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Communities of Practice : Learning, Meaning, and Identity
by Etienne Wenger

Overview - 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 text examines the primary unit of analysis of this process, which is neither the individual nor social institutions, but the informal communities of practice that people form as they pursue shared enterprises over time.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 text examines the primary unit of analysis of this process, which 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 text 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 accessible framework has relevance for the practitioner as well as the theoretician.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521663632
  • ISBN-10: 0521663636
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: September 1999
  • Page Count: 318

Series: Learning in Doing

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