Learning from others at work: Communities of practice and informal learning

David Boud, Heather Middleton

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Abstract

This paper addresses the question of who is involved in learning in workplaces and the ways in which members of workgroups learn as part of their normal work. It draws on qualitative data from a study of multiple worksites with differentiated work within a large organisation. It examines the value of the notion of communities of practice in conceptualising such workplace learning and suggests that other forms of conceptualisation are also needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-202
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Workplace Learning
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2003

Keywords

  • Learning methods
  • Team working
  • Workplace learning

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