Community of Practice (CoP)

What is a Community of Practice?

Communities of practice are 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 – Wenger (2011)

However, not all communities are community of practice. Wenger listed three crucial characteristics of a community of practice:

The domain

The members in the community shared a domain of interest and competence that distinguishes them from other people

The community

The members interact with each other (i.e. discussions, sharing information, helping, and learning) but not necessarily on a daily basis to have a sense of belonging

The practice 

A community of practice is not merely a community of interest. Members of a community of practice are practitioners

You can read more here.

Or find out more on Wenger’s book: Community of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity

So, are you part of a community of practice?

 

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