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dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Carolyn Julieen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorEarl Rinehart, (Suzanne) Kerryen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMills, Judith Patriciaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-11T03:05:07Z
dc.date.available2018en_NZ
dc.date.available2018-07-11T03:05:07Z
dc.date.issued2018en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationSwanson, C. J., Earl Rinehart, (Suzanne) K., & Mills, J. (2018). Focusing on teachers as learners in professional learning communities. Teachers and Curriculum, 18(1), 1–5. https://doi.org/10.15663/tandc.v18i1.322en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11932
dc.description.abstractPractising teachers are part of professional learning communities in many educational settings. In this piece, the editors unpack what we mean by the term learning community and outline the nature of professional learning that can occur in professional learning communities. Like all good ideas, the concepts of communities of practice and communities of learners get captured, digested, and become formulas or recipes that have lost the full flavour of the original concepts. Therefore, it is crucial that we re-question the aims of professional learning communities and critically examine their current configurations. Are our professional learning communities safe places, where members can challenge current thinking, take risks and learn together with a shared purpose, and refresh ourselves? Or are the participants compelled to attend, working off someone else’s agenda and direction and lacking the freedom to explore?
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Researchen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://tandc.ac.nz/tandcen_NZ
dc.rights© The Authors 2018. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 International License.
dc.titleFocusing on teachers as learners in professional learning communitiesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.15663/tandc.v18i1.322en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfTeachers and Curriculumen_NZ
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pubs.elements-id225348
pubs.end-page5
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume18en_NZ


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