Communities of Practice and social learning systems: the career of a concept / by Etienne Wenger

This article written by Etienne Wenger, discussed about the concept of communities of practice and social learning systems. According to the author, the concept of community of practice was not born in the systems theory tradition, but rather is well aligned with the perspective of the system itself. It can be viewed as simple social system or complex social system, which constituted by interrelated communities of practice. Wenger explore the systemic nature of the concept at these two levels, and try to look its potential for developing a social discipline of learning.

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