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Cumming-Potvin, Wendy Marie – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Aiming to extend sociocultural theory about the teaching and learning of literacies, this article reports on data from a qualitative study underpinned by a sociocultural framework (Rogoff, 1990; Vygotsky, 1986). Conducted in an Australian university community, the project tracked a group of pre-service teachers engaging in scaffolded literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Preservice Teachers
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Cumming-Potvin, Wendy Marie; MacCallum, Judith – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
Aiming to elucidate the relationship between social capital and intergenerational practice within mentoring, this article presents data from a case study of the School Volunteer Program in Western Australia. Drawing on situated learning theory and the concept of community of practice (Lave & Wenger, 1991; Wenger, 1998; Wenger, McDermott, &…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Mentors, Intergenerational Programs, Volunteer Training