Establishing a community of practice : from outsiders to insiders

Show simple item record Van Rensburg, Gisela H. Botma, Yvonne Heyns, Tanya Coetzee, Isabella M. 2016-08-08T05:04:10Z 2016-08-08T05:04:10Z 2016
dc.description.abstract A shared interest in scholarship of teaching and learning between three academics/ researchers stimulated the establishment of a community of practice. The spontaneous formation of the group developed into a formal and functioning CoP. The aim of this article is to explore the transformation of a group of nursing academics who started as outsiders in a support group to becoming insiders in a community of practice. A single intrinsic longitudinal case study design within a theory of action was used to illuminate and explicate the experiences of participants during the development (analytical frame) of a community of practice (object). Four themes were identified from the four construct bins, namely shared domain of interest, informal network, formal work group and community of practice. A true sense of belonging with concrete academic and research-related outcomes and a shared vision statement and values and beliefs clarification for sustainability characterizes the flourishing group. en_ZA
dc.description.department Nursing Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Rensburg, GH, Henys, T, Botma, Y & Coetzee, IM 2016, 'Establishing a community of practice : from outsiders to insiders', Gender and Behaviour, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1028-7039. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1596-9231
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher IFE Center for Psychological Studies en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 Ife Centre for Psychological Studies/Services, Ile-Ife, Nigeria en_ZA
dc.subject Community of practice en_ZA
dc.subject Informal network en_ZA
dc.subject Formal work group en_ZA
dc.subject Collaboration en_ZA
dc.title Establishing a community of practice : from outsiders to insiders en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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