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Title: Community of practice for teachers: Sensemaking or critical reflective learning?
Authors: Ng, Pak Tee
Tan, Charlene H. P. (Charlene Hwee Phio)
Keywords: Community of practice
Critical reflective learning
Sensemaking
Teachers
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Ng, P. T., & Tan, C. (2009). Community of practice for teachers: Sensemaking or critical reflective learning? Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 10(1), 37-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623940802652730
Abstract: While collaborative learning among teachers is encouraged and practised in many schools today, the process of learning through 'communities of practice' may involve ‘sensemaking’ rather than critical reflective learning. This paper argues that sensemaking in a community of practice utilises a restricted form of reflective learning that is largely technical in nature and confined to immediate practice concerns. It is further argued that the quality of learning will be significantly enhanced by encouraging practitioners to engage in critical reflective learning where reflection is implicit and intuitive in nature, and general and contextual in scope and object.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. The published version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623940802652730
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/17878
ISSN: 1462-3943 (print)
1470-1103 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/14623940802652730
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