An online community of practice for pre-service and beginning teachers of secondary mathematics

Goos, Merrilyn and Bennison, Anne (2006). An online community of practice for pre-service and beginning teachers of secondary mathematics. In: J. Novotna, H. Moraova, M. Kratka and N. Stehlikova, Mathematics in the Centre : Proceedings PME 30: Prague 2006. Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Prague, Czech Republic, (209-216). 16-21 July, 2006.

Author Goos, Merrilyn
Bennison, Anne
Title of paper An online community of practice for pre-service and beginning teachers of secondary mathematics
Conference name Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Conference location Prague, Czech Republic
Conference dates 16-21 July, 2006
Proceedings title Mathematics in the Centre : Proceedings PME 30: Prague 2006
Journal name Pme 30: Proceedings of the 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol 3
Place of Publication Prague, Czech Republic
Publisher Charles University
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN *****************
ISSN 0771-100X
Editor J. Novotna
H. Moraova
M. Kratka
N. Stehlikova
Volume 3
Start page 209
End page 216
Total pages 8
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The aim of this study was to investigate how a community of practice focused on learning to teach secondary mathematics was created and sustained by pre-service and beginning teachers. Bulletin board discussions of one pre-service cohort are analysed in terms of Wenger’s (1998) three defining features of a community of practice: mutual engagement, joint enterprise, and a shared repertoire. The study shows that the emergent design of the community contributed to its sustainability in allowing the pre-service teachers to define their own professional goals and values. Sustainability was also related to how the participants expanded, transformed, and maintained the community during the pre-service program and after graduation.
Subjects 1301 Education Systems
Keyword Pre-service Teachers
Community of practice
Joint enterprise
Shared repertoire
Mutual engagement
Q-Index Code E1

 
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