The Community of Practice (CoP) defines itself along three dimensions (Wenger, 1998):
1. What it is about–
its joint enterprise as understood and continually renegotiated by its members
2. How it functions -
mutual engagement that binds members together into a social entity
3. What capability it has produced–
-- the shared repertoire of communal resources (routines, sensibilities, artifacts, vocabulary, styles, etc.) that members have developed over time.
Super 7 is a CoP.
The diagram (from Wenger, 1998) on the right plots a CoP's development. I hope that we become memorable!
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