Community learning: member's stories about their academic community of practice Lynch, Bernadette McDonald, Jacquelin Collins, Pauline Hingst, Raymond D Kimmins, Lindy Star, Cassandra 2010-07-27T06:38:09Z 2010-07-27T06:38:09Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Communities of practice (CoPs) are generally endorsed in higher education, but there are few examples of successful communities within the Australian higher education context. This paper articulates the experiences of members of a Faculty community of practice as they share their stories about collegial support, fellowship, inspiration, problem-solving, essential administrative backing and cheese! The stories reflect the response of a group of academics to the development of a community of practice around learning and teaching within the business faculty of a small, regional Australian university with a diverse student cohort of domestic and international on-campus and external students. We argue that CoPs provide a number of key professional supports for academic staff: real communication and ongoing dialogue across institutional barriers; a sense of trust required to open up a safe place to share common challenges and enable social learning; support and professional development for course leaders; and a model of strategic thinking and strategic action in a changing institutional environment. en
dc.description.note [Milperra, NSW] en
dc.identifier.citation McDonald, J., Collins, P., Hingst, R.D., Kimmins, L., Lynch, B., & Star, C., 2008. Community learning: member's stories about their academic community of practice. HERDSA 2008 International Conference: Engaging Communities. en
dc.identifier.rmid 2006014404
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dc.publisher [Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc] en
dc.relation.ispartofseries HERDSA 2008 International Conference: Engaging Communities en
dc.subject.forgroup 1303 Specialist Studies in Education en
dc.title Community learning: member's stories about their academic community of practice en
dc.type Conference paper en
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