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Communities of Practice: Trust Training Day

28 Oct 2019   |   Dave Whitaker, Director of Learning

Communities of practice 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.”  Etienne Wenger*

On February 7th our whole community of Academies will share a common day of training. This is our opportunity to create the three vital components of a successful Community of Practice. A Domain: A shared interest which we all commit to. In this case the education of every child in our Academies. Community: This is where the members of our domain interact and engage in shared activity, help each other, build relationships, enable each other to learn, share what they do well and what they may have got wrong. And Practice: This element relies on the members of the community to be practitioners. The people who walk the walk. They share their practice over time, in different locations, and in a variety of ways.

On February 7th, 2020 our Community of Practice will be alive in your school. You are encouraged to share what you do best, solve a problem, interact with others, seek experiences you may not have had before and learn.

Be ready to show off what you do well, or go and see and learn from others.  It is all of you that drive our Community of Practice. Without your professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm the community doesn’t exist!

*Étienne Wenger is an educational theorist and practitioner, best known for his formulation of the theory of situated cognition and his more recent work in the field of communities of practice.

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