The acronym Linpilcare stands for LINking Practitioner Inquiry via effective Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) with the results of academic research. It was an Erasmus+ KA2 project that ran from 2014 to 2017 and involved 6 international partners from both the practical and academic field. The Portuguese trainings centre of Almada, Dene Magna Schools of England, Fontys University of applied science from the Netherlands, the National Institute of Education from Slovenia, the university of Tartu and Catholic Education Flanders. The aim of this consortium was to develop know-how about PLCs and inquiry based practice. Hence, they involved scholars such as professor Nancy Dana.
The intellectual output is freely available on the project website. You can find for instance more than one hundred protocols developed within the project outline. Those protocols are clear instructions to involve everyone from the team to obtain clear results. School teams and advisors can use these protocols when setting up PLCs or during inquiry based learning.