Show simple item record Hara, Noriko 2006-06-15T16:56:18Z 2006-06-15T16:56:18Z 2002
dc.description.abstract The field of professional training has a long tradition of supporting learning and performance through formal training. This paper raises questions about the focus on formal learning and proposes a new way of incorporating communities of practice into professional development. Communities of practice are informal networks that support a group of practitioners in developing a shared meaning and engaging in knowledge building among the members. The purposes of this paper are to describe informal and formal learning found in organizations and to discuss the implications of informal and formal learning in communities of practice for general professional development. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana University en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP-02-04 en
dc.rights Creative Commons license en
dc.subject social informatics en
dc.subject community of practice en
dc.subject training en
dc.subject public defender en
dc.subject practical knowledge en
dc.subject informal learning en
dc.subject professional development en
dc.title Formal and Informal Learning: Incorporating Communities of Practice into Professional Development en
dc.type Working Paper en

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