Networked Learning Communities in Teacher Education
Alain Breuleux, Thérèse Laferrière and Robert
This paper describes our research initiative to design and document
technology-supported integrated learning communities for extended professional
development of teachers.
THE CHANGING WORLDS OF LEARNING
Faculties of education are challenged to prepare educators for a changing
world. The world of learning is changing and is becoming multiple, and
there are different possible scenarios for the future of education. In
Canada, a growing number of educators are proactive in the face of a networked
world. SchoolNet (http://www.schoolnet.ca) and its educational partners
have been instrumental in articulating the possibilities laying ahead.
Learning and learning systems may move in a number of possible directions.
SchoolNet's Vision of learners (SchoolNet, 1996) presents key aspects of
the prefered future of education. The vision can be assessed in terms of
some of the following major alternatives: