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Published by Information Age Pub. in Charlotte, N.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Teachers -- Training of,
  • Teachers -- Professional relationships,
  • Communities of practice

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Chris Kimble, Paul Hildreth, and Isabelle Bourdon.
ContributionsKimble, Chris., Hildreth, Paul M., 1959-, Bourdon, Isabelle.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLB1707 .C66 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16672829M
ISBN 101593118627, 1593118635, 1593118643, 1593118651, 159311866X, 1593118678
ISBN 109781593118624, 9781593118631, 9781593118648, 9781593118655, 9781593118662, 9781593118679
LC Control Number2007043205

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Cultivating Communities of Practice is the second book from Wenger which is only about Communities of Practice (COP). The first book was a little dry and academic (and intended to be), but this book is your typical business book, which makes it easy to read. Wenger is teaming up with Richard McDermontt and Willian Snyder, which probably helped Cited by: This book provides an in-depth qualitative data analysis about Wenger's research with "communities of practice," or groups of people that form around collective, sustained tasks. This is an important book for anyone interested in group-formation or identity co-constituted from within the self and as a /5(22). This book presents a theory of learning that starts with the assumption that engagement in social practice is the fundamental process by which we get to know what we know and by which we become who we are. The primary unit of analysis of this process is neither the individual nor social institutions, but the informal 'communities of practice' that people form as they pursue shared enterprises. This conceptual book lays out a social theory of learning centered on the concept of communities of practice. Based an ethnographic study, it presents a broad framework for thinking about learning and knowing in social terms, exploring such concepts as meaning, boundaries, trajectories, generations, identity, identification, power, and many others.

Communities among practitioners create a direct link between learning and performance, because the same people participate in communities of practice and in teams and business units. Practitioners can address the tacit and dynamic aspects of knowledge creation . As reported by Graven and Lerman () in their review of Wenger's book on Communities of Practice: Learning, meaning and identity, practice is regarded as a way of doing and encompasses. This book presents a theory of learning that starts with the assumption that engagement in social practice is the fundamental process by which we get to know what we know and by which we become who we are. The primary unit of analysis of this process is neither the individual nor social institutions, but the informal 'communities of practice Cited by: Knowledge and Communities is the first book dedicated to a major new knowledge management topic. "Communities of Practice" are cross-organizational groups of people sharing knowledge, solving common problems, and exchanging insights and frustrations. Knowledge and Communities, a collection of authoritative articles, describes the dynamics of.

The second piece of necessary groundwork is to associate practice with the formation of communities. By associating practice with community, I am not arguing that everything anybody might call a community is denned by practice or has a practice that is specific to it; nor that everything anybody might call practice is the defining property of a. Just post quick messages, updates and insights from the text box at the top of your Activity page, or click "Create" > "Status Update" from anywhere. Cool things you can add to a post: You can bring in the Web by attaching links and photos. Connect your post with the community by addings links to people, places, and content with the quick.   The CoP Program is located within the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. Introduction to Communities of Practice. Find out what a CoP is, the CoP approach, benefits of joining a CoP, roles and responsibilities within a CoP, and read success stories from current communities. Launch and Sustain a Community of Practice. What are Communities of Practice? Communities of practice is a term originally developed by Lave and Wenger (). It describes a learning theory with a strong relationship to the social construction of community of practice (sometimes incorrectly referred to as "communities of practices") consists of members who interact with each other for their pursuit of a common practice.