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The Zone of Proximal Development and Intercultural Understanding


In a previous post I explored Vigotsky’s notion of a zone of proximal development (ZPD – I’m sick of typing that out). This post is a continuation of that exploration of ZPD, but this time I will focus on ZPD and intercultural understanding. 764 more words


Do you have a plan for when your community manager moves on?

So your community manger is moving on.  You ask them to write handover notes.  You get a list of social media accounts that they use and they move to a new job. 167 more words

Communities Of Practice

Fresh: two articles published

Two articles based on our collaborative work in the Storycircle project (Goldsmiths, completed July 2013) have just been published in March, Digital citizenship? Narrative exchange and the changing terms of civic culture… 345 more words

Conferences And Papers

Case study of KM4Dev

Probably one of the most vibrant communities of practice in the development sector comprises the Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) community which has been in existence since approximately the year 2000.

Communities Of Practice

A book that will change a teacher's life

I’ve just finished reading a book entitled ‘Teaching that changes lives: 12 Mindset tools for igniting the love of learning’ by Dr Marilee Adams.  When I started the book I thought it was great, when I was halfway through it I was thinking it a fantastic example of critical reflection in an extended narrative.   471 more words

Professional Development

Social Media for Schools

Unlike my previous posts, this one has nothing to do with coffee. Instead it provides an example of how social media can be used in a school environment. 467 more words

Communities of Practice - COPS

A huge number of organisations in various sectors are concentrating on communities of practice. This seems vital to improving their performance.
Communities of practice are shaped by individuals who engage in a course of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor. 221 more words

The Social Media Explosion