SCHOLARLY
REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
IN COMMUNITIES
#fslt14 | FIRST STEPS INTO LEARNING
AND TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

3 Febru...
Hi from my home office
online
community
steward
back
therapy

almost
pyjamas

my other
office
Your experience?
A) I would feel lost as an educator without regular

participation in communities of practice
B) I occasi...
Communities of practice are groups of people who share a
concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do
i...
What are your strategies for improving your teaching?
Brookfield – 4 lenses
1. Autobiographical experiences
2. The students’ eyes
3. Our colleagues’ experiences
4. Literature
Brookfield – 4 lenses
Reach even further
Continually shape teaching and learning
environments into spaces of knowledge
exc...
“My students complete the required
assignments and respond to my
questions, but beyond that they don’t
engage”
S`
Wide open. No login to read

Summaries – what we
accomplished together

Archives available forever

Forums, wikis, polls, ...
How do we make this happen? Volunteers!
Design for Success
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Participation on the periphery
Community steward
Attention to history
Bridge and c...
Indicators of Success
• “WE” speak
• We did this together
• We learned together
• We advanced our practices together
• We ...
Why Communities of Practice?
http://www.ewenger.com/theory/
Brookfield, S. (2005) Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San
Francisco. Jossey Bass....
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  • http://www.ewenger.com/theory/
  • Photo by John Liu http://flic.kr/p/9n7hvvBrookfield, S. (2005) Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Francisco. Jossey Bass.
  • Photo by John Liu http://flic.kr/p/9n7hvv
  • Photos by (clockwise beginning at top left: Ian Sane http://flic.kr/p/9fwoMsLiam Eldret http://flic.kr/p/63CvE9zoetnet http://flic.kr/p/6TSHoGDavid Goehring http://flic.kr/p/gBnMG3Martino F. http://flic.kr/p/4BtXE2Ben Salter http://flic.kr/p/6evMi4 (middle)
  • http://scope.bccampus.ca
  • Scholarly Reflective Practice in Communities

    1. 1. SCHOLARLY REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN COMMUNITIES #fslt14 | FIRST STEPS INTO LEARNING AND TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION 3 February, 2014 CC-BY
    2. 2. Hi from my home office online community steward back therapy almost pyjamas my other office
    3. 3. Your experience? A) I would feel lost as an educator without regular participation in communities of practice B) I occasionally participate in communities of practice, but don’t find them essential for my professional growth C) I never participate in communities of practice. I don’t see the value. D) I don’t know what a community of practice is.
    4. 4. Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Etienne Wenger
    5. 5. What are your strategies for improving your teaching?
    6. 6. Brookfield – 4 lenses 1. Autobiographical experiences 2. The students’ eyes 3. Our colleagues’ experiences 4. Literature
    7. 7. Brookfield – 4 lenses Reach even further Continually shape teaching and learning environments into spaces of knowledge exchange. Further yet? Continually shape OWN learning environments connect – reflect – improve practice
    8. 8. “My students complete the required assignments and respond to my questions, but beyond that they don’t engage”
    9. 9. S`
    10. 10. Wide open. No login to read Summaries – what we accomplished together Archives available forever Forums, wikis, polls, resources, etc clustered together by topic Some ambitious projects
    11. 11. How do we make this happen? Volunteers!
    12. 12. Design for Success • • • • • • • • • • Participation on the periphery Community steward Attention to history Bridge and connect to enrich and advance dialogue Rhythm and variety, build anticipation Focus on people and dialogue Ideas for activities emerge through participation Mutual exchange of services / collaboration Different modes and levels of engagement The interactions both define and are defined by the community – historically new forms of practice
    13. 13. Indicators of Success • “WE” speak • We did this together • We learned together • We advanced our practices together • We accomplished this together • • Willingness to give back Investment in the future of the community
    14. 14. Why Communities of Practice?
    15. 15. http://www.ewenger.com/theory/ Brookfield, S. (2005) Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Francisco. Jossey Bass. http://scope.bccampus.ca http://vle.openbrookes.net/course/view.php?id=11 Photo credits are listed in the notes section of each slide. Sylvia Currie scurrie@bccampus.ca @currie
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