community of practice


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community of practice

A generic UK term for medium- to long-term informal groups of people who focus on issues of mutual interest, which are created and supported by organisational initiatives that often emerge in response to a perceived threat or need.
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Community of Practice: A Metaphor for Online Design?
Rather, the purpose of a community of practice is to build and exchange knowledge (Wenger & Snyder, 2000).
Listeners are encouraged to share their reactions, comments and questions to these podcasts in the Community of Practice.
'Together we can' can then find our mutual position and define our critical care nursing 'community of practice'.
For more information about the SHSP Community of Practice, contact Jennifer Warren at 202-366-2157 or jennifer.warren@dot.gov.
To reach these objectives, the variation in the occlusive realizations /t/ and /d/ preceded by palatal glide is analyzed in a data sample constituted in a community of practice (cf.
285) The focus of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling and the relationships of the people who edit, review, and write for it provide the foundation of a community of practice that has existed since its inception in 1979.
A community of practice is particularly appropriate when used to describe the relationship between teachers of students with visual impairments and their professional communities for several reasons.
"The Community of Practice will provide Safe States Alliance and APHA members with insightful interactions that will enhance their individual evaluation skills and ultimately strengthen the practice of evaluation across the field of injury and violence prevention," Porter told The Nation's Health.
After an overview of the theoretical background of the existing literature on the factors affecting the community of practice, were identified a series of factors.
Workplace and professional organisations have long recognised that a community of practice (CoP) is a means of validating informal learning through peer recognition (Center for History and New Media 2004).
These chapters are followed by community of practice sessions that focus on key concepts of reflective teaching and include activities, scenarios, hands-on experiences, field studies, and resources.

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