Developing professional capital: From Pedagogic Solitude to the Teachers Takeaway

This project demonstrates how the principles of Joint Practice Development (JPD) (Fielding et al, 2005) have been applied when attempting to solve the issue of staff engagement with CPD. The culmination of this project was the Teachers Takeaway ( which is an online platform showcasing instances of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment where staff from 3 local colleges; Havant and South Downs, Eastleigh and Fareham College have recorded 3-5 minute videos on various topics including management of learning, use of technology and embedding English and Maths. The collaborative nature of JPD (and also the outcome of the project) sought to break the “silo mentality” or as Schulman (1993) calls it “pedagogic solitude” via inclusive and effective relationships being built and this website is an example of how that can be achieved.