Share Paper: Provoking teachers to explore their professional learning networks

  1. Sarah Prestridge, Griffith University, Australia., Australia
  2. Torrey Trust, University of Massachusetts, United States
Thursday, June 27 12:00-12:20 PM Vondelpark

Abstract: This study explores the tension within our current understandings of Professional Learning Networks (PLNs). Through an interpretive lens, teachers’ conceptualisations of their professional learning activity was examined as they participated in a 5 week online course designed to develop and challenge them to reflect on the role of their PLN in relation to learning, teaching practice and broader professional relationships. The findings illustrate a range of ways teachers conceptualise PLNs that includes conflict between face to face and digital spaces; premising people, space or tool; and define common terms that implicate different learning activities. This disrupts our current view of ...