|Translated title of the contribution||Praksisfællesskaber|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology|
|Number of pages||4|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Springer Publishing Company|
|Publication date||Jan 2014|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2014|
The concept of “communities of practice” is of relatively recent date. The concept gained momentum with Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger’s book from 1991, Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. Since then, the notion of “communities of practice” has been a focus of attention, not least in debates about learning, teaching, and education but also in debates about organizational theory, knowledge management, and work-life studies.