Introduction to communities of practice

Communities of Practice

The term “community of practice” is of relatively recent coinage, even though the phenomenon it refers to is age-old. The concept has turned out to provide a useful perspective on knowing and learning. A growing number of people and organizations in various sectors are now focusing on communities of practice as a key to improving their performance.

This brief and general introduction examines what communities of practice are and why researchers and practitioners in so many different contexts find them useful as an approach to knowing and learning.


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Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner

By: Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner Published August 06, 2020 Publisher Website Link to Resource Topical guides

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