The impact of communities of practice on masters dissertations: a small scale case Study of MSc project management students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622548
Title:
The impact of communities of practice on masters dissertations: a small scale case Study of MSc project management students
Authors:
Richardson, Diane; Bukoye, Oyegoke Teslim ( 0000-0002-8522-7575 )
Abstract:
Communities of Practice (CoPs) are known to increase knowledge sharing and personal development. In this pilot study in a UK higher education institution, we explored using CoPs with Postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students with a view to investigating the CoPs’ impact on the Masters students’ dissertation engagement and achievement. We conducted action research, forming 4 CoPs, each including 1 PhD student and approximately 3 MSc students. We analysed the 11 MSc Project Management students’ engagement, results and feedback and the 4 Project Management PhD researchers’ feedback using mixed methods from questionnaires, feedback forums and quantitative analysis of dissertation results (marks). We found four categories of outcome: (i) MSc students’ mode of communication with their CoP; (ii) MSc students’ contribution to their CoP; (iii) benefits to MSc students; and (iv) impact on MSc dissertation results. Our outcomes show that the CoP had an impact on MSc student engagement and performance, and indicate CoPs as worthy of further investigation for enhancing students’ learning experience.
Citation:
Richardson, D., Bukoye, O.T. (2018) 'The impact of communities of practice on masters dissertations: a small scale case Study of MSc project management students'. Journal of pedagogic development 8 (1)
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622548
Additional Links:
https://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/418
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Dianeen
dc.contributor.authorBukoye, Oyegoke Teslimen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-22T13:54:12Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-22T13:54:12Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-
dc.identifier.citationRichardson, D., Bukoye, O.T. (2018) 'The impact of communities of practice on masters dissertations: a small scale case Study of MSc project management students'. Journal of pedagogic development 8 (1)en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622548-
dc.description.abstractCommunities of Practice (CoPs) are known to increase knowledge sharing and personal development. In this pilot study in a UK higher education institution, we explored using CoPs with Postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students with a view to investigating the CoPs’ impact on the Masters students’ dissertation engagement and achievement. We conducted action research, forming 4 CoPs, each including 1 PhD student and approximately 3 MSc students. We analysed the 11 MSc Project Management students’ engagement, results and feedback and the 4 Project Management PhD researchers’ feedback using mixed methods from questionnaires, feedback forums and quantitative analysis of dissertation results (marks). We found four categories of outcome: (i) MSc students’ mode of communication with their CoP; (ii) MSc students’ contribution to their CoP; (iii) benefits to MSc students; and (iv) impact on MSc dissertation results. Our outcomes show that the CoP had an impact on MSc student engagement and performance, and indicate CoPs as worthy of further investigation for enhancing students’ learning experience.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/418en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectcommunities of practiceen
dc.subjectdissertationsen
dc.subjecthigher educationen
dc.titleThe impact of communities of practice on masters dissertations: a small scale case Study of MSc project management studentsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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