Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Leadership Challenge #4

LdC Template

Module 1 ldc Steps 1, 2 and 3 on provocative question #1

Provocative Question #1 (LdC)
How can your behaviors shape your action research study to be a collaborative action research study?
Collaborative action research is the process in which participants systematically examine their own educational practice for the purpose of increasing learning of students, teachers, or others. As with most things, I see the link with action research as the need to be an active participant in the process. So relying on those participants, including the students, to be collaborators on the research with the purpose of improving the situation (in my context, increase retention by increasing self-efficacy and self-regulation) is vital in understanding the problem and possible solutions. Multiple perspectives help with attacking the problem at hand. I also see it as a way to engage others (and myself) in the process. This buy-in in important for creating sense of ownership and commitment. My own self-regulation of learning will shape my study as I reflect on how I have approach my own academic success and how I may sympathize with my students.

Step 1. Prepare for an on-line Conversation

Quote/ideas from the book; applications/instances from your workplace setting
Page number
 ...a joint enterprise does not mean agreement in any simple sense. In fact, in some communities, disagreement can be viewed as a productive part of the enterprise. The enterprise is joint not in that everybody believes the same thing or agrees with everything, but in that it is communally negotiated.
page 78 
 The repertoire of a community of practice includes routines words, tools, ways of doing things, stories, gestures, symbols, genres, actions or concepts that the community has produced or adopted in the course of its existence, which has become part of its practice.
page 83 
 Accountability to the enterprise...the ability to understand the enterprise of a community of practice deeply enough to take some responsibility for it and contribute to its pursuit and to its ongoing negotiation by the community.
 page 137
 Negotiability of a repertoire ... As an identity, this translates into a personal set of events, references, memories, and experiences that create individual relations of negotiability with respect to the repertoire of practice.
 page 153
 This past week, there are more talks about the direction of public health department. It seems that there is a lack of collaboration as there are two distinct groups. The current director and the new interim director. There is a lack of communication.
On Friday, there was the fall conference for the AZPHA. As a member of the board, I was one of the people helping to put on the event. It was definitely a group effort with various levels of motivation and identities.
 Shared histories of engagement can become resources for negotiating meaning without the constant need to "compare notes".
page 84 
 Mutual engagement does not entail homogeneity, but it does create relationships among people.
 page 76

Step 2. Hold an on-line Conversation

After participating/viewing the “fishbowl” conversation record notes here (below) about your responses to your peers or new thoughts based on their postings.  Be certain your notes here are comprehensive, as were your responses to peers. (If you participate as a “fish,” in the fishbowl your notes, which should be entered below, can be much more succinct.) (This space expands to accommodate your writing.)
page 268 - paragraph 2 - the ability to apply learning flexibility ... deepening negotiating of learning, lived situations, generality is a problem more about identity - carries experience from context to context. Be flexible with behaviors like growth mindset (what does it mean in their classrooms), it will differ for each teacher, need to collaborate, how to develop it in the students, focus on modeling

page 74 - being included in what matters is requirement for being engaged in community of practice, define as membership, inclusion brings engagement then engagement brings belonging. Need to engage people at all different levels for belonging. Connection to Switch from last semester and leadership, shows people are receptive to developing new identity, creating sense of belonging and collaboration, seeing the barriers in IRBs...don't make assumptions

page 227 - encourage group learning, collaboration is central to that, seeing it at the heart, learning is fundamentally experimental and social, our own experience is necessary. groups can form more boundary experiences with others, but bringing people together can foster positive learning environments

page 214 - a well function CoP explores new radical insights, history of mutual engagement around joint enterprise is ideal for learning edge learning, bond and respect. PoP will take a large amount of collaboration, filling capacity for education in offenders, best strategy is through education, need a team approach, multidisciplinary approach

page 271 - unlike in a classroom, participants contribute in independent ways, material for identity, enterprise of the community, engagement. Common theme to connect each other. need to connect the individual experience in the context of the group and community of practice

Step 3. Determine your Leadership Challenge

Based on your own quotes/ideas from Wenger, your workplace experiences, and new insights you developed as you reflected on your peers’ work, what behavior do you want to experiment with/try out for your leadership challenge in the next few days? (Write one sentence.)
I would like to carry on with my previous leadership challenge and reach out to my group I created last time, trying to establish ideas of socially shared regulation (define a vision and mission). 

Step 4. Implement and Reflect

I have proposed to my group (CoP) that we form some goals about the purpose of our virtual conversations and informal meetings. We decided that we merge it with our involvement in the Arizona Public Health Association. That is, we would evaluate how to increase student engagement in public health and in the association. Then figure out the best way to meet their needs through professional training opportunities and other networking events. These will come from discussions that we have with member students, as well as our own personal experiences with teaching.

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