The development of university teachers’ collaboration networks during a departmental professional development project

Ine Noben*, Jasperina Brouwer, Jan Folkert Deinum, W. H.Adriaan Hofman

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

OnderzoeksoutputAcademicpeer review

8 Citaten (Scopus)
220 Downloads (Pure)


Professional interaction in the workplace is an indispensable part of professional development. We examined how teachers' teaching collaboration networks within a university department changed throughout an eight-month professional development project and how these networks influenced teachers’ observation choices in formative peer observations. Stochastic actor-oriented modeling (SAOM) shows that it was more likely that teachers started to collaborate when they were working on the same floor (propinquity), were more active in attending project meetings, and had more teaching experience. The multiple regression quadratic assignment procedure (MR-QAP) indicates that teachers were more likely to observe colleagues with whom they already collaborated.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's11
TijdschriftTeaching and Teacher Education
Vroegere onlinedatum20-nov.-2021
StatusPublished - feb.-2022

Citeer dit