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CoP : Getting Started 3. Forming a Community of Practice. Based upon the work of Etienne Wenger Communities of Practice (COP) are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Website:

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Cop getting started 3

CoP: Getting Started 3


Forming a community of practice

Forming a Community of Practice

  • Based upon the work of Etienne Wenger

  • Communities of Practice (COP) are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

  • Website:

    • http://www.ewenger.com/theory/index.htm


Idea partnership another view of cop

IDEA Partnership: Another View of COP

  • www.ideaparternship.org

  • A Community of Practice (CoP) is quite simply a group of people that agree to interact regularly to solve a persistent problem or improve practice in an area that is important to them.

  • A New Approach to Solving Complex Educational Problems

    • Cashman, J., Linehan, P., & Rosser, M. (2007). Communities of Practice: A new approach to solving complex educational problems. Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

    • http://www.ideapartnership.org/documents/CoPGuide.pdf


The community and its practice groups

The Community and its practice groups

  • The community keeps the members focused on the big picture of behavioral health

  • The practice groups keep the community sensitized to the dimensions of the issues

  • Together, the community and the practice groups:

    • make connections

    • invite participation

    • create and share knowledge

    • change practice!!!


Cops involve sharing

COPs involve sharing....

vision

passion

decision making

problem solving

knowledge

language

commitment

work


Cops are not successful because of like minded people they are successful because of shared passion

COPs are not successful because of like-minded people,they are successful because of shared passion.


3 critical elements to a cop reference etienne wenger

3 Critical Elements to a COPReference: Etienne Wenger

  • The Domain

    • A “shared identify” that unifies the community

  • The Community

    • Members building relationships & helping each other. Members engaging in shared dialogues, activities, and information and resource sharing.

  • The Practice

    • Practitioners with a shared repertoire of resources that interact for a shared purpose.


5 critical functions reference etienne wenger

5 Critical FunctionsReference: Etienne Wenger

  • Educate

    • Collecting and disseminating information related to problems of practice

  • Support

    • Provide a method for communicating and interacting (eg. Wiki worksite, Sharedwork.org, etc.)

  • Cultivate

    • Assist a group in “getting going” and sustaining a positive “rhythm of interaction”

  • Encourage

    • Promote the work and accomplishments of the community by talking about the work

  • Integrate

    • Involve and integrate the community work in the policies and decision-making of the organization


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