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Learning For Teaching: Building Professional Knowledge On A National Scale, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young Dec 2008

Learning For Teaching: Building Professional Knowledge On A National Scale, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

This paper takes a large-scale social perspective in describing a national project in Australia that was premised on local school communities working together and contributing ideas for the benefit of their students, and potentially, the whole country. The project was intended to improve schools’ capacity for educating boys, and in the long-term, the learning outcomes of under-performing boys, using evidence-based and action research methods. It was supported by the web spaces and tools of the National Quality Schooling Framework and Think.com. This paper emphasises the structures and processes teachers engaged in while building knowledge through their daily work, where ...


Teachers' New Roles In School-Based Communities Of Practice, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young Dec 2004

Teachers' New Roles In School-Based Communities Of Practice, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

School classrooms can be conceptualised as bounded communities of practice made up of teachers and students working together to learn and build knowledge. The widespread use of information and communication technologies enables these communities to create knowledge, cross boundaries and build up intellectual capital. This paper, based on a qualitative study of thirty-two teachers in Victorian state schools, offers a model of four teachers’ roles that reflects the current situation, and suggests ways in which these roles might be developed to enhance knowledge building. It argues that safe, knowledgeable communities within boundaries, together with active boundary-crossing, can provide the conditions ...


Assessment At Fairhills High School: A Case Study Of The Process Of Change, Marilyn Huber, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young May 1987

Assessment At Fairhills High School: A Case Study Of The Process Of Change, Marilyn Huber, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Like many schools Fairhills High School uses reports to parents which indicate achievement grades as well as providing a written comment. In 184 discussions began in the English faculty about ways of improving report-writing. Teachers wrote discussion papers and awareness was raised. This was one step on the road to change.