Productive dissent in learning communities

Dragan Trninic*, Hillary Lucille Swanson, Manu Kapur

*Corresponding author for this work

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“Community” has become a commonplace term in the learning sciences. Alongside this popularization comes the view that communities are, in general, something to strive towards. We draw on contemporary trends to problematize this assumption and motivate a discussion for the productivity of dissent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-625
Number of pages5
JournalInstructional Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018


  • Communities of learning
  • Conserving communities
  • Critical thinking
  • Dissent
  • Learning communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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