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dc.contributor.authorChalmers, Lex
dc.contributor.authorKeown, Paul Ashley
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-21T01:47:37Z
dc.date.available2012-05-21T01:47:37Z
dc.date.copyright2006-03
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationChalmers, L. & Keown, P. (2006). Communities of practice and professional development. Interantional Journal of Lifelong Education, 25(2), 139-156.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1464-519X
dc.identifier.issn0260-1370
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6341
dc.description.abstractThe Internet has had a transformative effect on many aspects of contemporary living. While there may be a tendency to overstate the impacts of this technology, workplaces and work practices in many societies have been greatly affected by almost instant access to massive amounts of information, delivered through broadening bandwidth. This paper embeds a discussion of professional development in this technological context, and comments on the emergence of a range of Internet‐based tools designed to assist with the delivery of professional development programs for secondary teachers. We argue that the tools by themselves are not enough to guarantee effective professional development and that building ‘communities of practice’ will become significant in lifelong learning models. We discuss some work undertaken in a professional development project with secondary school teachers distributed at a distance from the host institution.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Lifelong Education
dc.titleCommunities of practice and professional developmenten_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02601370500510793en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Lifelong Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page139en_NZ
pubs.editionMarch-Aprilen_NZ
pubs.elements-id31652
pubs.end-page156en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume25en_NZ


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