ICT Community of Practice Getting into the ICT Social Innovation Cycle

Community of practice (CoP) is arguably one of the dearest concepts or theories for scholars and practitioners who love ‘practical knowledge’ co-creation through practice. Communities of practice are groups of individuals with a common interest that band together, relating and interacting regularly, to learn from each other and to build their capabilities for better performance in their different life domains as as workers, community members, and family heads. In their monumental contribution to the growth and expansion of CoP, Wenger and others (Lave and Wenger, 1991; Wenger, 2004) offer a powerful credence to the social theory of learning. They offer a compelling impetus to participation as a core of democratic production and utilisation of knowledge by the social actors who constantly aim to shape their life and work realities.

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