Personalising Learning Through Communities of Collaboration

  • Mellita Jones
  • Karen McLean


In Chap.  2 the notion of Communities of Collaboration as being fundamental to personalising learning was introduced. This chapter expands on the idea of Communities of Collaboration, explicating what they are, how they can be established and how they might be utilised for effective and collaborative learning. This explanation will demonstrate the importance of Communities of Collaboration and thus explore this tenet in relation to personalising learning. The “Communities of Practice” work of Lave and Wenger (1991) is heavily drawn on in this exploration, as it has been significant in informing the Communities of Collaboration ideas that Keamy et al. (2007) have identified in personalising learning. By examining Communities of Practice closely in this chapter, we are able to demonstrate the nuanced shift from this powerful and pervasive approach to learning and how this nuanced shift is important for considering collaborative and community-focused approaches to learning in formal education settings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mellita Jones
    • 1
  • Karen McLean
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia

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