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A Study on Brazilian Secondary Teachers in a Community of Practice Focused on Critical Thinking

Abstract The purpose of this action research was to work with Brazilian trained educators in a Community of Practice (CoP) to explore how teachers collectively define and talk about critical thinking (CT). The research also examined how past teaching experiences shaped their attitudes toward emphasizing CT in teaching. In addition, the research studied how participation in a CoP focused on CT changed classroom planning. The study is grounded in Community of Practice and Social Constructivism. As an international school, this study examined related research conducted in Jordan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Pakistan. This qualitative action research was 12 weeks in length with six participants who were all from Brazil and worked at a private bilingual inter... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Jaramillo, Kevin Lee (Author) / Dorn, Sherman (Advisor) / Fischman, Gustavo (Committee member) / Buss, Ray (Committee member) / Johnston, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Brazil / Community of Practice / Critical Thinking / Social Constructivism / Understanding by Design
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 152 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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