Sustaining innovation in a networked classroom: The contribution of pre-service students

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État de publication: publié

Titre des actes: American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Éditeur: AERA

Lieu: Washington, États-Unis


Résumé: This paper examines pre-service teachers’ contribution to a school-within-a-school professional community in the context of a university-school partnership. While doing student teaching in one-to-one laptop classrooms of a secondary school, they engaged in collaborative reflective practice using a digital platform. Applying Wenger’s community of practice framework, artifacts of their shared repertoire (2002-2015), were analyzed. Available documentation regarding the school program and its context were revisited with an eye to identify its constituents. Our study reveals the key environmental features that oriented, nurtured and sustained the contribution that these “legitimate peripheral participants” made to the practice of teaching in a networked classroom. Moreover, its demonstrates that, under specific circumstances, pre-service teachers bring a valuable contribution to a school-based professional community.

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