Twitter as higher education community of practice: a political science perspective

Jester, Natalie ORCID: 0000-0002-7995-3028 (2022) Twitter as higher education community of practice: a political science perspective. PS: Political Science and Politics. doi:10.1017/S1049096522000427 (In Press)

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Abstract

A community of practice is where a group works together, towards a shared goal. This article argues that Twitter hosts a community of practice within political science and international relations. This occurs in three key ways: offering us an area to share our feelings about our role as educators, connecting us to a wider network of educators in our discipline (and other educators), and providing a space to proffer practical support. This is especially true due to the current COVID19 pandemic, when many educators are delivering their teaching remotely and potentially feeling cut off from colleagues and students at their institution. In more normal times, Twitter also offers a valuable means of connecting with other scholars in the discipline, across the world, acting as a space to learn from and support each other. The article finishes by reflecting on what this might mean for continued professional development in the discipline.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Nat Jester
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 10:32
Last Modified: 27 May 2022 08:23
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10645

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