Departmental Bulletin Paper 日本人英語学習者が参加する実践共同体の機能の変容に関する考察
ニホンジン エイゴ ガクシュウシャ ガ サンカ スル ジッセン キョウドウタイ ノ キノウ ノ ヘンヨウ ニ カンスル コウサツ
A Study of Functional Transformation in a Community of Practice Consisting of Japanese Learners of English

長尾, 明子  ,  ナガオ, アキコ  ,  Nagao, Akiko

13pp.101 - 133 , 2015-03-25 , 熊本大学
Lave and Wenger's (1991) Communities of Practice (CoP) model can be potentially applied to organizational structure and community learning environments. However, there have been few studies that analyze the logistical workings of CoPs. Therefore, in this study, a class of 27 university-level students of English as a foreign language (EFL) participated in research designed to conceptualize the functioning of a CoP. Participants were surveyed at three instances over the 15-week research period to identify their values regarding participation and transmission of information. At the end of the research period, they were asked to write the definitions of core, active, and peripheral members within the learning community. Text mining was used to analyze their responses. The results provide deeper understanding of CoP features and states the elements that are necessary for novice learners to develop into successful and experienced learners.

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