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

Computing at school: an emergent community of practice for a re-emergent subject
Computing at school: an emergent community of practice for a re-emergent subject
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 relatedprofessions. 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
Bradshaw, Pete
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Woollard, John
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Bradshaw, Pete
133bbd1c-1930-49ae-ae64-1c70d68294b3
Woollard, John
85f363e3-9708-4740-acf7-3fe0d1845001

Bradshaw, Pete and Woollard, John (2012) Computing at school: an emergent community of practice for a re-emergent subject. nternational Conference on ICT in Education, Greece. 05 - 07 Jul 2012.

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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 relatedprofessions. 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

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Published date: 5 July 2012
Venue - Dates: nternational Conference on ICT in Education, Greece, 2012-07-05 - 2012-07-07

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