Learning in and across landscapes of practice – this is the title of a talk that Etienne Wenger will give at Lancaster University, UK, next Tuesday5th April, between 15.00 and 16.45 GMT.
Here is Etienne’s abstract for the talk.
The human world can be viewed as a huge collection of communities of practice-some very prominent and recognized, others hardly visible. Our learning can then be understood as a trajectory through this landscape of practices: entering some communities, being invited or rejected, remaining visitors, crossing boundaries, being stuck, and moving on. In such a landscape, both the core of communities of practice and their boundaries offer opportunities for learning. Learning is not merely the acquisition of a body of knowledge, but a journey of the self. Achieving a high level of “knowledgeability” is a matter of negotiating a productive identity with respect to the various practices that constitute this landscape.
The event has proved so popular, that not only has the University had to book a second room to hold all those who wish to attend the event in person, but also the event will be live streamed for those who wish to attend virtually. Here is the link:
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