Changing practices, changing education
- Singapore ; New York : Springer, c2014.
- Physical description
- xv, 278 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
LB2806 .C346 2014
- Unknown LB2806 .C346 2014
- Kemmis, Stephen.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Education: The need for revitalisation Introduction A new view of practices Practices as formed in intersubjective spaces: semantic, material and social Changing practices requires transforming intersubjective spaces A guiding question The organisation of the book The study Philosophical empirical inquiry The case studies Analysis Conclusion References 2. Praxis, practice and practice architectures Introduction Praxis Practice Language games, activities and practices The theory of practice architectures Site ontologies Conclusion References 3. Ecologies of practices Introduction Critiquing the notion of 'ecologies of practice' Ecologies of practices as 'living' systems Ecologies of practices in the Education Complex Concluding comments References 4. Student Learning: Learning practices Introduction Learning as initiation into practices Learning how to go on in practices: A Wittgensteinian view of learning Learning as being 'stirred in' to practices Practice architectures and the practice of learning Sarah's lesson: What did the students learn about and through writing expository texts? Annie's moving diagram: Tracing a learning journey over time Analysis: Annie's moving diagram Practices of learning in ecologies of practices Student learning and teaching Student learning and professional learning Learning and leading Student learning and researching Practices of learning and site based education development Conclusion References 5. Teaching: Initiation into practices Introduction Practice architectures of teaching at Hillview Practice architectures of an inquiry approach to teaching Practice architectures of teaching at Hillview: An inquiry approach in Kindergarten Practice architectures of teaching at Southwood: The community garden Teaching practices in ecologies of practices Practices of teaching and site based education development Conclusion References 6. Professional learning as practice development Introduction Projects in professional learning for practice development The practice architectures of professional learning as practice development Cultivating a culture of care and collaboration Exercising agentic collegial responsibility Deprivatising practice Professional learning in ecologies of practices Connections between professional learning and teaching, leading and researching practices Professional learning and site based education development Conclusions References 7. Practising leading Introduction Practices architectures of leading Staff meetings as an intersubjective space for enabling practice development Site based leading practices Students' leading practices Systemic leading practices Site based leading: Leading practices in ecologies of practices Conclusion References 8. Researching as a practice-changing practice Introduction Site based projects of researching practice Practice architectures that enable researching practice: Northton SchoolPractice architectures that enable researching practice: Westville Practice architectures that enable researching practice: Hillview School Researching in ecologies of practices Ecological connections between the practices of researching, critically reflecting and evaluating The practices of researching shaping leading practices Researching (critically reflecting and evaluating) for- and as-professional learning Researching shaping changes to teaching practices Researching to improve student learning practices Site based education development: Practices of researching fostering a praxis orientation References 9. Revitalising Education: Site based education development Introduction Some key findings Site based educational development What is site based education development? Site based educational development in ecologies of practice Site based education development: conclusions References Appendix: Analysing practices using the theories of practice architectures and ecologies of practices: An example Analysing practices using the practice architectures framework Some notes about analysing social life using the theory of practice architectures A caveat Transcript and analysis: Sarah's lesson on expository text with a Year 5-6 class Episode 1: Introduction to the lesson: Review of past lessons on the topic Analysis of Episode 1 Episode 2: Preparation for the task for this lesson: Writing an expository text Analysis: Episode 2 Episode 3: Introducing the group task of writing an expository text Analysis: Episode 3 Episode 4: Students work in groups to draft an expository text Analysis: Episode 4 Episode 5: Representatives of groups report on their draft expository texts Analysis: Episode 5 Analysing practices using the theory of ecologies of practices Ecologies of practice evident or implied in Sarah's lesson Conclusion References Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This book aims to help teachers and those who support them to re-imagine the work of teaching, learning and leading. In particular, it shows how transformations of educational practice depend on complementary transformations in classroom-school- and system-level organisational cultures, resourcing and politics. It argues that transforming education requires more than professional development to transform teachers; it also calls for fundamental changes in learning and leading practices, which in turn means reshaping organisations that support teachers and teaching - organisational cultures, the resources organisations provide and distribute, and the relationships that connect people with one another in organisations. The book is based on findings from new research being conducted by the authors - the research team for the (2010-2012) Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project Leading and Learning: Developing Ecologies of Educational Practice.
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