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Webs of development: Professional networks as spaces for learning


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Title Webs of development: Professional networks as spaces for learning
Creator Ngcoza, Kenneth Southwood, Sue
Subject Mathematics Education; Science Education; Professional Development development; learning; professional networks; space; community
Description This article is the result of a professional collaboration between two educationists (working originally in the fields of mathematics and science education), who share a passion for exploring collaborative approaches to the professional development of educators. It extends ideas explored in earlier work by focusing on the concept of professional networks as ‘webs of development’, and identifying fundamental ‘threads’ holding a range of different professionals working together in complex spaces of development. The article offers a framework juxtaposing aspects emerging from different research projects, which attempts to hold the complexity around engagement in spaces of development. The framework acknowledges and attempts to capture a sense of the joint responsibility of different professionals involved in the arena of education while conceptual threads of engagement are regarded as weaving through: connectivity, collaboration, negotiation, dialogue and appreciation. Such ideas are presented as a stellar framework for potential research in the future, offering an holistic, learning-focused approach to the concept of professional networks as ‘webs of development’. We offer this theoretical article as an invitation for collegial engagement and dialogue – a potential space for learning.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor None
Date 2019-06-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Narrative Inquiry
Format text/html application/epub+zip application/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v40i1.409
Source Pythagoras; Vol 40, No 1 (2019); 7 pages 2223-7895 1012-2346
Language eng
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Coverage South African — Adults, Males and Females, Blacks
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Kenneth Ngcoza, Sue Southwood