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A Personal Professional Learning Cohort Cultivating a Community of Practice to Lead School District Change

Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the community of practice model in providing professional development to improve K-12 teacher’s knowledge, skills, self-efficacy with regard to the implementation of personal learning. The study also examined the extent to which the community created value for individuals and the organization. The study employed two theoretical frameworks: Bandura’s theory of self-efficacy and Wenger’s communities of practice.

The study employed a concurrent mixed methods approach. Eighteen teachers participated in a 9-month blended learning professional development focused on the implementation of personal learning. Participants took pre and post self-efficacy tests. In addition, qualitative ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Azukas, Mary Elizabeth (Author) / Dorm, Sherman (Advisor) / Henriksen, Danah (Committee member) / Austin, Heather (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Educational administration / Educational technology / blended learning / communities of practice / leading educational change / personal learning / professional development / teacher self-efficacy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 296 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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