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Workplace as Community: Perspectives on Science Teachers’ Professional Learning

This study explores teacher professional learning within the workplace context of a science department community. Workplace learning is considered in terms of the construction and flow of information about science, pedagogy and the relationships of science to the wider community. Implications for establishing sound conditions for teacher workplace learning are also considered, particularly the importance of trust.

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We recognise and appreciate the contribution of Bevis Yaxley in the development of the ideas for this research.

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Melville, W., Wallace, J. Workplace as Community: Perspectives on Science Teachers’ Professional Learning. J Sci Teacher Educ 18, 543–558 (2007).

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