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Title: Linking research and practice through teacher communities: A place where formal and practical knowledge meet?
Authors: Pareja Roblin, Natalie
Ormel, Bart
McKenney, Susan
Voogt, Joke
Pieters, Jules
Keywords: research
practice
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Pareja Roblin, N., Ormel, B., McKenney, S., Voogt, J., & Pieters, J. (2014). Linking research and practice through teacher communities: A place where formal and practical knowledge meet? European Journal of Teacher Education, (37)2, 183-203.
Abstract: This study characterizes the links between research and practice across twelve projects concerned with the collaborative design of lesson plans by teacher communities. Analyses focused on sources of knowledge used to inform lesson design, participants’ roles, and knowledge generated by the teacher community. Three patterns emerged pertaining to the sources of knowledge informing lesson plans: design guided by formal and practical knowledge, by classroom-data and practical knowledge, or by a combination of all three. Findings further suggest that the emphasis given to the use of formal knowledge over classroom-data or vice-versa restrains the full accomplishment of research and practice links. Across the projects studied, university researchers contributed to linking research and practice by directly or indirectly supporting community activities. Surprisingly, the role of teachers in the generation and dissemination of formal knowledge was limited. Further research should explore the effects of collaboration within teacher communities on researchers and policy makers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/5840
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