How healthy is your ‘community of practice’?

LYNCH, R. (2004). How healthy is your ‘community of practice’? Probation journal, 51 (1), 59-66.


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This article explores cultural change and situated approaches to learning as a basis for understanding developments in the daily life of the probation organization. These are highlighted in the concept of ‘communities of practice’ that describes learning in the everyday activities of practitioners’ work. It is argued that the future can be changed by greater attention to context specific knowledge-in-use through practitioner research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ‘The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Probation journal, 51(1), 2004 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © Richard Lynch
Uncontrolled Keywords: communities of practice, learning organisation, organisational culture
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Hallam Centre for Community Justice
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Page Range: 59-66
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 14:17

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