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)
|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|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2018|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|