The Social Theories Interest Group warmly invites you to this open seminar, Thursday 29th September from 12-1pm followed by an information and recruitment session for Social Theories of Learning Module (further details attached).
The human world can be viewed as a huge collection of communities of practice—some very prominent and recognized, others hardly visible. Our learning can be understood as a trajectory through this landscape of practices: entering some communities, being invited or rejected, remaining visitors, crossing boundaries, being stuck, and moving on. In such a landscape, both the core of communities of practice and their boundaries offer opportunities for learning. Achieving a state of “knowledgeability” is a matter of negotiating a productive identity with respect to the various practices that constitute this landscape.
Social Theories of Learning Module
This session will be followed by an optional opportunity to find out more about the Social Theories of Learning module (EDUC70500) and an opportunity to meet the tutors, including Etienne Wenger, and previous students. This course is free of charge and open to participants from all disciplines and institutions in student and tutor roles. There will be an online learning space to enable distance students to engage (non real-time), please contact Suzanne Vaughan to discuss engaging in this way.