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Heinz, M. & Fleming, M.
National Conference On Partnership in School Placement in Initial Teacher Education
Workshop title: School-University Partnership - Building and Cultivating a “Living” Community of Practice
University of Limerick
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In this workshop, NUI Galway School of Education lecturers and teaching practice tutors explore school-university partnership as a process of learning and participation in “communities of practice” (Lave & Wenger, 1991). Using the NUI Galway Partner School Initiative as an example, we will critically explore expectations and experiences of the main actors (student teachers, university tutors and practicing teachers in placement schools) to initiate discussions around the benefits of partnership as well as the tensions and contradictions inhabiting the construction site of a third and shared community. 
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