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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2018

Journal

Nova Southeastern University

Community of Practice

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On The Cultivation Of Their Community Of Practice: A Case Study Of Efl Malaysian Pre-Service Teachers, Taghreed El Masry, Mohd Rashid Mohd Saad Apr 2018

On The Cultivation Of Their Community Of Practice: A Case Study Of Efl Malaysian Pre-Service Teachers, Taghreed El Masry, Mohd Rashid Mohd Saad

The Qualitative Report

This study examined the experiences of five EFL student teachers/pre-service teachers (PSTs) who participated in a Community of Practice (CoP) during their simulated teaching course and the practicum stage or teaching practice (TP), at The University of Malaya, a public Malaysian university. The experiences and tensions they encountered through this stage were discussed in the light of cultivating their CoP over five stages. Joining the CoP, increasing participation and negotiation of one's tacit knowledge and assumptions were found to be productive at their learning to teach stage. However, some tensions, such as English proficiency level, self-confidence and agency ...