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ERIC Number: EJ900217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
"A Part of the Continent" ... Professional Identity, Professional Learning Communities
Hayes, Terry
English in Australia, v42 n2 p59-63 2007
In this article, the author reflects on statement six of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) "Statements of Belief". Statement 6 says, "We are committed to ongoing learning communities especially through active participation in a range of professional communities." The author discusses this statement by way of his own professional history. He discusses the pedagogy of "productive talk", the social nature of learning, the "idea" of a professional learning community, and the idea of teaching as a "collegial" and a "collaborative" profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia