TEL 703/711: LDC #5

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning meaning, and identity. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Provocative Question #5: As related to my job, how is change initiated in my organization? Do CoPs matter in the process of initiating change? Of operationalizing change efforts? Of institutionalizing change? Step 1: Prepare for a conversation Quote/ideas from…

TEL 703/711: LdC #4

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning meaning, and identity. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Provocative Question #4: How can my behaviors shape my action research study to be a COLLABORATIVE action research study? Step 1: Prepare for a conversation Quote/ideas from the book; applications/instances from your workplace setting Page number “We are all…

TEL 703/711: LdC #3

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning meaning, and identity. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Provocative Question #3: How can I positively influence my CoP through participation in “broader configurations” of networks? [Expand your social network to include knowledgeable individuals beyond your workplace setting. Find 1-3 others not in your institution, who have a similar problem…

TEL 703/711: LdC #2

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning meaning, and identity. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Provocative Question #2: How does “participation” relate to identifying problems/challenges and solving problems? When/Why do I hold back from participating? When/Why do I commit to solving problems by myself? How can I positively influence my CoP through participation in “broader configurations” of…

TEL 703/711 LdC #1

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning meaning, and identity. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Step 1 Quote/ideas from the book; applications/instances from your workplace setting Page number “Learning is…part of our participation in our communities and organizations. The problem is not that we do not know this, but rather that we do not…

Course observation journal #5

Part 1: Worksite For my final course observation journal, I observed the “Arizona Farmers Market” in downtown Phoenix on a Saturday morning in the summer. This market is open every Saturday, year-round, and it is an open-air market where vendors, farmers and other businesses bring various agricultural and craft goods. I think this relates to…

Course observation journal #4

Part 1: Worksite I visited the “Tiny Gym” in Goodyear on Friday for my daughter’s gymnastics practice. At the tiny gym, there was a single instructor, with about a dozen toddlers practicing in the space. Each child was accompanied by at least one family member, with at least two adults accompanying about half of the…

Taliesen West: observation

The most obvious feature from Taliesin West that relates to the class, for me, is the use of the rocks from the surrounding desert (combined with concrete) that form the structural walls of the buildings. Wright was big into organic architecture that was contextualized by its place, and I think that speaks to me in…

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