Transformative Dialogues

CoP SpidergramTransformative Dialogues (TD), based at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is a forum for conversations intended to foster the improvement of teaching and learning in post-secondary education. Consider contributing to the upcoming issue:

Special Theme:  Communities of Practice in Higher Education

Deadline for submissions:  May 7, 2016 (for mid-July publication)

A Community of Practice (CoP) is an informal network of people (which can range in number from 25 or fewer to 500 or more) who share a common interest and work on aspects of it through face-to-face meetings and seminars; blogs, listservs and other online communication tools; and other formats and techniques. Other terms in the literature include learning teams, teaching scholars, customized groups and faculty or professional learning communities. We seek articles or other formats about Communities of Practice in higher education. Describe your use of one or more CoPs. How do they benefit contributors, participants and recipients?


  • Scholarly Articles (2,000 to 8,000 words)
  • Community Service Projects (2,000 to 8,000 words)
  • Images and other (new) media
  • Personal Reflections (500 to 1,500 words)
  • Diverse submissions such as presentations, poetry, interviews, videos, etc.