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12 MARCH 2014

NZ Virtual Professional Learning and Development programme

"The Virtual Professional Learning Development programme (VPLD) provides professional learning through an online Community of Practice (CoP). The VPLD offers flexibility of choice, time and approach, and is designed to fit in with what you are already doing as teachers and/or leaders.

Participants develop their own learning goals around projects that interest them, within a learning inquiry process. The aims are to raise participants' professional knowledge and skills, while also accelerating students' achievement of learning outcomes.

A fundamental aspect of participating in the VPLD is engagement in the VPLD online Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP offers a safe environment in which educators can discuss and challenge alternative points of view about pedagogy and practice, across disciplines and sectors."

(New Zealand Ministry of Education)



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Simon Perkins
27 DECEMBER 2013

Open Social Learning: I store my knowledge with my friends

Fig.1 Stephen Downes 2009 presentation "The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning", VI International Seminar on Open Social Learning of the UOC UNESCO Chair in e–Learning.



Simon Perkins
07 FEBRUARY 2009

Legitimate Peripheral Participation within Communities of Practice

"Newcomers' legitimate peripherality provides them with more than an "observational" lookout post: It crucially involves participation as a way of learning – of both absorbing and being absorbed in – the "culture of practice." An extended period of legitimate peripherality provides learners with opportunities to make the culture of practice theirs. From a broadly peripheral perspective, apprentices gradually assemble a general idea of what constitutes the practice of the community. This uneven sketch of the enterprise (available if there is legitimate access) might include who is involved; what they do; what everyday life is like; how masters talk, walk, work, and generally conduct their lives; how people who are not part of the community of practice interact with it; what other learners are doing; and what learners need to learn to become full practitioners. It includes an increasing understanding of how, when, and about what old–timers collaborate, collude, and collide, and what they enjoy, dislike, respect, and admire. In particular, it offers exemplars (which are grounds and motivation for learning activity), including masters, finished products, and more advanced apprentices in the process of becoming full practitioners"
(Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger p. 95)

Lave, J., & Wenger, E. (Eds.). (1991). Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.



Simon Perkins
28 JANUARY 2005

Communities Of Practice Learning As A Social System

"Communities of practice are everywhere. We all belong to a number of them at work, at school, at home, in our hobbies. Some have a name, some don't. We are core members of some and we belong to others more peripherally. You may be a member of a band, or you may just come to rehearsals to hang around with the group. You may lead a group of consultants who specialise in telecommunication strategies, or you may just stay in touch to keep informed about developments in the field. Or you may have just joined a community and are still trying to find your place in it. Whatever form our participation takes, most of us are familiar with the experience of belonging to a community of practice. Members of a community are informally bound by what they do together from engaging in lunchtime discussions to solving difficult problem and by what they have learned through their mutual engagement in these activities. A community of practice is thus different from a community of interest or a geographical community, neither of which implies a shared practice. A community of practice defines itself along three dimensions:
1). What it is about its joint enterprise as understood and continually renegotiated by its members
2). How it functions – mutual engagement that bind members together into a social entity
3). What capability it has produced the shared repertoire of communal resources (routines, sensibilities, artefacts, vocabulary, styles, etc.) that members have developed over time."

(Etienne Wenger)



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