Knowledge Building in Discourse Communities

  title={Knowledge Building in Discourse Communities},
  author={Ellice Forman},
  journal={Human Development},
  pages={364 - 368}
  • E. Forman
  • Published 27 November 2000
  • Sociology
  • Human Development
Concept Formation
Concept Formation
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