Thinking, researching and living in virtual professional development community of practice
Ayling, Diana; Owen, Hazel; Flagg, Edward
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Citation:Ayling, D., Owen, H., and Flagg, E. (2013). Ayling, D., Owen, H. & Flagg, E. (2012). Thinking, researching and living in virtual professional development community of practice. In M. Brown, M. Hartnett & T. Stewart (Eds.), Future challenges, sustainable futures.(Eds.), (p. 67-74). In Proceedings ascilite Wellington 2012.
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This paper is a comparative case study of two virtual professional development (VPD) communities of practice established and maintained to support teachers in their learning and development. Each community was studied and evaluated by its facilitator. The purpose of those studies was to identify behaviours and capture shifts in educators‟ professional identity as they engaged in VPD. The researchers were interested in those practices that indicated embedding of practice, co-construction of knowledge, and development of skills and values. Many of the factors identified in the VPD initiatives explored the link to the wider conversations that are occurring around education in general in a time of change.