WORKING DEFINITIONS & FRAMEWORKS21 CSLA Communities of Practice
- Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner, 2015
Learning in a community of practice is a social activity, generated from the relationships and participation from the members of the group. Within each community of practice, members bring their identities, experiences, beliefs and culture as they contribute to meaning-making conversations that foster learning and develop knowledge.
21CSLA Regional Academy (RA) Communities of Practice provide a space for leaders in similar roles to come together to leading communities of practice that center on equity-centered problems of practice using continuous improvement, while championing transformational leadership.
For the Field
The three defining characteristics of a community of practice are the Domain, the Community and the Practice. “It is the combination of these three elements that constitutes a community of practice. And it is by developing these three elements in parallel that one cultivates such a community” - Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner, 2015.
Area 6: Communities of Practice
Facilitate small, sustained, and role-alike professional learning cohorts grounded in leadership for equity and improvement science.