Writing & Pedagogy, Vol 4, No 1 (2012)

Webheads in Action: A Community of Practice Scaffolding Multiliteracies Skills in Teacher Professional Development

Beyza Yur Yilmaz, Vance Stevens
Issued Date: 2 Jul 2012

Abstract


Webheads in Action is an online community of practice (CoP) comprising teachers and learners who, for well over a decade now, have engaged one another in frequent collaboration serving to enhance the learning and knowledge of all concerned. This is achieved through constant exchange of ideas not only about teaching but also on the use of the Internet to provide opportunities for learning through appropriate application of freely available Web 2.0 tools in personal learning networks (PLNs). This article introduces Webheads as a CoP and provides specific examples of how participants scaffold each other’s teaching of writing and development of multiliteracies skills.

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