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Network structures of in-service teachers’ collective knowledge construction: An SNA analysis of multiliteracies online course
Multiliteracies is not only concerned with learners’ meaning-making using multiple communication and representation channels but with individuals’ contributions towards a collaborative and participatory culture. However, understanding collective knowledge construction in computer-mediated discussions is challenging due to large and complex digital texts in online contexts. To respond to this challenge, this study investigated the relationships between network structures and potentials for collaborative knowledge construction in a 12-week online multiliteracies professional education course by adopting Knowledge Society Network and Collaborative Knowledge Networks as analytical frameworks and using Social Network Analysis to find which network models the online course followed. Consequently, the network of teacher participants’ interactions showed high participant interaction and low idea interaction.
Updated: May. 18, 2021
This article discusses the research regarding the formation and role of networks, and factors to consider when assessing the impact and outcomes of a network. It also looks at the connections between networks and action research (AR), and moves to a focus on the Evaluative Study of Action Research (ESAR), currently in its first stages, and outlines four levels of networks associated with the study. Finally, this article provides an early formative analysis with regard to the impact and outcomes of the ESAR team as a network to date. The authors conclude that the ESAR network provides evidence of each factor of well-functioning networks. Formative evaluations will continue for how the team network functions, as well as how each of the networks that develop functions as the research is undertaken.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2017
The author argues that the traditional model of one-on-one mentoring is insufficient given the changing demographics of next-generation faculty members, their particular expectations, the limited professional training they receive in graduate school, and the rapidly changing landscape in higher education. Building a mentoring network with different levels and types of mentoring can help new faculty meet these challenges.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2016
Generating a Networked Improvement Community to Improve Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Network Leadership, Organization, and Operation
The purpose of this article is to describe an important aspect of organizing a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) by a large national effort, namely, the role of leadership structures. The article analyses a case study of the formation of a particular NIC, the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTE-Partnership). Six factors were identified as particularly important: convening the network, development of a membership framework, development of participation structures, building the leadership and hub functions of the partnership, development of an effective infrastructure for communications and developing human and material resources needed for the partnership to function effectively.
Updated: Aug. 10, 2016
Toward Reconstructing the Narrative of Teacher Education: A Rhetorical Analysis of Preparing Teachers
This article provides a rhetorical analysis of Preparing Teachers publication reveals then critiques’ key assumptions that are shaping policies and current reform efforts in teacher education, including changes in U.S. teacher accreditation.
Updated: May. 04, 2016
Facilitating Teacher Educators' Professional Learning through a Regional Research Capacity-Building Network
This article reports on the Teacher Education Research Network (TERN) initiative, which piloted a model for research capacity building in teacher education in the North West of England. This paper explores the intricate dynamics of the learning journeys undertaken by the participants. Furthermore, this article critically examines the structural, social and cultural factors involved in the navigation of the complex ecologies in which they were embedded as teacher educators and how this impacted on their learning.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2012
Convening a Network within the European Conference on Educational Research: A History of the Social Justice and Intercultural Education Network
The current article highlights the challenges facing convenors of one network, who wish to include researchers from diverse backgrounds, while at the same time enhancing the academic quality of the papers presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). This paper presents a brief history of 15 years of networking with a view to discussing some of the main issues which have emerged over the years.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2012
This paper describes a research into teacher networks that might be more successful vehicles for professional development of teachers. The results show that networks that focus on (self-) reflection, that stimulate enthusiasm and are instructive, that build a community of teachers and that make room for application of new materials/methods in the classroom, are the most promising ways for professional development and job motivation.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010
The article will review some of Bridget Somekh's action research projects as attempts to build networks of trust and reciprocity across a range of educational stake-holders. The article will also examine Bridget's wider role within the education action research movement as a whole, looking at her achievements as a facilitator of networks of action researchers across national, professional and ideological boundaries.
Updated: Jun. 23, 2010
This article presents findings from an ethnographic study that explored how participation in an educator network contributed to the production of meaning, identity, and agency among the teachers and school district administrators involved. The author's research focused on the practitioner cohort, which included primary and secondary school teachers, as well as district-level administrators. Prominent in this process were the differences between practice in the network, consisting of dialogue informed by theory, inquiry, and reflection on professional experience, and the practice of participants' workplace communities.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010