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Enhancing professional learning communities through knowledge artefacts in mainland China
Xuefeng Qiao1; Shulin Yu2
2016
Source PublicationJournal of Education for Teaching
ISSN0260-7476
Volume42Issue:1Pages:110-113
Abstract

This qualitative case study examines the perspectives and experiences of seven Chinese primary teachers on the integration of shared knowledge artefacts into teaching in professional learning communities. The analysis of the semi-structured interviews and observation data revealed that using knowledge artefacts, such as preview sheets, flowing charts and grouping rules, had dual effects in teacher development in professional learning communities in mainland China. Although the participating teachers acquired instrumental skills to meet the requirement of education reform, the ready-made paradigmatic model constrained critical thinking and resulted in conservatism in teachers′ mindsets. The findings highlight the lack of trial-and-error opportunities and teacher motivation in conducting professional dialogues in situated collective learning settings. The study suggests that stimulating teacher agency must be employed in the development of teaching practice under the scaffolds of knowledge artefacts.

KeywordKnowledge Artefact Professional Learning Communities Teacher Development
DOI10.1080/02607476.2015.1135229
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Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英語English
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research
WOS IDWOS:000370627900010
PublisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorXuefeng Qiao
Affiliation1.School of Education Science,Nanjing Normal University,,Jiangsu,China
2.Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macau, China
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Xuefeng Qiao,Shulin Yu. Enhancing professional learning communities through knowledge artefacts in mainland China[J]. Journal of Education for Teaching,2016,42(1):110-113.
APA Xuefeng Qiao,&Shulin Yu.(2016).Enhancing professional learning communities through knowledge artefacts in mainland China.Journal of Education for Teaching,42(1),110-113.
MLA Xuefeng Qiao,et al."Enhancing professional learning communities through knowledge artefacts in mainland China".Journal of Education for Teaching 42.1(2016):110-113.
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