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Communities of practice : learning, meaning, and identity

Author: Etienne Wenger
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Learning in doing.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A presentation of a framework for fostering learning in innovative ways which is based on a social theory of learning.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Etienne Wenger
ISBN: 0521430178 9780521430173 0521663636 9780521663632
OCLC Number: 39666619
Description: xv, 318 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Contexts. Introduction: A social theory of learning --
Vignette I: Welcome to claims processing! --
Vignette II: The "C, F, and J" thing --
Coda 0: Understanding --
Practice. The concept of practice --
Meaning --
Community --
Learning --
Boundary --
Locality --
Coda I: Knowing in practice --
Identity. A focus on identity --
Identity in practice --
Participation and non-participation --
Modes of belonging --
Identification and negotiability --
Coda II: Learning communities --
Epilogue: Design. Synopsis: Design for learning --
Learning architectures --
Organizations --
Education.
Series Title: Learning in doing.
Responsibility: Etienne Wenger.
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