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The authors are teacher educators in the Academic College of Education (ACE) program at Kaye Academic College of Education. Over the years, the 10 teacher educators working in the program have developed a community of practice. In this article, the authors explore the crisis they confronted as a professional learning community, the tensions underlying the crisis, the paths to resolving their crisis, and their decision to look more closely at how collaborative communities of practice affect both group and individual identities. The data analysis revealed two general thematic tensions that supported the authors' understanding of their group’s crisis and led them to identify two metaphors that would help them develop a way out of their crisis. These tensions – preservation versus change and collective versus individual identity – related to their shared language and individual and group identity.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2014
The current article is a re-analysis of three self-studies conducted by three sub-groups of the Active Collaborative Education team. These self-studies were originally presented at the Seventh International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices in 2008. Revisiting and retelling these stories for the purpose of this article highlighted surfaced three concepts: territory, the expert as novice, and de-idealization. These concepts then led the authors to identify the three dimensions of territory, knowledge, and values.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2011