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Computing at school: an emergent community of practice for a re-emergent subject

Bradshaw, Pete and Woollard, John (2012). Computing at school: an emergent community of practice for a re-emergent subject. In: International Conference on ICT in Education, 5-7 July 2012, Rhodes, Greece.

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Abstract

The Computing at School (CAS) working group was formed in 2009 as a grassroots organisation with members drawn from schools, higher education and the computing industry. Their concern was the drop in applications for undergraduate computing courses and a dearth of specialists entering related professions. This paper studies the development of the organisation with respect to models of communities of practice. The methodology is a retrospective reflexive study based analysis of e-mail transactions to review the association’s activities and relationships with other stakeholders in computing education. Through this, the formation of a new professional community of practice is tracked and its characteristics established.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
Extra Information: pp.602-612
Keywords: community of practice; computing; schools
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Item ID: 34002
Depositing User: Pete Bradshaw
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2012 11:01
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 16:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34002
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