Community of Practice

This section contains a number of fundamental papers and publications on the concept of Community of Practice (CoP) and its current applications.

Smith, S. U., Hayes, S., & Shea, P (2017). A critical review of the use of Wenger’s Community of Practice (CoP) theoretical framework in online and blended learning research, 2000- 2014, Online Learning, 21(1), 209–237. PDF
Wenger, E. (2006). Communities of practice a brief introduction. PDF
Wenger, E. (2003). Communities of practice and social learning systems. In D. Nicolini, S. Gherardi & D. Yanow (Eds.), Learning in organizations (pp. 76–99). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.
Wenger, E., McDermott, R., & Snyder, W. (2002). Cultivating communities of practice. A guide to managing knowledge. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.