Questions and reflective practice

Michelle Laurie

As a process facilitator, blogger and someone who works with groups on reflective practice, learning and making meaning – this resource is a fabulous start to ensuring our work is more effective. knowledge management Uncategorized Reflective practice

2017 130

Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? Eric Davidov , based on a literature overview, has compiled the most common roles in a Community of Practice. Which role do you often take in communities of practice?

Roles 243

Pedagogy, practice and learning theory

Jenny Connected

On the Pedagogy First programme (an online course to learn how to teach online) learning theory comes very near the end of the 24 week course (at Week 21), perhaps reflecting a view that theory follows practice, or that theory needs to be understood as a culmination of prior learning.

2013 267

Open Academic Practice – How open are you?

Jenny Connected

It is fairly obvious from this that there is room for more openness in my academic practice, but that would mean increased contribution of OERs and shared outputs, increasing my online network and mixing personal and professional outputs.

Open 225

Practical wisdom

Viv Mcwaters

He suggests we need people with virtue and character who want to do the right thing, who have the moral will and the moral skill to do the right thing, to be able to improvise novel solutions to novel problems – what Aristotle called practical wisdom.

2011 163

Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

How communities of practice give us access to observing, orienting, deciding, and acting in a world of practice. Happy Corner, where the tailors studied by Jean Lave (2011) worked in the 1970′s, was a remarkable community of practice.

2011 195

Blogging as Reflective Practice on this Sunny Monday Morning

Michelle Laurie

Kootenay Life Uncategorized wiki Blogging career conversations Reflective practice I started this blog in 2007 as a way to keep in touch with a remote team while working in the field in West Africa.

2013 223

Finding the 'elephant paths' of a community of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

I''ve been facilitating a community of practice about sustainable energy in the Netherlands over the past 3 months. The convener wanted an advice from the group in 3 months and my worry was that it would not leave enough room to discuss their own practice questions.

2014 192

New media, new practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm very excited and hope that we can manage to change some practices. I have to confess I read my mail on my biclycle (using my iphone). Two years ago I didn't have mobile internet yet. Twittering and mailing was place-bound to my computer.

2011 176

Building an Online Liberating Structures Practice 90 Minutes at a Time

Full Circle Associates

Liberating Structures has become central to my practice over the years. I wanted to share some 90 minute “studios” that I have been facilitating in … Continue reading Building an Online Liberating Structures Practice 90 Minutes at a Time.

2018 109

Scholars’ participation and practices online

Jenny Connected

It seems that there is a growing awareness of the issues he is raising, namely: What are the opportunities and difficulties, for scholars, associated with open sharing of knowledge and practice? In our First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC (#fslt12) , we will be encouraging people who are new to learning and teaching in Higher Education to engage in open academic practice. This is the title of George Veletsianos’ talk to Week 33 of ChangeMooc.

Winemakers’ Communities of Practice

Nancy White

Recently he has been sharing some of his practice (I.e Check out the very specific practice categories in his right nav bar if you are looking for ideas about how to share what you/your community knows!) So first, this is simply a pointer to a useful practice.

Best practices for better meetings

The Bumble Bee

Jamie Billingham summarises best practices for radically improving meetings. Jamie's best practice list includes un-meetings, the importance of "unfiltered conflict", Alignment, disarming defensive routines, surfacing Mental Models and the 4-Player Dialogue Model.

Gamification of a Community of Practice

Community Capers

It is important here to take a clear position on the definition of the keys terms gamification and community of practice. In my book wherever possible short and practical is the best and most accessible definition. Community of Practice. “ Making some distinctions.

2013 169

Transformation of communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm interested in the transformation phase in communities of practice. Most materials deal with the start-up phase of communities of practice. The book deals with various networks, and hence with a wider topic than communities of practice. Tags: communities of practice

Practical reconciliation

Chris Corrigan

The child welfare system is a fraught place for the practice of reconciliation. The return of a child and the restitution of health and wellness to a family and a community is one practical expression of the kind of thing that Taiaiake is writing about here.

2015 57

Four Pillars of Successful Communities of Practice

Chris Collison

A shared practice. We often talk more about the “community” behaviours than we do clarifying the “practice”, and its boundaries. I advocate that groups consider creating and regularly updating a self-assessment or maturity model which describes their particular practice.

2013 99

Best Practice vs Your Practice

Michelle Laurie

I recently read a short piece that questioned the concept of Best Practices. Often I am persuaded to write best practices as summaries to my work, for example in case studies. However I tend to agree with David Gurteen, author of the ’ Knowledge Lette r’: &# Instead of looking at best practice, focus your attention on the particularities of your situation, trying to understand all the factors at work, not just those prescribed in your model or best practice.

2009 109

Communities of practice in organisations: Interview with Wenger

Joitske Hulsebosch

On the learning conversations blog I found a video interview with Etienne Wenger in which he answers quite some basic questions about communities of practices in organisation. When there is a problem with an organisational process, don't try and solve it with a community of practice.

A simple way to explore the Four Fold Practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

The Art of Hosting is predicated on a very simple set of practices which we call the Four Fold Practice. The next question then became, what if these four patterns were actually practices that could be cultivated both by individual leaders/facilitators and by groups?

2018 67

Practicing to perform

Viv Mcwaters

It’s no secret that they can do this because of the way they approach a performance, the rules that create a platform for what they do, and their willingness to practice together. Whether successful or not in terms of winning, these teams also operate from a basis of rules and practice. The missing element may be practicing together. Back at work there may be little opportunity to practice newly-learned or even long-held skills.

2012 116

A Social Theory of Learning, Schools and Landscapes of Practice

Jenny Connected

There was an interesting discussion at the Academic Betreat about the relationship between theory, practice and learning. Whilst theory, practice and learning are closely entwined, I came away from the BEtreat reminded that I have always used theory to ‘inform’ my existing practice, rather than use theory to ‘form’ my practice. A social theory of learning is based on a belief that learning is social and is driven by meaningful membership of a community of practice.

The purpose of practice is practice

Chris Corrigan

We talk about the Art of Hosting as a practice. If you have trained as a martial artist or as an athlete, you will know that only with practice can you be ready to face the unexpected and create a good outcome. Rather they are practice grounds – dojos if you will – where we can come together to spend a few days in a heightened sense of conscious awareness about what it takes to create and hold space for good conversations. And what are we practicing for?

Jokaydia Community of Practice

Community Capers

This month restarts the Community Capers project to case study some of the brilliant examples of communities of practice that exist across the globe. Jokaydia Community of Practice convened by Joanna Kay .

How can blogs support communities of practice?

Joitske Hulsebosch

One of them was: how can blogs support communities of practice? A community of practice can have a public teamblog. Individual member weblogs can stimulate individual practice reflections, but can also act as means to open up practices to others.

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice

Nancy White

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice – is a paper that Simon Hearn from the Overseas Development Institute and I have been puttering on for quite some months. Communities of Practice: linking knowledge, policy and practice PDF.


How to Save the World

BLOG practice two. to open others, practicing. chickadee photo (and research) by Dave Bonta. she watches from the cedar tree. this young and patient chickadee. as older birds flit gracefully. to feeder perch and back; she sees. the deft maneuver each trip needs.

Practical benefits of studying the biological evolution of cooperation

Jenny Connected

Are there practical benefits of studying the biological evolution of cooperation? To what extent does it provide insights that convert into theories and practices that can be used in formal or informal communities and organizations? Howard explains: I chose these questions because so much of this course is theoretical and there ought to be some juicy practical suggests from a group like this in regard to heuristics for encouraging cooperation.

2013 130

Blog>> Special Issue on Connecting KM Theory and Practice

Green Chameleon

Over the past few months I have been guest editing a special issue of the Journal of Entrepreneurship Innovation and Management (JEMI) on the connections between KM theory and practice.

2014 192

Scholars’ participation and practices online

Jenny Connected

It seems that there is a growing awareness of the issues he is raising, namely: What are the opportunities and difficulties, for scholars, associated with open sharing of knowledge and practice? In our First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC (#fslt12) , we will be encouraging people who are new to learning and teaching in Higher Education to engage in open academic practice. This is the title of George Veletsianos’ talk to Week 33 of ChangeMooc.

Expertise, learning and practice

Chris Corrigan

To get good at arts you have to practice. Last week in Montreal, I saw 120 people come to an Art of Hosting with an overwhelming desire to practice. The invitation to them was to attend if they were wanting to develop and improve their practice. This is an excellent ground from which to develop a practice of hosting, and the relationships that are formed are the critical supports for competency in that practice to unfold. Hosting is practice.

2013 71

The core imperative: training in practice

Chris Corrigan

The Art of Hosting is a practice. But we do try to equip you with the courage and practice to get out there and begin to shift the way conversations shape our world. Art of Hosting Conversation Facilitation Leadership Practice

2015 81

NEW ARTICLE: Transform Your Network with Three Simple Practices

Partnering Resources

Here’s an excerpt from our recently published article, “ Transform Your Network with Three Simple Practices ,” on Communication World: Networking is considered a professional necessity. Read on for three simple practices to transform your networking experience. To transform your networking practice, read the Communication World article now. Would you rather go to the dentist than to a networking event? If so, then this article is for you.

2016 126

Building Online Meeting Muscles – chunking and practice

Full Circle Associates

I’ve been both working with some distributed communities of practice and talking to different folks in my networks about online meeting practices. … Continue reading Building Online Meeting Muscles – chunking and practice. I’m feeling a resurgence of the kind of interest we saw in the earlier waves of online interaction. There is a pattern that I realize I use, but had not written about it.

2018 48

Understanding Communities of Practice

Collaborative Thinking

A great series of articles well-worth the time to read if you are interested in Communities of Practice: Communities of Practice (CoPs). CoP Series #4: Practice Makes Perfect. CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice? They can be useful tools for communities of practice, but they aren’t the same thing. How relevant are communities of practice in a network age?

Academic Betreat as a landscape of practice

Jenny Connected

In preparation for the Academic Betreat 2012 , we have been asked to read a number of chapters from Etienne Wenger’s book, Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity. I have heard Etienne speak about landscapes of practice before, most notably last year at Lancaster University – I blogged about it here – but reading these chapters adds some new dimensions to my thinking and understanding. ability to facilitate transactions across practices and boundaries.

2012 111

‘Identity in practice’, ‘Participation and non-participation’

Jenny Connected

These are the titles of Chapters 6 and 7 in Etienne Wenger’s Book – Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity. (p. More recently I have heard him talk about the increasing complexity of managing your identity in multiple landscapes of practice - which relates to the work that Bon Stewart is doing for her PhD – where she writes about ‘The unbearable lightness of being … digital’ and Digital Identities.

Conversations in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

In communities of practice, the same phenomenon occurs. Tags: facilitation communities of practice I had dinner with a friend and suddenly we were discussing how to do the laundry. It made us laugh because we never discuss how to do the laundry. Basically over dinner, we always cover our work (and what doesn't work in work), work/life balance, gossiping over other friends, children and sometimes a bit of politics.

The dynamics of managing/nurturing networks of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Keeping the Wheels Turning: The Dynamics of Managing Networks of Practice. Journal of Management Studies, 47(1), 85-108 The authors make a distinction between NoPs and CoPs; networks of practice and communities of practice.

2010 189

Purpose to Practice [Flickr]

Full Circle Associates

Choconancy1 posted a photo: ngf liberating structures

2017 52

New emerging practices for trainers and facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm a big fan of starting online because everybody can start at his/her own pace and there is space for everyone to express him/herself (I actually learned this practice from CPsquare ). I can see some emerging new practices which are not widespread yet.

Making social learning practical: the LOSmakers event

Joitske Hulsebosch

The book is full of practice cases and can be downloaded here. Past Friday we organised the presentation of a book called 'Because it works'.

2012 173

KM, Best Practice and Buzzword Bingo

Chris Collison

Going back to Best Practice for a moment though, it reminded me of a recent discussion I had with Ian Thorpe on his blog entry “Will I spoil KM if I tell people that “best practices” don’t exist?”

2013 63