ABSTRACT

Research–practice partnerships (RPPs) increasingly operate within multi-organizational networks, a trend with important implications for how common RPP practices are structured and enacted. Such networks include collective impact efforts that span actors across sectors (Kania & Kramer, 2011) and informal STEM and digital learning ecosystems that involve collectives of out-of-school providers (Akiva, Kehoe, & Schunn, 2017; Ching, Santo, Hoadley, & Peppler, 2016; Penuel, Clark, & Bevan, 2016). Many such networks are organized as or participate in RPPs that operate differently from partnerships that focus on a single school, district, or community organization.