Learning How to Learn

Howes, Ryan
January 2012
Psychotherapy Networker Magazine;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p63
An interview with social learning theorist Etienne Wenger is presented. When asked about the communities of practice, he refers to a group of people who shared knowledge and learned skills without the formal quality associated with vertical learning. He states that an effective community of practice is one that pushes people out of their comfort zone. He adds that learning does not only take place in a classroom but also occurs through talking together about practice.


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