Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity

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  • Titel: Communities of Practice
  • Untertitel: Learning, Meaning, and Identity
  • Autor: Etienne Wenger
  • ISBN: 978-0521663632
  • Erscheinungsjahr: 1998
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
  • Sprache: englisch
  • Seiten: 318

Communities of Practice presents a theory of learning that starts with this assumption: engagement in social practice is the fundamental process by which we learn and so become who we are. The primary unit of analysis is neither the individual nor social institutions but rather the informal "communities of practice" that people form as they pursue shared enterprises over time. In order to give a social account of learning, the theory explores in a systematic way the intersection of issues of conceptual framework for thinking about learning as a process of social participation. This ambitious but thoroughly accessible framework has relevance for the practitoner as well as the theoretician, and is presented with all the breadth, depth, and rigor necessary to adress such a complex and yet profoundly human topic[1].

Siehe auch


  1. Wenger, E.: Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity