Title

Symposium: Sustained Collaborative Adventures in TGfU: Communities of Practice

Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Presentation

Abstract

In this symposium, presenters will explore and share how particular communities of practice (CoP) are organizing to develop a shared knowledge and support system for learning and promoting teaching games for understanding. CoP refers to “any collectivity or group who together contribute to shared or public practices in a particular sphere of life” (Kirk & Macdonald, 1998, p. 380). Wenger (2007) underlined 3 CoP elements: (a) Members share a domain of interest; (b) members actively pursue that interest; and (c) through sustained interaction, members develop a shared practice. This session will be valuable for those interested in promoting, establishing, and engaging in collaborative practices within a sustained, supportive environment.

Original Citation

Bohler, H. & Sheehy, D. (2016). Symposium: Sustained Collaborative Adventures in TGfU: Communities of Practice. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87(Sup1), S50. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2016.1200446