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Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity

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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 rigour necessary to address such a complex and yet profoundly human topic.

Paperback in very good condition. Very minimal signs of shelf wear. Small stamp with name of previous owner on inside front page.

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Author(s):
Etienne Wenger
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521663636
ISBN-13:
9780521663632
Number of pages:
318
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Communities of Practice

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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 rigour necessary to address such a complex and yet profoundly human topic.

Paperback in very good condition. Very minimal signs of shelf wear. Small stamp with name of previous owner on inside front page.

Author(s):
Etienne Wenger
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521663636
ISBN-13:
9780521663632
Number of pages:
318
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Communities of Practice

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