Tools for Westminster Learning Communities

Introduction to Communities of Practice

Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner.

This introduction examines what communities of practice are and why researchers and practitioners in so many different contexts find them useful as an approach to knowing and learning.

Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger and communities of practice

In this article Infed outlines the theory and practice of communities of practice, and examines some of the issues and questions for informal educators and those concerned with lifelong learning.