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Eval11 Session 560: Evaluating the Development of Community in Communities of Practice  

11-06-2011 02:03

Presentation notes and handout for Roundtable 560: Evaluating the Development of Community in Communities of Practice, Friday 11/04/2011. There is growing interest in many sectors to use a community of practice approach for improving how work around a shared concern is done. Etienne Wenger, co-originator of the term, defines these communities as 'groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.' Such communities can benefit from attention to factors that can affect collective learning over time. This roundtable will explore potential criteria for assessing development of the community element of this approach for the purpose of improving the community's ability to support learning. Discussion starting points will be: member participation (e.g., self-management of knowledge needs, agreement on style of working together, learning orientation, and concern about quality of relationships), leadership (e.g., making working together as a community possible), and tools/processes that support the work (e.g., for communication, relationship building, and task completion).

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