Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators

Editors, Chris Kimble, Paul Hildreth and Isabelle Bourdon
Publisher, Information Age Publishing

As a two volume set:
Hard cover ISBN: 1593118678 , Soft cover ISBN: 159311866X

As separate volumes:
Hard Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118635 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118651
Soft Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118627 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118643


Robbin Chapman, MIT media lab, USA


Dr. Robbin Chapman received her S.M. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she conducted research at the MIT Artificial Intelligence and Media Laboratories. Her Cooperative Constructionism theoretical framework establishes a constructionist approach to critical reflection and grew out of exploration of computational tools and generative pedagogy for promoting deep learning through design-based learning activities. Dr. Chapman has several publications about her research, including a chapter in Social Capital and Information Technology. She has presented her work at various conferences and invited talks. She has served on advisory boards for various NSF grants and the Ford Diversity Fellowships program. Dr. Chapman is the recipient of, with a group of colleagues from several universities, a CILT (Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, grant to investigate equity issues as they relate to the use of technology in education.


Volume 1, Chapter 3 - The Reflective Mentor Model: Growing Communities of Practice for Teacher Development in Informal Learning Environments