Communities of Practice
Communities of practice are groups of people who wish to learn something by collaborating with other members of the group both in real and virtual world. These people share a goal or interest and learn from each other by sharing information and experiences. The term originates from Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger (1991) and has since spread into other fields of learning research, including second language learning.
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