The idea in this article that the writer is not just talking about his research, but he is analyzing Leve & Wenger’s ‘Situated Learning Theory’ ideas.
In this article researcher is focusing in literature review, by searching in what others have written about action research in professional community of learning
Key Concepts: Profession Community Situated Learning Professional Learning Professional Identity There are collective ideas in this article, so we have many concepts, such as: concepts
Action Theory Dewey& Schon Practical Action Professionalism “ Characteristics” The commitment and the skills to study one's own teaching The concern to test theory by practicing See next slide Cycle of Action and Reflection It suggests that knowledge is enacted in reflecting and developing a practice. The commitment to systematic questioning of one's own teaching
action Analysis interpretation practical theory Consequences action ideas Data collection
Researchers use the term of “Professional Community” that is affecting individual action and development.
Teacher groups are also important in teachers’ action research, for several reasons:
Teachers share their experiences by talking about plans, steps and results.
Colleagues in the group are also expected to provide practical support for individual research.
It is also stimulate the dissemination of teacher knowledge.
There is theory that is called "scientific community" for Thomas Kuhn. This theory suggests that in the profession community researchers can take the chance to become aware of the mistakes, alternatives and strengths of their researches