"The term “community of practice” was originally coined to describe the type of community atmosphere created by apprenticing and mastering a trade. Now, a community of practice can refer to any loose or structured learning environment or situation where mentoring and the fostering of knowledge of a specific trade or specialized practice or genre of knowledge occurs."
--Hansen-Thomas, H. (2009). Communities of interest, communities of practice. In Encyclopedia of Management (6th ed., pp. 88-90). Ed. Josué M. González. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2008.
Rock climbing. (Photo by Jim Richards/ University of Colorado)
By the end of our session, you will be able to:
Understand importance of keywords, broadening topic for your community of practice
Identify tools for literature searching
Recognize difference between scholarly and popular sources