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Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice
Learning, Meaning, and Identity

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Part of Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives

  • Date Published: September 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521663632

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About the Authors
  • Learning is becoming an urgent topic. Nations worry about the learning of their citizens, companies about the learning of their workers, schools about the learning of their students. But it is not always easy to think about how to foster learning in innovative ways. This book presents a framework for doing that, with a social theory of learning that is ground-breaking yet accessible, with profound implications not only for research, but also for all those who have to foster learning as part of their responsibilites at work, at home, at school.

    • New theory of learning
    • Intended for both academic and professional audiences
    • Relevant to academia, business, education, and government
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    "The terms of debate about 'knowledge management' and 'learning organizations' are slowly, and finally turning from issues of information and technology to those of human capabilities and the sources of motivation, creativity, and problem-solving skills that create real value in the new economy. Wenger is light years ahead in understanding those sources, and the critical importance of informal communities and 'social learning' in fostering them." Phillip Brook Manville, Partner, McKinsey & Co.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521663632
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.481kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Practice: Introduction I
    1. Meaning
    2. Community
    3. Learning
    4. Boundary
    5. Locality
    Coda I. Knowing in practice
    Part II. Identity: Introduction II
    6. Identity in practice
    7. Participation and non-participation
    8. Modes of belonging
    9. Identification and negotiability
    Coda II. Learning communities
    Conclusion: Introduction III
    10. Learning architectures
    11. Organizations
    12. Education

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Adult/ Continuing Education
    • Contexts of Ministry
    • Facilitating Student Learning in Higher Education
    • Field Practice Seminar
    • Improvisational Leadership for Transformation
    • Organizational Communication
    • Seminar in Art Education
  • Author

    Etienne Wenger

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