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ERIC Number: EJ948608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Cooperative Learning for Faculty: Building Communities of Practice
Loertscher, Jennifer
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v39 n5 p391-392 Sep-Oct 2011
The science teaching community is currently in the midst of a major shift from traditional, lecture-based teaching approaches to student-centered approaches that emphasize inquiry, cooperative learning, and development of a broad range of transferrable skills. These changes demand substantial curricular reform. One way to support the collective learning process, that will be necessary to make and sustain widespread changes in curriculum, is through formation of communities of practice. This commentary briefly introduces the idea of communities of practice to the biochemistry education community and provides an exploration of the key features of communities of practice as well as some examples of communities of practice designed to support teaching innovations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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