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ERIC Number: EJ1072318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Service-Learning and Emergent Communities of Practice: A Teacher Education Case Study
Kaschak, Jennifer Cutsforth; Letwinsky, Karim Medico
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v88 n5 p150-154 2015
This study investigates the unexpected emergence of a community of practice in a middle level mathematics and science methods course. The authors describe how preservice teacher participation in a collaborative, project-based service-learning experience resulted in the formation of a community of practice characterized by teamwork, meaningful practice, and shared resources. The article concludes with a twofold argument demonstrating how collaborative, project-based service-learning experiences potentially contribute to preservice teacher learning via the positive outcomes that emerge from participation in a community of practice, while also reinforcing preservice teacher commitment to the constructive pedagogy of service-learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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