On building a community of practice: reflective narratives of academic learning and growth

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Barrett, Margaret S., Ballantyne, Julie, Harrison, Scott and Temmerman, Nita. 2009. "On building a community of practice: reflective narratives of academic learning and growth." Reflective Practice. 10 (4), pp. 403-416. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623940903138233
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On building a community of practice: reflective narratives of academic learning and growth

ERA Journal ID22039
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBarrett, Margaret S. (Author), Ballantyne, Julie (Author), Harrison, Scott (Author) and Temmerman, Nita (Author)
Journal TitleReflective Practice
Journal Citation10 (4), pp. 403-416
Number of Pages14
Year2009
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon. United Kingdom
ISSN1462-3943
1470-1103
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14623940903138233
Web Address (URL)http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14623940903138233
Abstract

This paper traces the evolution of an academic community of practice and identifies the individual and collective outcomes of participation for the members. The impetus for the community was the joint development of a learning and
teaching project grant application that aimed to improve teacher education in music curriculum, and the subsequent implementation of that project. The paper draws on a range of data sources including individual reflective journals, audiorecords and transcriptions of meetings, email archives and discussion board posts of the project team members. The purpose of the paper is to illuminate and interrogate the processes and enabling conditions that supported the development of this academic community of practice, and consider the implications for academics.

Keywordscommunity of practice; reflective practice; higher education; music education; collaboration
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
470108. Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication
390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Queensland
Griffith University
Faculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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