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Learning from others at work: communities of practice and informal learning
journal contributionposted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by David BoudDavid Boud, Heather Middleton
This paper addresses the question of who is involved in learning in workplaces and the ways in which members of workgroups learn as part of their normal work. It draws on qualitative data from a study of multiple worksites with differentiated work within a large organisation. It examines the value of the notion of communities of practice in conceptualising such workplace learning and suggests that other forms of conceptualisation are also needed.