A learning architecture framework (LAF) for developing community, engagement and professional identity for pre-service teachers

Catherine McLoughlin, Mark Lee, J Brady

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Abstract

To support students completing their practicum placements as part of a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), a community of practice (CoP) framework was developed by adopting a Learning Architecture Framework based on the work of Wenger. Through this framework, student interaction and structured dialogue were facilitated that enabled professional conversations and peer-to-peer learning offering mutual engagement, emotional support, feedback and scope for reflection. Data collected in the form of podcast recordings and blog entries of critical incidents created by the students while on practicum, as well as post-practicum focus group discussions, attests strongly to the effectiveness of this approach in developing online communities to support the professional development of pre-service teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Emerging Technologies Conference
EditorsIan Olney, Geraldine Lefoe, Jessica Mantei, Jan Herrington
Place of PublicationWollongong, NSW
PublisherUniversity of Wollongong
Pages147-157
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781741281576
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventEmerging Technologies Conference - Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Duration: 18 Jun 200820 Jun 2008

Conference

ConferenceEmerging Technologies Conference
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period18/06/0820/06/08

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