OWD2010 - 6 - Knowledgeability in landscapes of practice: from curriculum to identity - Etienne WengerPresentation Transcript
Learning in landscapes of practiceknowledge and knowledgeability Etienne Wenger November 10, 2010, Utrecht
What does a flower know … … about being a flower?
What does a computer know … … about being a flower?
Meaningful learningparticipation and reification meaningfulness participation reification practice
A community of practice is ... … a self-governed learning partnership among people, who
share challenges, passion or interest
learn from and with each other
improve their ability to do what they care about In gangs… they learn to survive on the streets In organizations… they provide better service to clients
Different from training learning as partnership Provider Negotiation of mutual relevance Recipient
Professional developmentpractice and practitioners professionaldevelopment developingthe profession developing professionals communities of practice
A complex landscape of practicea (social) body of knowledge Teaching Professional body Researchdiscipline 1 Regulatory body Researchdiscipline 2 WorkplaceB WorkplaceA Profession I Profession II Service recipientB Service recipentA
Competing views of practicecommunities and boundaries Regulatory body Teaching Researchdiscipline 1 boundaryprojects boundaryobjects Professional body Researchdiscipline 2 broker WorkplaceB WorkplaceA peripheralaccess Profession I Profession II boundary practices Service recipientB Service recipentA
Vertical and horizontal accountabilitytwo simutaneous trends Vertical accountability… Hierarchy Institutionalized accountability Evidence-based prescription Codification and regulationStandards of qualification Horizontal accountability…Communities and networks Peer-to-peer learningPersonal meaning Engagement and creativity Individual identity/reputation CoP
A complexifying landscape of practicenew entrants and contenders NGO’s Open curriculum Regulatory body Google Teaching Researchdiscipline 1 Informalcommunities boundaryprojects boundaryobjects Professional body Researchdiscipline 2 Professional networks broker WorkplaceB Wikipedia WorkplaceA peripheralaccess Topical websites Profession I Profession II Social networks Twitterers boundary practices Service recipientB Bloggers Service recipentA Client communities
Knowledgeability as the modulation of identificationaccountability and expressibility A shift in the burden of identity development
Distinct carriers of knowledgeabilitypractice and identity
The 21st century will be the century of identity The future of learningfrom knowledge to knowledgeability If you are going to be a driving force in the strategic remaking of the landscape of learning and innovation… … how can your community help address this emerging learning challenge for both teachers and students?