Mobilising teacher education: A study of a professional learning community

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Show simple item record Schuck, Sandra en_US Aubusson, Peter en_US Kearney, Matthew en_US Burden, Kevin en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2014-04-03T02:10:12Z 2014-04-03T02:10:12Z 2013 en_US
dc.identifier 2011004189 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Burden, Kevin et al. 2013, 'Mobilising teacher education: A study of a professional learning community', Teacher Development, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 1-18. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1366-4530 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on a study of a community of university educators that investigated the introduction of mobile technologies into their learning and teaching. The study was conducted by a subgroup of that community. Given the ubiquity of mobile devices, members of the community felt they needed to develop expertise in mobile learning so that they could incorporate it into their teaching. They studied their own learning, supported by a critical friend who evaluated the community's functioning and activities, providing valuable feedback. Activities of this group were informed by and focused on: development of awareness of the potential of mobile devices for learning; construction of action plans within the community; and implementation of these plans. They also included investigating best-practice approaches by interviewing experts in the field, exploring the literature on mobile learning and then initiating and testing some mobile learning pedagogies in the context of their own teacher education subjects. The community met regularly to discuss emerging issues and applications. The paper shares some of the findings gained from studying the community, and discusses the challenges and constraints that were experienced. The authors conclude with recommendations for professional learning communities aiming to learn about technology-mediated teaching practices. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Mobilising teacher education: A study of a professional learning community en_US
dc.parent Teacher Development en_US
dc.journal.volume 17 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 130300 en_US
dc.personcode 867558 en_US
dc.personcode 011201 en_US
dc.personcode 990012 en_US
dc.personcode 0000030296 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Specialist Studies in Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords mobile learning, community of practice, higher education, teacher education, professional development en_US

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