaborative state