BooksMore in progress
Learning to make a difference: value creation in social learning spaces
Etienne Wenger-Trayner & Beverly Wenger-Trayner
Due mid-2020 – Cambridge University Press.
Learning in landscapes of practice
Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning
Etienne Wenger-Trayner, Mark Fenton O’Creevy, Steven Hutchinson, Chris Kubiak, Beverly Wenger-Trayner
Learning in Landscapes of Practice is of particular relevance to people concerned with the design of professional or vocational learning. It will also be a valuable resource for students engaged in higher education courses with work-based elements.
Stewarding technology for communities
Etienne Wenger, Nancy White, John Smith
This practical book explores the increasing interweaving of communities and technology. It presents a framework for anchoring a technology configuration in the learning needs of a community. It introduces the role of technology stewards who can bridge between the life of a community and the constantly evolving potential of technology.
Harvard Business School Press, 2002
Cultivating communities of practice
A guide to managing knowledge
Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, William M. Snyder
This practical book is targeted to leaders in organization who want to cultivate communities of practice as a way to manage knowledge. It explains why communities of practice are a key to managing knowledge. And it provides practical advice on the art of cultivating communities and on creating an organizational context to support communities.
Havard Business School Press, 2002
Communities of practice
Learning, meaning and identity
This conceptual book lays out a social theory of learning centered on the concept of communities of practice. Based an ethnographic study, it presents a broad framework for thinking about learning and knowing in social terms, exploring such concepts as meaning, boundaries, trajectories, generations, identity, identification, power, and many others.
Cambridge University Press, 1998
Legitimate peripheral participation
Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger
In this short conceptual book, anthropologist Jean Lave and I first introduced the concept of community of practice. Starting with an analysis five case studies of traditional apprenticeship systems, we observed how in each case a whole community served as a living curriculum for the newcomer. We called these communities “communities of practice.”
Cambridge University Press, 1991
Artifical intelligence and tutoring systems
Computational and cognitive approaches to the communication of knowledge
This was Etienne’s first book. It almost feels like something from another lifetime. “ I wrote it in preparation for my dissertation, because I could not find a thorough reference for the field of intelligent tutoring systems. These are artificial-intelligence systems designed for educational purposes.” When it came out, it was the first book to survey the field of intelligent tutoring systems in a systematic way.
Morgan Kaufmann, 1987