Reviewing the "Community of Practice" Metaphor: An Analysis of Control Relations in a Primary School Classroom

@article{Linehan2001ReviewingT,
  title={Reviewing the "Community of Practice" Metaphor: An Analysis of Control Relations in a Primary School Classroom},
  author={C. Linehan and J. McCarthy},
  journal={Mind, Culture, and Activity},
  year={2001},
  volume={8},
  pages={129 - 147}
}
Treating classroom learning as a community process of transforming participation in social practices has provided a useful corrective to predominantly abstract, mentalistic conceptualizations of learning. For example, Lave's community of practice and Rogoff's community of learners emphasize the ways in which learning is deeply situated in a person's becoming part of a community through participation in socially organized activities or practices. Although highly suggestive, both practically and… Expand
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