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

By Etienne Wenger

This e-book provides a concept of studying that begins with the idea that engagement in social perform is the basic approach during which we get to understand what we all know and in which we turn into who we're. the first unit of research of this approach is neither the person nor social associations, however the casual 'communities of perform' that individuals shape as they pursue shared organisations through the years. to offer a social account of studying, the idea explores in a scientific method the intersection of problems with neighborhood, social perform, that means, and id. the result's a vast framework for brooding about studying as a strategy of social participation. This formidable yet completely available framework has relevance for the practitioner in addition to the theoretician, offered with all of the breadth, intensity, and rigor essential to tackle this kind of advanced and but profoundly human topic.

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