Communities of Practice

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Etienne Wenger
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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 over time. To give a social account of learning, the theory explores in a systematic way the intersection of issues of community, social practice, meaning, and identity. The result is a broad framework for thinking about learning as a process of social participation. This ambitious but thoroughly accessible framework has relevance for the practitioner as well as the theoretician, presented with all the breadth, depth, and rigor necessary to address such a complex and yet profoundly human topic.

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a 'group of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis.' Wenger et al . My Health Record Communities of practice can drive strategy, generate new lines of business, solve problems, promote the spread of best practices, develop people's professional skills, and help companies recruit ... Communities of practice change practice - but not always, nor easily By focusing on findings from more recent communities of practice functioning in VET (Mitchell et al.

By adopting the CoP approach, networks create a compelling space for principals to learn together, focus ... Communities of Practice (CoP) Networks are a series of specialist interest groups that allow both individual (Personal) and organisation members of IPAA Victoria to connect, learn and share their experiences while exploring the very latest ideas related to each space. Communities of practice (CoP) have become an integral part of the organisational landscape. Companies use it to share best practices, improve employee performance, develop new strategies, and create innovative approaches to resolving problems.