TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACH ON KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION IN FAMILY AS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

TitleTRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACH ON KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION IN FAMILY AS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPop, IG, Popoviciu, SA, Popoviciu, I
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume21
Start Page141-152
Date PublishedJune/2010
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 913574
Keywordscommunity of practice, mutual engagement, shared repertoire
Abstract

This paper presents a new perspective on family as a possible community of practice using a transdisciplinary approach and the search window methodology with top-down and bottom up levels of knowledge. In a family as community of practice communication is facilitated by a flexible accessible structure (mutual engagement) between parents to children (top-down perspective) and children to parents (bottom-up perspective). In this mutual inform-action process parents through the mechanism of authority and collaborative relationships encourage learning as a central aspect of children’s identity shaped by family participation. The children, through the mechanism of apprenticeship learn through sharing information and experiences. This process of mutual engagement leads to a shared understanding (joint enterprise) and new resources (shared repertoire) which are the building blocks of a community of practice.

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