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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A Participatory Design Approach for a Distributed Community of Practice in Governance and International Development.
Rather, the purpose of a community of practice is to build and exchange knowledge (Wenger & Snyder, 2000).
Knowledge management in a virtual community of practice using Discourse Analysis, The Electronic Journal of knowledge management", 5(1): 29-42.
Experience in coordination and facilitation of knowledge sharing networks as demonstrated by previous experience in workshop facilitation, support to other Community of Practice, production of
Ziegler, Paulus and Woodside (2014), writing about informal learning in an online Community of Practice, suggest 'shared learning and interest are what keeps these communities together .
The major initiatives that the EAB redesign community of practice is now working on to inform the FY 15-19 Total Army Analysis are as follows:
This focus on GHG's prompted the launch of the precursor to the Sustainable Supply Chain Community of Practice, the GreenGov Supply Chain Partnership Program.
The first group was a sample of academics working in a community of practice group to implement a new process of quality assurance of learning.
Each community of practice develops articles and frequently asked questions and hosts an "ask an expert" section, a calendar of events and news.
The supervisors who participated in the community of practice were open to exploring how they could assist their students understand their capabilities and be encouraged by the knowledge that support services, such as career services, were available.
A community of practice may be viewed as sharing similar goals, but those goals may differ between members, and those goals may be achieved outside the context of a traditional or virtual classroom environment.
The key characteristics that identify a group as a community of practice include: (1) a recognized domain of interest that the group members share an interest in and commit to, (2) relationships between group members that allow them to engage in joint activities, share information and help each other, and (3) the development of a shared practice that consists of shared resources, experiences, stories, tools, etc.

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