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ERIC Number: EJ1042878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
A Group Psychotherapeutic Perspective on Transforming Participation in a Learning Community
Hod, Yotam; Ben-Zvi, Dani
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v42 n6 p949-970 Nov 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate learners' transforming participation as they enter and engage in a learning community. To do this, we investigated the micro-development of two students' learning and collaborative practices in the context of a unique learning community that was fostered within a graduate level course. Interpretations of the data, which were reviewed by the researchers and triangulated by a group of expert and novice peers, led us to suggest three dimensions of transforming participation that is based on a group psychotherapy framework: (a) the social microcosm--examining one's learning and collaboration practices in the LC in comparison with one's everyday life; (b) developing the motivation to change based on dissatisfaction or a desire to grow; and (c) making incremental changes to practices in a socio-cultural context. We discuss the intricacies and implications of this framework for future research on learning communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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