Identifying and building the leadership capacity of community of practice facilitators

McDonald, Jacquelin and Nagy, Judy and Star, Cassandra and Burch, Tony and Cox, Miton D. and Margetts, Fiona (2012) Identifying and building the leadership capacity of community of practice facilitators. Learning Communities Journal, 4. pp. 63-84. ISSN 1946-0597

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Abstract

The authors report on an Australian project that conducted a sector-wide needs analysis and qualitative interviews to identify community of practice (CoP) leadership roles, challenges, and development needs. Survey and interview data identified that most communities of practice are situated within university faculties among practitioners and are, therefore, close to where student learning takes place. The project findings informed the creation of resources to develop CoP leadership capacity to foster shared social learning and thereby improve learning and teaching across the Australian higher education sector. This article outlines the distributed leadership approach that profiled the strengths of each member of the project team and enabled the group to become a CoP in action and to work collaboratively over three years.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2014 01:18
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 00:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: community of practice
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26120

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