Community of Practice

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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.
Translated title of the contributionPraksisfællesskaber
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Critical Psychology
EditorsThomas Teo
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication dateJan 2014
ISBN (Print)978-1-4614-5582-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4614-5583-7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

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