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Communities of Practice: Ethnography Paper

Rock climbing

"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)

Librarian Visit Goals

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

  • Synthesize sources, creating a conversation inside your literature review

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Linguistics Librarian

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Linds Roberts
Now meeting via Zoom or in-person (Mon/Tues/Thurs).