Expert learning in (micro)communities of practice: a case study examining teacher professional development
Professional Development in Education
This article reports on a qualitative case study investigating a multi-year, professional development as a form of community of practice (CoP). Data were collected over 4 years and included pre-post surveys, field notes, and archival data. Findings suggest a refinement of the CoP framework to include the existence of micro-communities of practice (MCoP). MCoPs only exist as areas of specialisation within a larger, complex CoP. We describe the emergence of two such micro-communities and propose the phenomenon needs further research.
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Lara Ervin-Kassab and Steven Drouin. "Expert learning in (micro)communities of practice: a case study examining teacher professional development" Professional Development in Education (2021): 699-709. https://doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2021.1876145