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Social learning spaces in landscapes of practice - the evolution of a theory and the implications for practice.

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12 10-04 iceland keynote

  1. 1. Social learning spaces in landscapes of practice The evolution of a theory and implications for practice Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner University of Iceland October 4, 2012Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  2. 2. A social theory of learning some key concepts Where do we belong? community Who are we becoming? practice learning identity What are we doing? meaning What is our experience?Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  3. 3. Communities of practice a central type of social learning space A community of practice is ... … a self-governed learning partnership among people, who • share challenges, passion or interest • interact regularly • learn from and with each other improve their ability to do what they care about define in practice what competence means in their context In gangs… they learn to survive on the streets In organizations… they provide better service to clientsEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  4. 4. Learning as becoming realignment of competence and experience socially defined competence personal experienceEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  5. 5. Social learning initiatives across sectors Ontario leading municipalities provincial service organizationsEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  6. 6. Language and practice English for Specific Purposes: in international settings genres in international settings Portuguese participation in international practices Communities of practice as learning contexts International networks of communities of practice EU Social fund social innovation challengeEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  7. 7. Social learning capability beyond a body of knowledgeEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  8. 8. Landscapes of practice a social body of knowledgeEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  9. 9. Infectious diseases surveillance a complex landscape as a learning challengeEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  10. 10. Reconfiguring geographies of practice dimensions of social learning capability Localities social learning spaces institutions projects physical spaces networks communities Scaling domains social bonds strategic resizing scaling outwards Changing geographies of scaling upwards practice scaling across Boundaries in between places where differences are salient periphery threshold boundary encounters boundary objects brokeringEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  11. 11. Vertical and horizontal accountability key tensions in social learning capability CoPEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  12. 12. Competence and knowledgeability Reflect and self-design Reflect and self-design Domain Learning Push practice Bring practice in partnership forward Community Practice Create self- Reflect and representation self-design Domain Domain Learning Push practice Bring practice in Bring practice in Learning Push practice partnership forward partnership forward Community Practice Community Practice Create self- Reflect and representation self-design Domain Learning Push practice Bring practice in partnership forward Community Practice Create self- representation Create self- representation Defined within a community of Defined in relation to a practice landscape of practice • Claims to competence • Claims to knowledgeability negotiated in the politics of negotiated in the politics of community formation landscapes of practiceEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  13. 13. Knowledgeability negotiating identity in a complex landscapeEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  14. 14. Knowledgeability negotiating identity in a complex landscape Training Professional Research body discipline 1 Regulatory Research body discipline 2 Workplace Colleagues ClientEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  15. 15. Knowledgeability negotiating identity in a complex landscape Training Professional Research body discipline 1 Regulatory Research body discipline 2 Workplace Colleagues ClientEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  16. 16. Knowledgeability negotiating identity in a complex landscape Informal curriculums Wikipedia Institutes Training Google Professional Research body discipline 1 NGO’s Twitter Regulatory Research body discipline 2 Bloggers Alumni Workplace Personal networks Client Communities Informal of practice communitiesEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  17. 17. Knowledgeability the modulation of identification A shift in the burden of identityEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  18. 18. Social learning spaces localities to negotiate complex identitiesEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  19. 19. Learning citizenship a social ethic of learning and identityEtienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  20. 20. How do you act as a learning citizen? In your organization, in your personal spheres, in your world?Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
  21. 21. Thank you! Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner Email: be@wenger-trayner.com Website: http://wenger-trayner.com Workshops: http://wenger-trayner.com/betreat/Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner

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