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Promoting Professional Development Through Communities of Practice – an Example of Educational Development in Sweden

  • Milton Cox
Publiceringsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Faculty and Professional Learning Communities: Effectively Engaging Communities of Practice in Higher Education
Dokumenttyp: Del av eller Kapitel i bok


This chapter explores the idea of community of practice in relation to Swedish educational development. Two authentic cases illustrate how faculty developers work together as a CoP to promote change within universities. The two cases and their results are scrutinized in relation to key features of CoP, where one case arguably came out stronger as a CoP mainly in terms of identity building. The text concludes by summarizing some keys to success when communities of practice approaches are used in professional development.


  • Educational Sciences
  • Pedagogy
  • SoTL



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