Communities of Practice in Applied Language Research

Communities of Practice in Applied Language Research
  • Author : Brian W. King
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 1138942472

Communities of Practice in Applied Language Research Book Review:

Communities of Practice in Language Researchprovides an up-to-date and critical introduction to the community of practice framework and how this can be applied to language research. Critiquing and offering alternative suggestions for the ways in which researchers frame research participants as members of communities of practice, with the goal of inspiring use of the Community of Practice (CofP) model in new areas of research, this book: engages in extended critical analysis of past research as well as questioning recent applications and suggesting limitations incorporates instructive examples from multiple fields, including Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, Critical Discourse Studies, Language Teaching & Learning, Literacy Studies, and a trailblazing section on Language & Digital Media brings up-to-date the key questions and concerns around the Communities of Practice model, debunking myths and re-emphasising ongoing challenges. Communities of Practice in Language Researchis essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying research methods or undertaking research projects in those areas. myths and re-emphasising ongoing challenges. Communities of Practice in Language Researchis essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying research methods or undertaking research projects in those areas.

Communities of Practice in Language Research

Communities of Practice in Language Research
  • Author : Brian Walter King
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2019-06-05
  • ISBN : 9781000008005

Communities of Practice in Language Research Book Review:

Communities of Practice in Language Research provides an up-to-date and critical introduction to the community of practice framework and how this can be applied to language research. Critiquing and offering alternative suggestions for the ways in which researchers frame research participants as members of communities of practice, with the goal of inspiring use of the Community of Practice (CofP) model in new areas of research, this book: engages in extended critical analysis of past research as well as questioning recent applications and suggesting limitations incorporates instructive examples from multiple fields, including Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, Critical Discourse Studies, Language Teaching & Learning, Literacy Studies, and a trailblazing section on Language & Digital Media brings up-to-date the key questions and concerns around the Communities of Practice model, debunking myths and re-emphasising ongoing challenges. Communities of Practice in Language Research is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying research methods or undertaking research projects in those areas.

Communities of Practice and English as a Lingua Franca

Communities of Practice and English as a Lingua Franca
  • Author : Karolina Kalocsai
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Pages : 262
  • Relase : 2013-12-18
  • ISBN : 9783110295511

Communities of Practice and English as a Lingua Franca Book Review:

This is a timely book on one of the most widely debated issues in applied linguistics: what is the social and cultural significance of English as a lingua franca for the internationally mobile students of the 21st century in Central Europe? Through an in-depth analysis of social practices, the book develops an exciting, innovative multilingual approach to out-of-class language use and language learning that engages students in the co-construction of identities. Apart from scholars, the book will appeal to policy makers and educators who are concerned with the internationalization of universities in Central Europe.

Cultivating Communities of Practice

Cultivating Communities of Practice
  • Author : Etienne Wenger,Richard Arnold McDermott,William Snyder
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 9781578513307

Cultivating Communities of Practice Book Review:

Today's marketplace is fueled by knowledge. Yet organizing systematically to leverage knowledge remains a challenge. Leading companies have discovered that technology is not enough, and that cultivating communities of practice is the keystone of an effective knowledge strategy. Communities of practice come together around common interests and expertise- whether they consist of first-line managers or customer service representatives, neurosurgeons or software programmers, city managers or home-improvement amateurs. They create, share, and apply knowledge within and across the boundaries of teams, business units, and even entire companies-providing a concrete path toward creating a true knowledge organization. In Cultivating Communities of Practice, Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder argue that while communities form naturally, organizations need to become more proactive and systematic about developing and integrating them into their strategy. This book provides practical models and methods for stewarding these communities to reach their full potential-without squelching the inner drive that makes them so valuable. Through in-depth cases from firms such as DaimlerChrysler, McKinsey & Company, Shell, and the World Bank, the authors demonstrate how communities of practice can be leveraged to drive overall company strategy, generate new business opportunities, tie personal development to corporate goals, transfer best practices, and recruit and retain top talent. They define the unique features of these communities and outline principles for nurturing their essential elements. They provide guidelines to support communities of practice through their major stages of development, address the potential downsides of communities, and discuss the specific challenges of distributed communities. And they show how to recognize the value created by communities of practice and how to build a corporate knowledge strategy around them. Essential reading for any leader in today's knowledge economy, this is the definitive guide to developing communities of practice for the benefit-and long-term success-of organizations and the individuals who work in them. Etienne Wenger is a renowned expert and consultant on knowledge management and communities of practice in San Juan, California. Richard McDermott is a leading expert of organization and community development in Boulder, Colorado. William M. Snyder is a founding partner of Social Capital Group, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Beyond Communities of Practice

Beyond Communities of Practice
  • Author : David Barton,Karin Tusting
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 258
  • Relase : 2005-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780521836432

Beyond Communities of Practice Book Review:

This book consists of a set of studies exploring the concept of "communities of practice", which has been influential in social sciences, education, and management in recent years. Its main purpose is to emphasize the importance of areas such as language, power, and social context which are essential to understanding how communities of practice work. The concept has been a particularly influential one but has had little sustained critique, so a book of this kind is timely and necessary.

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice
  • Author : Etienne Wenger
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1999-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781107268371

Communities of Practice Book Review:

This book presents a theory of learning that starts with the assumption that engagement in social practice is the fundamental process by which we get to know what we know and by which we become who we are. The primary unit of analysis of this process is neither the individual nor social institutions, but the informal 'communities of practice' that people form as they pursue shared enterprises over time. To give a social account of learning, the theory explores in a systematic way the intersection of issues of community, social practice, meaning, and identity. The result is a broad framework for thinking about learning as a process of social participation. This ambitious but thoroughly accessible framework has relevance for the practitioner as well as the theoretician, presented with all the breadth, depth, and rigor necessary to address such a complex and yet profoundly human topic.

Doing Research Within Communities

Doing Research Within Communities
  • Author : Kerry Taylor-Leech,Donna Starks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2019-04-28
  • ISBN : 1138852686

Doing Research Within Communities Book Review:

Doing Research within Communities provides real-life examples of field research projects in language and education, offering an overview of research processes and solutions to the common challenges faced by researchers in the field. This unique book contains personal research narratives from sixteen different and varied fieldwork projects, providing advice and guidance to the reader through example rather than instruction and enabling the reader to discover connections with the storyteller and gain insights into their own research journey. This book: provides advice, practical guidance and support for engaging with a community as a research site; covers the real-life theoretical, ethical and practical issues faced by researchers, such as language choice in multilingual communities, and the insider/outsider status of the researcher; discusses challenges posed by a variety of mono- and multilingual settings, from remote island communities to large urban areas; includes research from across the Asia-Pacific area, including Australia, New Zealand and East Timor, and also the US. Doing Research within Communities is essential reading for early career researchers and graduate students undertaking fieldwork within communities.

Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management

Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management
  • Author : Coakes, Elayne,Clarke, Steve
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 642
  • Relase : 2005-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781591405580

Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management Book Review:

"This encyclopedia will give readers insight on how other organizations have tackled the necessary means of sharing knowledge across communities and functions" -- Provided by publisher.

Applied Linguistics & Communities of Practice

Applied Linguistics & Communities of Practice
  • Author : Srikant Sarangi
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2003-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781847141743

Applied Linguistics & Communities of Practice Book Review:

The papers in this volume demonstrate the strides applied linguists have taken, in 'pure' or 'impure' form, since the classic volume of Corder's Introducing Applied Linguistics speculated about the discipline's possible frontiers. With a judicious combination of empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented studies, the volume takes a close, hard look at the present and future challenges.

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice
  • Author : Patrick E. Marlow,Sabine Siekmann
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2013-06-13
  • ISBN : 9780816530168

Communities of Practice Book Review:

This book describes an innovative project in native-language instruction that has wide applicability in second-language classrooms. Although the project it describes was developed in Alaska, the program can serve as a model throughout the world.

Communities of Practice in the History of English

Communities of Practice in the History of English
  • Author : Joanna Kopaczyk,Andreas H. Jucker
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Pages : 291
  • Relase : 2013-10-10
  • ISBN : 9789027271204

Communities of Practice in the History of English Book Review:

Languages change and they keep changing as a result of communicative interactions and practices in the context of communities of language users. The articles in this volume showcase a range of such communities and their practices as loci of language change in the history of English. The notion of communities of practice takes its starting point in the work of Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger and refers to groups of people defined both through their membership in a community and through their shared practices. Three types of communities are particularly highlighted: networks of letter writers; groups of scribes and printers; and other groups of professionals, in particular administrators and scientists. In these diverse contexts in England, Scotland, the United States and South Africa, language change is not seen as an abstract process but as a response to the communicative needs and practices of groups of people engaged in interaction.

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice
  • Author : Jacquie McDonald,Aileen Cater-Steel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 622
  • Relase : 2016-11-14
  • ISBN : 9789811028793

Communities of Practice Book Review:

In this book about communities of practice in the international, higher education sector, the authors articulate the theoretical foundations of communities of practice (CoPs), research into their application in higher education, leadership roles and how CoPs sustain and support professional learning. Research demonstrates that communities of practice build professional and personal links both within and across faculty, student services and administrative and support units. This book describes how community of practice members may be physically co-located and how social media can be used to connect members across geographically diverse locations. It positions higher education communities of practice within the broader community of practice and social learning literature, and articulates the importance of community of practice leadership roles, and the growing focus on the use of social media for community of practice implementation. The multiple perspectives provide higher education leaders, academic and professional staff with the means to establish, or reflect on existing CoPs, by sharing insights and critical reflections on their implementation strategies, practical guidelines and ideas on how community of practice’s theoretical underpinnings can be tailored to the higher education context.

Instructional Design: Case Studies in Communities of Practice

Instructional Design: Case Studies in Communities of Practice
  • Author : Keppell, Michael J.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 426
  • Relase : 2007-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781599043241

Instructional Design: Case Studies in Communities of Practice Book Review:

Instructional designers hold the responsibility of selecting, sequencing, synthesizing, and summarizing unfamiliar content to subject matter experts. To successfully achieve legitimate participation in communities of practice, instructional designers need to utilize a number of communication strategies to optimize the interaction with the subject matter expert. Instructional Design: Case Studies in Communities of Practice documents real-world experiences of instructional designers and staff developers who work in communities of practice. Instructional Design: Case Studies in Communities of Practice explains the strategies and heuristics used by instructional designers when working in different settings, articulates the sophistication of communication strategies when working with subject matter experts, and provides insight into the range of knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics required to complete the tasks expected ofthem.

Constructing Identities in Online Communities of Practice

Constructing Identities in Online Communities of Practice
  • Author : Leila Kajee
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 3039111051

Constructing Identities in Online Communities of Practice Book Review:

This work is an exploration of online learning in an undergraduate English language and academic literacy classroom at a university in South Africa, and theorises the need for technology in developing countries as a means of social inclusion.

Community-Based Language Learning

Community-Based Language Learning
  • Author : Joan Clifford,Deborah S. Reisinger
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2018-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781626166370

Community-Based Language Learning Book Review:

Community-based Language Learning offers a new framework for world language educators interested in integrating community-based language learning (CBLL) into their teaching and curricula. CBLL connects academic learning objectives with experiential learning, ranging from reciprocal partnerships with the community (e.g., community engagement, service learning) to one-directional learning situations such as community service and site visits. This resource prepares teachers to implement CBLL by offering solid theoretical frameworks alongside real-world case studies and engaging exercises, all designed to help students build both language skills and authentic relationships as they engage with world language communities in the US. Making the case that language learning can be a tool for social change as well, Community-based Language Learning serves as a valuable resource for language educators at all levels, as well as students of language teaching methodology and community organizations working with immigrant populations.

Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice

Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice
  • Author : Akyol, Zehra
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 347
  • Relase : 2012-09-30
  • ISBN : 9781466621114

Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice Book Review:

Communications technologies have been continuously integrated into learning and training environments which has revealed the need for a clear understanding of the process. The Community of Inquiry (COI) Theoretical Framework has a philosophical foundation which provides planned guidelines and principles to development useful learning environments and guarantees successful educational experiences. Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research, and Practice is an extensive reference that offers theoretical foundations and developments associated with the COl theoretical framework. This collection is a valuable source of ideas, research opportunities, and challenges for scholars and practitioners in the field of education technology.

Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage

Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage
  • Author : Hern ez, Olga Rivera,Bueno Campos, Eduardo
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 540
  • Relase : 2011-04-30
  • ISBN : 9781605668031

Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage Book Review:

"This book provides a sound understanding of the managerial implications of communities of practice as well as their opportunities and limits for knowledge management"--nota del editor.

Dynamics of a Social Language Learning Community

Dynamics of a Social Language Learning Community
  • Author : Jo Mynard,Michael Burke,Daniel Hooper,Bethan Kushida,Phoebe Lyon,Ross Sampson,Phillip Taw
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Pages : 205
  • Relase : 2020-08-07
  • ISBN : 9781788928922

Dynamics of a Social Language Learning Community Book Review:

This book provides an in-depth exploration of psychological phenomena affecting language learning within a social learning space. Drawing on the literature from identity in second language learning, communities of practice and learner beliefs, in conjunction with other individual difference factors, it uncovers perceptions and assumptions that language learners have of the space and how they affect their relationship with it and the people within it. Readers will gain a greater understanding of how psychological phenomena shape a space and how a learning space can contribute to a wider learning ecology. This book will appeal to researchers interested in language learning beyond the classroom and psychological aspects of language acquisition, as well as to practitioners and professionals who are supporting learners outside the classroom.

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice
  • Author : Noriko Hara
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 138
  • Relase : 2008-10-20
  • ISBN : 9783540854241

Communities of Practice Book Review:

1.1 Introduction Each year corporations spend millions of dollars training and educating their - ployees. On average, these corporations spend approximately one thousand dollars 1 per employee each year. As businesses struggle to stay on the cutting-edge and to keep their employees educated and up-to-speed with professional trends as well as ever-changing information needs, it is easy to see why corporations are investing more time and money than ever in their efforts to support their employees’ prof- sional development. During the Industrial Age, companies strove to control natural resources. The more resources they controlled, the greater their competitive edge in the mark- place. Senge (1993) refers to this kind of organization as resource-based. In the Information Age, companies must create, disseminate, and effectively use kno- edge within their organization in order to maintain their market share. Senge - scribes this kind of organization as knowledge-based. Given that knowledge-based organizations willcontinuetobeadrivingforcebehindtheeconomy, itisimperative that corporations support the knowledge and information needs of their workers.

The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca

The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca
  • Author : Jennifer Jenkins,Will Baker,Martin Dewey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 620
  • Relase : 2017-08-23
  • ISBN : 9781317509196

The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca Book Review:

The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this rapidly developing field of study. Including 47 state-of-the art chapters from leading international scholars, the handbook covers key concepts, regional spread, linguistic features and communication processes, domains and functions, ELF in academia, ELF and pedagogy and future trends. This handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of English as a lingua franca and world/global Englishes more broadly, within English language, applied linguistics, and education.