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Making classroom social practices explicit: Developing motivation through participation in collaborative leadership opportunities

MacCallum, J. and Morcom, V. (2008) Making classroom social practices explicit: Developing motivation through participation in collaborative leadership opportunities. In: McInerney, D.M. and Liem, A.D., (eds.) Teaching and learning: International best practice. IAP-Information Age Publishing, Inc., Charlotte, NC, pp. 191-221.

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Abstract

"I can't do it" was a phrase Gemma uttered frequently. Like Martin and Lindsay, she initially found it difficult to participate in the collaborative activities in her classroom. We know that learning occurs from our observations, conversations, and our everyday experiences (Renshaw, 2003; Rogoff, 2003). By making explicit the social practices of the classroom to create a safe inclusive environment, teachers can provide opportunities for students to observe, make positive social connections with peers, and participate more fully in their own learning. Motivation develops with changing participation.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: IAP-Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Copyright: 2008 IAP
Notes: Volume 8 in Research on Sociocultural influences on motivation and learning
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9450
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