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I'm Guilty!

I’ve been considering Communities of Practice (CoP)  in the classroom and thinking that when our class comes together to read a new picture story book and discuss our opinions, think about the message the author has for us and share that with our peers, when we listen to the insights of others and connect to a collective consensus to improve our repertoire of reading skills, then we truly are a CoP. 232 more words

The Learning Space

Excursions in the Classroom

The inclusion of an excursion or incursion into a unit of work would greatly deepen the students understanding and further their learning. For example, if a class were learning about the history of Australia and in particular the gold rush, an excursion to Sovereign Hill will help the students see the conditions the miners had to live in and experience what it was like to live in the 1850’s instead of just reading about it or using google to gather information.  62 more words


Communities of Practice - Beyond the Classroom

Developing a community of practice requires the participants to form relationships with one another in order to develop respect and trust within the group. Taking students outside the classroom and into the ‘real world’ can create a great opportunity for this to occur which is hard to come by within the four walls of a classroom. 112 more words

Beyond The Classroom

Communities of Practice in Education

“Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” (Wenger in Smith, 2009, p.3) 279 more words


The Benefits of Learning Beyond the Classroom!

Hi All!

This week we explored learning spaces beyond the classroom (such as incursions and excursions) as communities of practice. Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger created the model of ‘situated learning’. 315 more words

Communities Of Practice

As a student my brain is being Thermomixed

I’m not sure if any of you have come across the fantastic machine called the Thermomix but basically it’s a blender on steroids.  It can do a whole lot of cool stuff, that even… 579 more words


The importance of excursions in learning

Excursions and incursions, provide for many, great memories from their school experience. The anticipation and the planning all  lead to an exciting and enjoyable day out. 243 more words