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ERIC Number: EJ1083394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Creating and Sustaining Professional Learning Partnerships: Activity Theory as an Analytic Tool
Bloomfield, Dianne; Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v40 n11 Article 2 Nov 2015
Significant attention has been paid to the forms and practices of effective school-university partnerships in recent times as they are commonly seen as a key element to improve the quality of teacher education programs and thus graduate teachers. However, analysis of the effectiveness of such partnerships has not been so evident. This article critically reviews the notion of partnership and its practice in Australia, then presents a conceptual lens via activity theory through which to analyse opportunities and challenges, particularly with respect to school-university partnerships, within the current climate. A Professional Learning Partners Program in a specific context in Australia is also described to present one initiative that aims to develop an effective partnership between school and university.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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