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Conflicts arising in learning communities are the subject of the study. An analysis of a small group of teachers over a 2-year period was conducted. Data gathered included journal entries, focus-group discussions and individual interviews. Weick's (1979) four developmental stages of collaboration provide a broader understanding of why conflict occurs in learning communities and its effect on collaborative learning.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2008
The article contradicts the notion that teaching and learning in practice are forms of applied science. Using middle school science classrooms, the authors argue that the true process driving both teaching and learning is inquiry. As teachers experimented directly with the working notions of seeing, relational knowing, mindful embodiment, and assessment as interrelated and interdependent with inquiry, the teaching/learning outcomes authorized more and more inquiry in teachers' - and then students' – practices.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2008
Data collected from four science teachers was analyzed in order to determine if professional development courses supported teachers in learning and implementing inquiry. Finding indicated that there was little or no change in the teachers' individual understanding of inquiry. Professional development courses did enhance the teachers' ability to design inquiry-based activities, although classroom implementation did not reflect high levels of inquiry.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2008
The Soul of Teaching and Professional Learning: An Appreciative Inquiry into the Enneagram of Reflective Practice
This paper makes a contribution to the theory and practice of educational action research by introducing two theoretical and methodological resources as part of a personal review of sustained professional experience: 'appreciative inquiry' and the 'enneagram'. It is more than a theoretical exercise, however, because it also constitutes an action-oriented reflection on the transitional nature of the author's professional situation, moving from work as a school-based primary school teacher and head teacher to work as a consultant.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2008