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Included here are some readings related to the idea of communities of learners and project-based learning, organized in the form of a bibliography and a set of web links.  Both lists are under construction and will be expanded at a later date.


Austin, K. (2000). Coaching as a metaphor for teaching in a community of practice. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Stanford University.

Barron, B., Vye, N., Zech, L., Schwartz, D., Bransford, J., Goldman, S., Pellegrino, J., Morris, J., Garrison, S., & Kantor, R. (1995). Creating contexts for community-based problem solving: The Jasper challenge series. In C. Hedly, P. Antonacci, & M. Rabinowitz (Eds.), Thinking and literacy: The mind at work . Hillsdale: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Barron, B. J. S., Schwartz, D. L., Vye, N. J., Moore, A., Petrosino, A., Zech, L., Bransford, J. D., & The Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt. (1998). Doing with understanding: Lessons from research on problem- and project-based learning. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 7(3&4), 271-311.

Berger, R. (1996). A culture of quality: A reflection on practice (Occasional Paper Series 1). Providence: Annenberg Institute for School Reform.

Brown, A. L., Ash, D., Rutherford, M., Nakagawa, K., Gordon, A., & Campione, J. C. (1993). Distributed expertise in the classroom. In G. Salomon (Ed.), Distributed cognitions: Psychological and educational considerations (pp. 188-288). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Brown, A. L., & Campione, J. C. (1996a). Guided discovery in a community of learners. In K. McGilly (Ed.), Classroom Lessons: Integrating cognitive theory and classroom practice . Cambridge: MIT Press/Bradford Books.

Brown, A. L., & Campione, J. C. (1996b). Psychological learning theory and design of innovative environments: On procedures, principles, and systems. In L. S. R. Glaser (Ed.), Contributions of instructional innovation to understanding learning . Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.

Collins, A., Brown, J. S., & Holum, A. (1991). Cognitive apprenticeship: Making thinking visible. American Educator, 15(3), 6-11,38-46.

Heath, S. B., & McLaughlin, M. W. (1994). Learning for anything everyday. Curriculum Studies, 26(5), 471-489.

Ladewski, B.G. (1994). A middle grade science teacher's emerging understanding of project-based learning.  Elementary School Journal, 94(5), 499-515.

Lave, J. (1991). Situating learning in communities of practice. In L. B. Resnick, J. M. Levine, & S. D. Teasley (Eds.), Perspectives on socially shared cognition . Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Rogoff, B., & Gardner, W. (1984). Adult guidance of cognitive development. In B. Rogoff & J. Lave (Eds.), Everyday cognition: Its development in social context . Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Rogoff, B., Matusov, E., & White, C. (1996). Models of teaching and learning: participation in a community of learners. In D.R. Olson & N. Torrance (Eds.) The handbook of education and human development: New models of learning, teaching and schooling. Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers.

Scardamalia, M., Bereiter, C., & Lamon, M. (1994). The CSILE Project: Trying to bring the classroom into World 3. In K. McGilly (Ed.) Classroom lessons: Integrating cognitive theory and classroom practice. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Tharp, R. G., & Gallimore, R. (1988). Rousing minds to life: Teaching, learning, and schooling in social context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


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