Teachers' professional development, communities of practice, and the secondary school subject department: The case of health and physical education. (2008–2010)

This study aims to better understand how the workplace culture of secondary school subject departments function as professional learning communities for the development of student and beginning teachers. Conceptually, it is innovative in using workplace learning and communities of practice theory to analyse Health and Physical Education departments as sites of professional learning. The project will greatly enhance our understanding of the process of becoming a (professional) teacher and offer practical advice regarding the workplace culture in the subject department and its impact of professional learning in teachers.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council