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Communities of practice : critical perspectives

Author: Jason Hughes; Nick Jewson; Lorna Unwin
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an introduction to the theory and application of communities of practice and their use in a diverse range of managerial and professional contexts, from education to human resource development.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Hughes; Nick Jewson; Lorna Unwin
ISBN: 0415364736 9780415364737 0415364744 9780415364744
OCLC Number: 85765976
Description: ix, 183 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: communities of practice --
a contested concept in flux? / Jason Hughes, Nick Jewson and Lorna Unwin --
Critiquing theories of learning and communities of practice / Alison Fuller --
Lost in translation: communities of practice --
the journey from academic model to practitioner tool / Jason Hughes --
From communities of practice to mycorrhizae / Yrjö Engeström --
Including the missing subject: placing the personal within the community / Stephen Billett --
Cultivating network analysis: rethinking "community" within communities of practice / Nick Jewson --
Sport as a community of practice: the coach-athlete relationship in British professional basketball / Val Owen-Pugh --
Becoming adults via communities of practice: the transition from work to adulthood / John Goodwin --
Apprenticeship from past to present: the challenges and consequences of rampant "community" diversity / Lorna Unwin --
Sexuality, gender, and legitimate peripheral participation: an ethnographic study of a call centre / Matthew Brannan --
The learning trajectories of old-timers: academic identities and communities of practice in higher education / Nalita James --
Unemployment as a community of practice: tales of survival in the new Germany / Vanessa Beck --
Putting virtual communities of practice in their place: changes in the spatial location of work / Nick Jewson --
Conclusion: further developments and unresolved issues / Jason Hughes, Nick Jewson and Lorna Unwin.
Responsibility: edited by Jason Hughes, Nick Jewson, and Lorna Unwin.
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