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Classrooms as learning communities: a review of research

Watkins, Chris (2005) Classrooms as learning communities: a review of research. London Review of Education, 3 (1). pp. 47-64. ISSN 1474-8460

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Abstract

This paper reviews published research on (i) classrooms as communities, (ii) classrooms as communities of learners, and (iii) classrooms as learning communities. It is based on a reading of about 100 texts. It aims to answer the question ‘What do we now know about the effects of operating classrooms as learning communities?’. Despite the fact that this mode of operating classrooms is not the dominant one, and is correspondingly under-researched, there is good evidence that it brings significant benefits.

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Additional Information: a. Social constructivist stance on pedagogy b.Analytic review of international research literature (92 refernces) collected from all English language sources c. The most comprehensive review of research on the theme, organised in a new conceptual framework: classroom as communities/classrooms as communities of learners/ classrooms as learnign communities d. Has led to conference invitations e.g. EARLI 2007 f. Peer reviewed by the journal g. 100% This is an electronic version of an article published in Watkins, Chris (2005) Classrooms as learning communities: a review of research. London Review of Education, 3 (1). pp. 47-64. London Review of Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/14748460500036276
Controlled Keywords: Pedagogy , Primary school , Secondary school
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > London Centre for Leadership in Learning
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2010 08:56
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:38
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