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Professional Development Through Communities of Practice


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5 quick slides I flashed during a panel discussion on professional development in Mathematics at the AMESA Congress in Durban on the 31st of March 2010.

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Professional Development Through Communities of Practice

  1. 1. Communities of Practice and Open Education Resources for Professional Development Mark Horner Fellow: Open and Collaborative Resources 31 st March 2010 Seeded by:
  2. 2. Teaching Value Chain
  3. 3. Communities of Practice It is a joint enterprise as understood and continually renegotiated by its members There is mutual engagement that bind members together into a social entity It produces a shared collection of communal resources that members have developed over time.
  4. 4. OERs are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials or techniques used to support access to knowledge. Open Educational Resources
  5. 5. Communities of Practice
  6. 6. Reinforcing the Value Chain