Learning Communities: A Kaleidoscope of Ecological Designs
Marlene Scardamalia, OISE/UT, Canada ; Katerine Bielaczyc, Harvard Graduate School of Education, United States ; Vibeke Kløvstad, University of Oslo, Norway ; Mary Lamon, OISE/UT, Canada ; Morten Søby, University of Oslo, Norway
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This panel brings together scholars and educators who have worked for many years on fostering technology-enabled learning communities with an emphasis on classrooms and teacher education. The session will focus on issues of design for learning communities, examining existing cases of network-enabled learning communities in the classroom, the school, and the school of education. One driving question for the presentations and discussions is: "To what extent learning communities can be engineered, designed, fostered, and to what extent they are a complex organic entities that come about and evolve on their own?" The specific perspectives presented are: a) Knowledge building communities in the classroom, b) Learning communities in pre-service teacher education, c) The social infrastructure framework for learning communities, d) A networked learning community for teacher education at the national level; the case of Norway, and e) The school as learning community; Issues of leadership and organizational change.
Scardamalia, M., Bielaczyc, K., Kløvstad, V., Lamon, M. & Søby, M. (2002). Learning Communities: A Kaleidoscope of Ecological Designs. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 27-30). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).