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Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning
Many teaching practices implicitly assume that conceptual knowledge can be abstracted from the situations in which it is learned and used. This article argues that this assumption inevitably limits… Expand
Organizational Learning and Communities-of-Practice: Toward a Unified View of Working, Learning, and Innovation
Recent ethnographic studies of workplace practices indicate that the ways people actually work usually differ fundamentally from the ways organizations describe that work in manuals, training… Expand
Knowledge and Organization: A Social-Practice Perspective
While the recent focus on knowledge has undoubtedly benefited organizational studies, the literature still presents a sharply contrasting and even contradictory view of knowledge, which at times is… Expand
The Social Life of Information
From the Publisher: For years pundits have predicted that information technology will obliterate the need for almost everything--from travel to supermarkets to business organizations to social life… Expand
have a doubtful future in the information economy. The new technologies that are helping to define this new economy are simultaneously battering the venerable institutions of the old economy—the… Expand
“The Art of Knowing”: Social and Tacit Dimensions of Knowledge and the Limits of the Community of Practice
- P. Duguid
- Sociology, Computer Science
- Inf. Soc.
- 1 April 2005
Community of practice theory is inherently a social theory. As such it is distinct from more individualist accounts of human behavior, such as mainstream economics. Consequently, community of… Expand
Balancing act: how to capture knowledge without killing it.
Everyone knows that the way things are formally organized in most companies (their processes) is not the same as the way things are actually done (their practices). The difference between the two… Expand
The ubiquity of information makes it easy to overlook the local character of innovative knowledge. Nowhere is this local character more overlooked yet paradoxically more evident than in Silicon… Expand
Borderline Issues: Social and Material Aspects of Design
The shared use of artifacts is, we argue, supported by latent border resources, which lie beyond what is usually recognized as the canonical artifact. Expand