The goal of this chapter is to explore the pedagogical implications of communities of practice, contrasting practices fields with the notion of communities of practice that have been advanced in anthropological circles. We propose characteristics of communities of practice that extend beyond those features typically found in psychologically based designs for learning.
About Sasha A. Barab PhD
Sasha Barab is a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Games and Impact.
Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized Learning Scientist who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using games for impact.
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