A Community of Practice is a group of professionals who come together to learn and support one another in developing their practice with the aim of collaborative mentoring and relationship building. Wenger-Trayner and Wenger-Trayner (2015) identify that the concept of being a part of a Community of Practice offers learners the opportunity to engage in solving authentic problems and designing resources to support their practice. They are made up of people who are looking to deepen their understanding in a particular area and work collaboratively on similar problems. Lave and Wenger (Wenger-Trayner and Wenger-Trayner, 2015) consider a Community of Practice as community that acts as a living curriculum.
Trauma and big behaviours
Join this online blended learning community. Each learner will be supported in understanding how the needs of children have been impacted in a post-pandemic world. This online community provides the opportunity to unpack the pandemic, as well as big life events and discover strategies to support the emerging complex needs of children.
“Engaging in weekly online discussions with my community of practice and fortnightly online meetings with our learning community, I felt as if my knowledge was being reinforced, that I was able to share all this professional understanding I had, like never before. I was being challenged professionally, extending my knowledge of areas that I thought I knew as much as there was to know, free of judgement. As I created, developed and reflected upon my own action research project, I was able to see a shift in my thinking and actions. I suddenly felt empowered to impact change, and could see that changes were happening all around me.”
Aimee, ECT, Young Academics.