Four Restless Narratives : Convener Reflections on Social Learning Communities at an Australian University

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Owens, Alison Rhona, Sridharan, Bhavani, Burston, Adam Scott and Hurley, Laurine Faye. (2023). Four Restless Narratives : Convener Reflections on Social Learning Communities at an Australian University. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. 34(4), pp. 29-46.
AuthorsOwens, Alison Rhona, Sridharan, Bhavani, Burston, Adam Scott and Hurley, Laurine Faye
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Four stories of social learning from one Australian university reflect on communities of practice (CoPs) focused on different aspects of quality in teaching and learning. Each convener writes about their CoP convening experience in the context of Wenger-Trayner and Wenger-Trayner’s mapping of the “mindset of a systems convener” (2021, pp. 81-82): a restlessness to make a difference, a social landscape perspective, a commitment to identity work, and a social learning approach. A concluding discussion considers how these CoPs are able to influence academic development and student learning and how these narratives both evidence and inform the convener mindset model.

Keywordssocial learning; community of practice; higher education
Year01 Jan 2023
JournalJournal on Excellence in College Teaching
Journal citation34 (4), pp. 29-46
PublisherUniversity of Miami
ISSN1052-4800
Web address (URL)https://celt.miamioh.edu/ojs/index.php/JECT/article/view/115
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