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Communities Of Practice Stages Of Development

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Communities of practice move through various stages of development characterized by different levels of interaction among the members and different kinds of activities

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Communities Of Practice Stages Of Development

  1. 1. Potential People face similar situations without the benefit of a shared practice Coalesce Members come together and recognize their potential Active Members engage in developing a practice Dispersed Members no longer engage very intensely, but the community is still alive as a force and a center of knowledge Memorable The community is no longer central, but people still remember it as a significant part of their identities Finding each other, discovering commonalities Exploring connectedness, defining joint enterprise, negotiating community Engaging in joint activities, creating artifacts, adapting to changing circumstances, renewing interest, commitment, and relationships Staying in touch, communicating, holding reunions, calling for advice Telling stories, preserving artifacts, collecting memorabilia Stages of Development Typical Activities Etienne Wenger, Communities of practice learning as a social system, Systems Thinker, June 1998. Communities of practice move through various stages of development characterized by different levels of interaction among the members and different kinds of activities

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