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November 30, 2018

Biesta, G.J. & Burbules, N.C. (2003). Pragmatism and educational research. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning meaning, and identity. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Provocative Question #7: What does the literature suggest we should do to make our conversations about research meaningful to use as change agents/action researchers? […]

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November 10, 2018

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning meaning, and identity. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Provocative Question #6: Why does identity matter in COP functions? For individuals? For groups? For organizations? As my identity changes, what can I do to foster continued connections and even grow my engagement in CoPs that can influence my […]

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September 24, 2018

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 […]

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November 28, 2017

I’ve been sitting on this site for a year, not quite knowing what to do with it. Or with myself, really. So I made a few small changes. I moved across the country, left a job I loved, took on a new job I love, started a business, sold a house, bought a car, said […]

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September 19, 2016

While traveling to the University of Oklahoma for the past few days to learn about what some of my friends and colleagues are doing, I’ve come across some really cool things. One such thing, happening in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) through OU’s Center for Teaching Excellence, is eXperience Play, or XP. A “professional development program meant to introduce […]

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April 16, 2014

Edit/note | Thursday 4/17, 7:30am: After some excellent conversation,  via Twitter, I want to acknowledge that this post reflects my experience and thinking regarding use of multiple Twitter accounts, and I should have been more careful in the wording of my title – which reads as a fairly strong declaration on authentic pedagogy requiring a […]

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