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


Kathy Hibbert, University of Western Ontario, Canada


Kathy Hibbert is the Director of Continuing Teacher Education, Faculty of Education and the Director of the Centre of Education, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario Canada. Her more than twenty years in education have fostered research interests in the following areas: investigating scholarship in medical education, language and literacy teaching and learning, professional development, virtual learning environments and professional communities of practice. In particular, her interests lie in looking at policies/decisions/practices surrounding learning environments that stimulate and engage teachers' intellectual curiosity in ways that inform classroom practices. She teaches graduate courses in Virtual Learning Environments, Pedagogic Discourse, Research Methods and Curriculum. She recently published in The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments, (Kluwer Academic).


Volume 2, Chapter 7 - Virtual Communities of Practice: A Vehicle for Meaningful Professional Development