This study contributes to existing research on communities of practice
in two ways.
ERIC Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports; Sustainability; Qualitative Research; Critical Incidents Method; Content Analysis; Reliability; Validity; Interrater Reliability; Feedback (Response); Program Implementation; Classroom Techniques; Positive Reinforcement; Teamwork; Administrator Role; Communities of Practice
; Data; Teacher Participation; Expertise; Faculty Mobility; Conflict; Semi Structured Interviews; Foreign Countries
Communities of practice
have long been recognized as a vehicle for building and sharing knowledge and skills.
Communities of practice
, it especially is as the main tool to convert knowledge "implicit" with "explicit" is recognized.
The paper is about the role of informal communities of practice
in general, and whilst it will have implications for informal learning practices in business organisations, a detailed discussion is beyond the scope of this paper.
Major themes are digital and visual expression and technology, multimodal learning and multiliteracies, communities of practice
, infrastructure of new media writing and writing centers, and new media tutor training.
Although Merriam, Courtenay, and Baumgartner's (2003) article on the marginalized communities of practice
that are witches' covens may be an extreme example, one tenet of their findings that is pertinent to LIS is the development of a shared identity.
Reflecting in Communities of Practice
offers important keys to teaching young children and keeping up with the latest practices, and tells how reflecting with colleagues is a method educators can use to share their ability to respond to children and share meaningful experiences with them.
The purpose of this study was to investigate interactions between two doctoral students and their colleagues in a graduate music education program to determine how peer interaction and collaboration might function as a resource for teacher educator preparation using Wenger's (1998) communities of practice
. The specific research questions were:
"Reflecting in Communities of Practice
: A Workbook for Early Childhood Educators" is an 80 page compendium specifically designed for classroom teachers seeking to develop and enhance their abilities to share experiences and respond appropriate to young children for the purpose of fostering their education.