An affinity group. An informal network or forum where tips are exchanged and ideas generated [Thomas A. Stewart]. A group of professionals, informally bound to one another through exposure to a common class of problems, common pursuit of solutions, and thereby themselves embodying a store of knowledge [McKinsey & Co.].
Communities of practice are groups of practitioners who work as a community in a certain domain. One objective of DODEs is to support communities of practice. Virtual communities of practice are supported with the remote explorium. - R: Remote Explorium
a group that shares a social context and that is bound together by a set of problems and shared pursuit of solutions to those problems that involves building a body of knowledge and shared expertise that is held in common
A form of social learning that occurs when people with a common interest in a subject collaborate to communicate ideas, find solutions to problems and define principles and terms relating to that subject.
"Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis." -Etienne Wenger et al, Cultivating Communities of Practice, 2002.
Students, families, school-age services and program providers, post-school services and program providers, and local community members who share an interest and passion about secondary transition, and who deepen their understanding and knowledge of post secondary outcomes by interacting on an ongoing basis.
An organized group of users who share common interests about a topic or common sets of problems, or who have common needs that can be met by an infrastructure. In this case, a community of practice has common user requirements of the CGDI.
A group of people and/or organisations with similar interests in a particular field (e.g. teachers of a particular language). The existence of a community of practice does not imply legitimacy but it may have authority in the eyes of others prepared to trust its judgments. Source: Wenger, E., McDermott, R. & Snyder, W. (2002) Cultivating Communities of Practice, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, Mass.
(often abbreviated as CoP) Refers to the process of social learning that occurs when people who have a common interest in some subject or problem collaborate over an extended period to share ideas, find solutions, and build innovations.
an interactive forum for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers eager to strengthen the role of afterschool education in increasing girls' participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers