Mobilising teacher education: A study of a professional learning community

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Show simple item record Schuck, S Aubusson, P Kearney, M Burden, K 2014-04-03T02:10:12Z 2013-02
dc.identifier.citation Teacher Development, 2013, 17 (1), pp. 1 - 18
dc.identifier.issn 1366-4530
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on a study of a community of university educators that investigated the introduction of mobile technologies into their learning and teaching. The study was conducted by a subgroup of that community. Given the ubiquity of mobile devices, members of the community felt they needed to develop expertise in mobile learning so that they could incorporate it into their teaching. They studied their own learning, supported by a critical friend who evaluated the community's functioning and activities, providing valuable feedback. Activities of this group were informed by and focused on: development of awareness of the potential of mobile devices for learning; construction of action plans within the community; and implementation of these plans. They also included investigating best-practice approaches by interviewing experts in the field, exploring the literature on mobile learning and then initiating and testing some mobile learning pedagogies in the context of their own teacher education subjects. The community met regularly to discuss emerging issues and applications. The paper shares some of the findings gained from studying the community, and discusses the challenges and constraints that were experienced. The authors conclude with recommendations for professional learning communities aiming to learn about technology-mediated teaching practices. © 2013 Copyright Teacher Development.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/13664530.2012.752671
dc.title Mobilising teacher education: A study of a professional learning community
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Teacher Development
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 17
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1303 Specialist Studies In Education
dc.personcode 867558
dc.personcode 990012
dc.personcode 011201
dc.percentage 100 en_US Specialist Studies in Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords community of learners
dc.description.keywords community of practice
dc.description.keywords higher education
dc.description.keywords mobile learning
dc.description.keywords professional learning community
dc.description.keywords teacher education
dc.description.keywords teacher learning
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Education Group
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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