Developing expertise and intrapersonal practitioner reflection in a web environment

Year: 2004

Author: McLoughlin, Catherine, Broadbent, Carolyn, Boyle, Maureen

Type of paper: Refereed paper

Web-based learning has been extensively described and analysed to demonstrate its potential for supporting and enriching the learning experience. Online learning communities are emerging as sites for building and sustaining communities of practice and for fostering reflective conversation. An analytical framework incorporating several phases of knowledge building is applied to a corpus of online discussions to reveal the emergence of meta-reflection and professional identity among preservice teachers.