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I just do not have time for new ideas: resistance, resonance and micro-mobilisation in a teaching community of practice

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Houghton, L and Ruutz, A and reen, W and Hibbins, R, I just do not have time for new ideas: resistance, resonance and micro-mobilisation in a teaching community of practice, Higher Education Research and Development, 34, (3) pp. 527-540. ISSN 0729-4360 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 HERDSA

DOI: doi:10.1080/07294360.2014.973834

Abstract

There is growing interest in the role Communities of Practice (CoPs) play in continuing professional development of academics. However, very little research has explored how CoP theory is applied in practice in academic settings. Using the concepts of resonance and micro-mobilisation from social movement theory, we explore academic engagement (and disengagement) in the online aspects of a CoP in a large, multi-campus, multi-disciplinary university business school. Our findings demonstrate that while some found this environment useful and minor patterns of micro-mobilisation emerged, there were challenges in developing resonance using online technologies. Difficulties in finding technologies fit for purpose, concerns about confidentiality online and time jealousy were key issues that need further exploration.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:academic identity, academic practice, communities of practice, learning technologies, social movement theory
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other Education
Research Field:Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Curriculum
Objective Field:Curriculum not elsewhere classified
Author:reen, W (Dr Wendy Green)
ID Code:107159
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2016-03-07
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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