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Pages: 5265-5269
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-9386-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain

COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: EXPERIENCES OF THE INNOVATION AND TEACHING IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

According to Wenger, McDermott and Snyder (2002), a community of practice, CP, is "a group of people who share a concern, a set of problems or a common interest about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area through continued interaction.

According to these authors, the three premises or dimensions in which the CP must be settled is the mutual commitment, the existence of a joint enterprise and shared repertoire, differentiating these communities from other forms of equipment that dominates the self-regulation and CP self-management within an informal ecosystem.

In this sense, it has been established at the University of Murcia a Teaching Innovation Group in Economics and Business,IDÉE, with the specific aim of exchanging experiences between members and the knowledge on the implementation of the teaching methodology Cooperative Learning in the studies conducted by the departments embedded in the Faculty of Economics and Business, fully adapting the defining characteristics of this group to the definition of CP.

Our experience shows that is necessary to set up some kind of internal regime regulation in order to achieve a correct way of functioning, even when the CP is an informal group. The proposed regulation has to establish the requirements to be member and to loose the group membership. Another important point is the rules of both implementation of teaching innovation and academic production of the group.

The present communication is aimed at exposing the experience of the implementation of a CP, the group Innovation and Teaching in Economics and Business, University of Murcia, IDEÉ, on the three premises identified, "the mutual commitment, the existence of a joint enterprise and shared repertoire - in order to identify the terms of the constitution of the group, the difficulties that have arisen and the solutions adopted and their achievements.
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author = {Alarc{\'{o}}n Garc{\'{i}}a, G. and Beyaert Stevens, A. and Campillo Mart{\'{i}}nez, C. and Fern{\'{a}}ndez Sabiote, E. and Maria Dolores Pedrero, R. and Mart{\'{i}}nez Conesa, I. and Mart{\'{i}}nez Rodriguez, J. and Montaner S{\'{a}}las, P. and Mart{\'{i}}nez Serrano, A. and Martinez Solano, P. and Rubio Ba{\~n}on, A. and S{\'{a}}nchez Mart{\'{i}}nez, F.I.},
title = {COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: EXPERIENCES OF THE INNOVATION AND TEACHING IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS},
series = {2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN10 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-9386-2},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {5-7 July, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {5265-5269}}
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AU - G. Alarcón García AU - A. Beyaert Stevens AU - C. Campillo Martínez AU - E. Fernández Sabiote AU - R. Maria Dolores Pedrero AU - I. Martínez Conesa AU - J. Martínez Rodriguez AU - P. Montaner Sálas AU - A. Martínez Serrano AU - P. Martinez Solano AU - A. Rubio Bañon AU - F.I. Sánchez Martínez
TI - COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: EXPERIENCES OF THE INNOVATION AND TEACHING IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
SN - 978-84-613-9386-2/2340-1117
PY - 2010
Y1 - 5-7 July, 2010
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN10 Proceedings
SP - 5265
EP - 5269
ER -
G. Alarcón García, A. Beyaert Stevens, C. Campillo Martínez, E. Fernández Sabiote, R. Maria Dolores Pedrero, I. Martínez Conesa, J. Martínez Rodriguez, P. Montaner Sálas, A. Martínez Serrano, P. Martinez Solano, A. Rubio Bañon, F.I. Sánchez Martínez (2010) COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: EXPERIENCES OF THE INNOVATION AND TEACHING IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS, EDULEARN10 Proceedings, pp. 5265-5269.
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