What student teachers are talking about their online Communities of Practice (CoP) in Constructivist online course? Investigating student teachers’ experiences in double-layered CoP participation

ID: 35445 Type: Full Paper
  1. Kyungmee Lee and Clare Brett, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada

Monday, March 5 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Location: Terrace South View on map

Presider: Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Abstract: This paper suggests an integrated model of CoP and Constructive online course based on understanding the relationship between student teachers’ online course experiences and their CoP participation. There have been two theoretically and technologically interconnected efforts in teacher education fields such as teachers’ online CoP development and Constructive online course design. Even though these two approaches have not been practically integrated with each other; even though their potential synergies. Based on deeper understanding of the relationship between two approaches, this study will suggest an integrated model of CoP and Constructivist online courses. This paper further discusses the possibility to bring student teachers’ external CoP experiences into the online course to strengthen their situated and authentic shared learning experiences beyond the CoP experiences developed within the course; which called double layered CoPs experiences.

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