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Title: “Professor Anna Leading the Crew”: Citizen Science Programs as a Community of Practice
Authors: Nguyen, Kevin
Keywords: Learning and Identity
Issue Date: Jun-2020
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Citation: Nguyen, K. (2020). “Professor Anna Leading the Crew”: Citizen Science Programs as a Community of Practice. In Gresalfi, M. and Horn, I. S. (Eds.), The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, 14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2020, Volume 2 (pp. 911-912). Nashville, Tennessee: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Citizen science programs use a unique design that is different from other communities of practice and traditional apprenticeships. I examine the structure of one water quality monitoring citizen science undergraduate program, the River Team. Drawing from situated learning theory, I use ethnographic methods to depict how both the structuring resources of the program as well as how one learner’s (Anna) individual practices quickly moved her from the periphery, into, and eventually leading the program.
URI: https://doi.dx.org/10.22318/icls2020.911
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