:

product description page

Communities of Practice : Facilitating Social Learning in Higher Education (Hardcover)

Communities of Practice : Facilitating Social Learning in Higher Education (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

about this item

In this book about communities of practice in the international, higher education sector, the authors articulate the theoretical foundations of communities of practice (CoPs), research into their application in higher education, leadership roles and how CoPs sustain and support professional learning. Research demonstrates that communities of practice build professional and personal links both within and across faculty, student services and administrative and support units. This book describes how community of practice members may be physically co-located and how social media can be used to connect members across geographically diverse locations. It positions higher education communities of practice within the broader community of practice and social learning literature, and articulates the importance of community of practice leadership roles, and the growing focus on the use of social media for community of practice implementation.  The multiple perspectives provide higher education leaders, academic and professional staff with the means to establish, or reflect on existing CoPs, by sharing insights and critical reflections on their implementation strategies, practical guidelines and ideas on how community of practice’s theoretical underpinnings can be tailored to the higher education context.

Number of Pages: 622
Genre: Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: November 21, 2016
TCIN: 51776704
UPC: 9789811028779
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-9569

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.