Leading and learning: Developing ecologies of educational practice

Year: 2009

Author: Wilkinson, Jane, Kemmis, Stephen, Hardy, Ian, Edwards-Groves, Christine

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

We are currently working at Charles Sturt University and in the international ‘Pedagogy, Education and Praxis’ research collaboration on a research program intended as a contribution to the development of contemporary practice theory. One focus of the program is developing an understanding of practices as living things, connected to one another in ‘ecologies of practice’. In this paper, we explore the latter concept, drawing on a current project we are conducting which explores how educational administration, professional development, and teaching and student practices may connect to one another as mutually interdependent practices, each influencing and being influenced by one another.