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ERIC Number: EJ867044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Ecologies of Participation in School Classrooms
Boylan, Mark
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n1 p61-70 Jan 2010
The concept of legitimate peripheral participation was developed by considering informal learning contexts. Its applicability to school classrooms is problematic. This is particularly so when teacher centred and decontextualised procedural practices predominate as they do in "usual school mathematics" classrooms. By considering the nature of social practice, learning relationships, identity and participation in such classrooms in relation to legitimate peripheral participation as a construct, both these features and the construct itself are explored and critiqued. To understand the complexity and multidimensionality of participation in both formal and informal learning contexts, the concept of ecologies of participation is proposed.
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Language: English
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