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ERIC Number: EJ837341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
The Role of the "Professional Community" in Action Research
Altrichter, Herbert
Educational Action Research, v13 n1 p11-26 Mar 2005
The article argues that collective learning plays an important role in the practice of teacher research, which has not yet been adequately dealt with in its theory. Lave & Wenger's (1991) theory of "Situated Learning" is examined as an example for a conceptualisation of collective learning. In the concluding section, some provisions for "learning in communities" in the practice of teacher research are discussed. Although the argument is made for the teaching profession, it is assumed that it also has some bearing on action research in other professions. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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