Mutual learning at the boundaries of research and practice: A framework for understanding research-practice partnerships

Caitlin C. Farrell, William R. Penuel, Anna Ruth Allen, Eleanor Anderson, Angel X. Bohannon, Cynthia E. Coburn, Stephanie L. Brown

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Given the rapid growth of research-practices partnerships (RPPs), we need a framework that helps the field understand how RPPs can facilitate mutual learning for those involved. Drawing on both cultural-historical and organizational learning theories, we argue that learning can happen in RPPs for both researchers and practitioners at the boundaries of research and practice. The conditions for learning depend on the development of boundary spanners, practices, and objects that facilitate joint work. Engaging productively at the boundaries of is moderated by the prior conditions of educational organizations and their research partners. Where mutual learning occurs at the boundaries, we are more likely to see changes in collective knowledge, policies, and routines for participating organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsMelissa Gresalfi, Ilana Seidel Horn
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages2515-2522
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467293
StatePublished - 2020
Event14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2020Jun 23 2020

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume5
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNashville
Period6/19/206/23/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Mutual learning at the boundaries of research and practice: A framework for understanding research-practice partnerships'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this