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

By Etienne Wenger

Studying is changing into an pressing subject. international locations fear in regards to the studying in their voters, businesses concerning the studying in their staff, colleges in regards to the studying in their scholars. however it isn't regularly effortless to consider how you can foster studying in cutting edge methods. This e-book offers a framework for doing that, with a social conception of studying that's ground-breaking but available, with profound implications not just for examine, but in addition for all those that need to foster studying as a part of their obligations at paintings, at domestic, in school.

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F Prev. ) + (JPrev. ) $ **C, F, J must be noted in claimant file for future calculations. 4. The COB worksheet. 4. The COB worksheet, as 1 will call this form here, was briefly introduced to claims processors in the training class. The instructor did not attempt a detailed explanation of the concept of coordination, nor did the trainees ask for one. After a brief introduction, the training quickly focused on the use of the worksheet. lgnoring the content of the labels of each line, the class performed the operations line by line with a few sets of fictitious numbers.

They become claims processors. Words like "understanding" require sorne caution because they can easily reflect an implicit assumption that there is sorne universal standard of the knowable. In the abstract, anything can be known, and the rest is ignorance. But in a complex world in which we must find a livable identity, ignorance is never simply ignorance, and knowing is not just a matter of information. In practice, understanding is always straddling the known and the unknown in a subtle dance of the self.

Chapter 2 defines the concept of community of practice by talking about practice as the source of coherence of a community. 1 will introduce three dimensions of this relationship between practice and community: mutual engagement, a joint enterprise, and a shared repertoire of ways of doing things. • Pracúce as learning. Chapter 3 addresses the development of communities of practice over time. Building on the themes of Chapter 1, 1 will discuss the factors of continuity and discontinuity that constitute a community of practice over time.

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