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ERIC Number: EJ1088953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2156-8235
Theory Application in Higher Education Research: The Case of Communities of Practice
Tight, Malcolm
European Journal of Higher Education, v5 n2 p111-126 2015
This article examines communities of practice as an example of a theory applied within higher education research. It traces its origins and meaning, reviews its application by higher education researchers and discusses the issues it raises and the critiques it has attracted. This article concludes that while, like all theoretical frameworks, communities of practice has strengths and weaknesses, it remains useful for thinking about academics, students, their disciplines and how they work together.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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