The Australian Curriculum stress authentic learning in a pedagogy of students engaging in collective Learning- A Community of Practice.

A community of Practice is not just a group of people coming together with a shared interest. This seems static/stagnant.

A community of Practice is on the Life Long Continuum of education, where all members share their experiences and learn new skills etc.

This is the challenge for Teachers,to therefore provide the students with authentic Collaborative Learning experiences.

For example                                                                                                                                  A science prac group of students(Community) designing an experiment to explain/demonstrate a concept(Domain) using apparatus, diagrams, Google.docs(Practice)

Students bring into the group their past knowledge/experience of experimental design to apply to the problem currently presented to them, collectively solve the problem and learn new skills/experiences to use in the future

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