The TePL initiative is both an innovative and inclusive approach to professional learning networks. TePL’s goal is to explore new learning opportunities created and shared 'in real time' using Shared Learning Spaces (SLS).
Shared Learning Spaces link pioneering primary and secondary school classrooms in the north of Scotland - both visually and digitally - with each other and the University of Aberdeen. SLS ‘connect’ schools, teachers and their pupils, student teachers, teacher educators, researchers and Local Authority staff in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and the Highlands. TePL focuses on transforming learning by pupils and professionals collaborating in and across technology-enhanced spaces. The network is based on five key themes. TePL promotes expansive education embedded in professional enquiry and action research.