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The Resource Communities of practice : fostering peer-to-peer learning and informal knowledge sharing in the work place, Noriko Hara [(ed.)]

Communities of practice : fostering peer-to-peer learning and informal knowledge sharing in the work place, Noriko Hara [(ed.)]

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Communities of practice : fostering peer-to-peer learning and informal knowledge sharing in the work place
Title
Communities of practice
Title remainder
fostering peer-to-peer learning and informal knowledge sharing in the work place
Statement of responsibility
Noriko Hara [(ed.)]
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The book offers two themes: one is about Communities of Practice (CoPs) and learning, the other is about social informatics approaches. First, in order to facilitate designing effective learning environments both online and offline, this book calls attention to the importance of CoPs to facilitate informal learning as part of professional development. Communities of Practice are informal networks that support a group of practitioners to develop a shared meaning and engage in knowledge building among the members. The concept of CoPs is rooted in situated cognition (Brown, Collins, & Duguid, 1989; Lave, 1988) and the socio-cultural theory (Vygotsky, 1978). The book examines how people share and construct their knowledge by using case studies of public defender's offices. Despite strong interests among practitioners and scholars, empirical studies of CoPs are sparse. Drawing on theories from situated cognition and social informatics, this book investigates what constitutes a community of practice and how members of the community create a shared meaning in workplaces with and without IT."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
IUL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Information science and knowledge management,
Series volume
vol. 13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organizational learning
  • Communities of practice
Label
Communities of practice : fostering peer-to-peer learning and informal knowledge sharing in the work place, Noriko Hara [(ed.)]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
300468940
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 137 pages
Isbn
9783540854234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)300468940
Label
Communities of practice : fostering peer-to-peer learning and informal knowledge sharing in the work place, Noriko Hara [(ed.)]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
300468940
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 137 pages
Isbn
9783540854234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)300468940

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