Communities of Practice Webinar

George Roberts, Educational Development Consultant at the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD), has kindly invited me to participate in their latest one-day webinar on Communities of Practice in Higher Education this coming Wednesday. I’ll be presenting briefly on examples of emergent and institutional models of communities of practice within a doctoral education context, before taking part in a follow-up discussion with other presenters including George, Rhona Sharpe and Jenny Mackness. It will be my first time using BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing platform that looks like a tidy, stripped-down alternative to Eluminate.

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3 Responses to “Communities of Practice Webinar”

  1. Elena Golovushkina Says:

    Great news, Andy! Interesting topic: communities of practice in doctoral education. Look forward to reading a post on your experience.
    Good luck!

  2. Sarah Stewart Says:

    Hi Andy, I’m writing an essay about open reflective practice and open research for my EdD. Have you come across any theory and or commentary on any of these issues, especially in relation to blogging? cheers Sarah

  3. Andy Coverdale Says:

    Hi Sarah

    Nice to hear of your work. I think the established theoretical perspectives on reflective practice (Schön and Kolb etc.) which I’m sure you are aware of, are still very relevant to examining activities in participative and open spaces. I guess it’s a question of how much the complex social and public aspects of these activities changes the dynamic of the reflective process. Blogging for example, can still be a highly personal, introverted activity even in the public arena.

    It will be good to keep in touch.

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