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ERIC Number: EJ1106515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
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Communities of Practice in Higher Education: Professional Learning in an Academic Career
Arthur, Linet
International Journal for Academic Development, v21 n3 p230-241 2016
This article focuses on the life history of a university academic, and the ways in which he learned in different communities of practice during his career. This account raises questions about the applicability of situated learning theory to a knowledge-based organisation, and argues that both the external context and the individuals within the community impinge on learning. It suggests that the role of academic staff developers may vary depending on the CoP and should include developing networks, facilitation, providing relevant expertise, improving harmony within CoPs and harnessing the benefits of internationally dispersed CoPs.
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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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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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