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    Why use "though" here instead of "as"?

    Why use "though" here instead of "as"?


    The research done on learning leadership reveals that innovation in this area takes place though teams of educators working in a network who are open to learning from each other, to co-operating with families and to interacting with other schools, the local community and other countries. In the new context of change and in a ref lexive society, networks have huge potential to generate learning dynamics based on openness, dialogue and co-operation. Hence innovation and reform are generated at the meso level of the community, enhancing interconnections, and spreading innovation right across the micro, meso and macro levels.


    (See Chapter 6 "Promoting learning leadership in Catalonia and beyond" of a report titled "Leadership for 21st century learning" published by OECD in 2013. )


    (The third paragraph of p.188. Here is the link: http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset...406-en#page191)

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    #2

    Re: Why use "though" here instead of "as"?

    The sentence is very wordy and difficult to understand.

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    Re: Why use "though" here instead of "as"?

    I am not a teacher

    Are you sure it's not a printing mistake ?
    Through seems more appropriate .

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    #4

    Re: Why use "though" here instead of "as"?

    Yes, that is a typo. "Though" should be followed by an independent clause, which the clause stated is not. The sentence would make sense with the preposition "through".
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    Re: Why use "though" here instead of "as"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "Though" should be followed by an independent clause, which the clause stated is not.
    What is stated is not a clause but a noun phrase.
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    #6

    Re: Why use "though" here instead of "as"?

    '...through' would make more sense to me, too.

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    Re: Why use "though" here instead of "as"?

    Quote Originally Posted by shwm View Post
    Why use "though" here instead of "as"?
    I think 'as' could be used if 'working' was replaced with 'work', i.e. the noun phrase was changed to a clause.
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    Re: Why use "though" here instead of "as"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think 'as' could be used if 'working' was replaced with 'work', i.e. the noun phrase was changed to a clause.
    The research done on learning leadership reveals that innovation in this area takes place as teams of educators work in a network who are open to learning from each other, to co-operating with families and to interacting with other schools, the local community and other countries.

    It would not work either as the sentence cannot connect with the subsequent phrases (underlined).
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    Re: Why use "though" here instead of "as"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    It would not work either as the sentence cannot connect with the subsequent phrases (underlined).
    It would work as 'who are open' can connect with the subsequent phrases (underlined).
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