Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity / Edition 1

Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity / Edition 1

by Etienne Wenger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521663636

ISBN-13: 9780521663632

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521663632
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
588,557
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Prologue; 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; Epilogue.

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