A framework for fostering a community of practice: Scaffolding learners through an evolving continuum

David Hung*, Tan Seng Chee, John G. Hedberg, Koh Thiam Seng

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Abstract

This paper proposes a framework of an evolving community of practitioners along a simulation, participation, and codetermined interactions continuum. Simulation, participation, and codetermined interactions are three models of learning, which describe how learners can be brought through a scaffolded process within a community experience. The framework also focuses on the processes rather than on the outcomes or products of a community. In this paper, we describe a case study of a group of heads of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in schools being scaffolded through an experiential workshop to achieve learning outcomes such as ICT-based project work (as product) and other constructivist dispositions of learning (as processes). The proposed framework is intended to be sufficiently broad so that learners are supported from simulation to codetermined interactions where autonomy of learners' co-construction efforts are encouraged and experienced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-176
Number of pages18
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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