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ERIC Number: EJ921245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Taking Part in the Dance: Technology Teachers Interacting with Communities of Practice
Slatter, Wendy; France, Bev
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v21 n2 p217-233 May 2011
This research investigated how secondary school technology teachers planned and implemented units that enabled students to access authentic technological practice through their contact with a community of practice (CoP). It was found that when teachers plan to access a community of practice for their students a complex dance-style relationship develops between the three parties involved. Unplanned interactions can have a significant effect on the planned teaching unit. If teachers are reflexive to the demands of the student and the CoP representative, there is the potential for the development of teaching programmes with technological outcomes that reflect authentic technological practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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