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Learning in context: Using the concept of 'community of practice' as a framework to evaluate an online Masters programme

Learning in context: Using the concept of 'community of practice' as a framework to evaluate an online Masters programme

Jump, Lynne, Jump, Richard and Gill, Anne (2009) Learning in context: Using the concept of 'community of practice' as a framework to evaluate an online Masters programme. In: e-Learning. IADIS Press, pp. 31-35. ISBN 978-972-8924-83-

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyse the context of learning for a group of health professionals currently studying for an online Masters programme in Professional Practice, Health and Social Care. The theories that dominate the design of much online learning is set within Vygotsky’s theory of social constructivism. It was felt by the programme team that it was important therefore to understand the world of the student in order to situate teaching and learning appropriately. Lave and Wenger’s theory of ‘communities of practice, provided a framework for a series of interviews with current students on the programme. The analysis of the data provided an indepth insight into the learning contexts of the students and promoted reflection amongst the programme team.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: e-Learning
Additional Information: Paper in Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2009 part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information a Systems 2009, Volume II, located in Algarve, Portugal between 17-20 June 2009. Organised by IADIS International Association for Development of the Information Society.
Uncontrolled Keywords: context of learning, community of practice, socio-cultural context, Masters level, online learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7842

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