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


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    Title
    Communities of Practice
    Subtitle
    Learning, Meaning, and Identity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Etienne Wenger, Series edited by Roy Pea, Series edited by John Seely Brown, Series edited by Christian Heath
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521663632
    ISBN 10: 0521663636
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JM
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15300
    LC classification: BF
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    DC22: 153
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 306.43
    BISAC V2.8: PSY023000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 153
    BISAC V2.8: BUS000000, PSY008000
    LC classification: BF318
    Thema V1.0: JM, JHM, KC, JMS
    Edition statement
    Pbk.
    Illustrations note
    13 line drawings
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 September 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'Wenger's book is stimulating, insightful, and challenging.' Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
    Table of contents
    Prologue; Part I. Practice: Introduction I; 1. Meaning; 2. Community; 3. Learning; 4. Boundary; 5. Locality; Coda I. Knowing in practice; Part II. Identity: Introduction II; 6. Identity in practice; 7. Participation and non-participation; 8. Modes of belonging; 9. Identification and negotiability; Coda II. Learning communities; Conclusion: Introduction III; 10. Learning architectures; 11. Organizations; 12. Education; Epilogue.