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ERIC Number: EJ1100475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
A Community of Practice That Supported the Transition from Doctoral Student to Faculty Member
Dunn, Robin J.; Hemphill, Michael A.; Beaudoin, Sylvie
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v87 n5 p27-30 2016
Professional collaboration is an important aspect of any field. It allows for individuals to share ideas and be part of a team. The TPSR Alliance has been a space for such professional collaborations where members have been able to both benefit from and contribute to it by sharing research and practices revolving around developing responsible behaviors in youth using the teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) model. We have had the opportunity to be a part of this community over the course of our doctoral education process and during our transition from graduate school to our current academic careers in higher education. The TPSR Alliance was established to foster and sustain work of individuals who had the common goal of developing unique youth-development programs. Programs are designed with the long-term plan of preparing young people for responsible citizenship. The TPSR Alliance became a professional-development forum for us as graduate students, and sustains us through our current practice. The aim of this article is to discuss the assimilation of three distinct group members into this particular community of practice that has offered a sense of belonging, unconditional professional and personal relationships, and empowerment through interactions and collaborations in both graduate school and subsequent careers in academia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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