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ERIC Number: EJ1122936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
The Content and Implementation of Shared Professional Knowledge in Early Childhood Education
Melasalmi, Anitta; Husu, Jukka
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v36 n4 p426-439 2016
Drawing on the sociocultural view, shared knowledge is regarded as a basis for interdependent working and multi-professional learning in early childhood education. Shared professional knowledge can be seen as a central element in successful collaboration facilitating individual and collaborative professional learning. This study aims to investigate the content and implementation of shared professional knowledge in an early childhood context. Video-taped data were collected using a stimulated recall method from the two participating teachers. The results show that the content of shared professional knowledge was related to two areas in the teachers' professional knowledge: "professional self" and "professional tasks." In addition, the shared professional knowledge varied according to the teachers' work contexts. This study offers new knowledge on early childhood education practices and teacher education, considering multi-professional collaboration, and shared learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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