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From Etienne Wegner, in _Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity_, p7
>Placing the focus on participation has broad implications for what it takes to understand and support learning.
>* For _individuals_, it means that learning is an issue of engaging in and contributing to the practices of their communities.
* For _communities_, it means that learning is an issue of refining their practice and ensuring new generations of members.
* For _organizations_, it means that learning is an issue of sustaining the interconnected communities of practice through which an organizations knows what it knows and thus becomes effective and valuable as an organization. ...