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Type: Working Paper
Title: Bridging Two Worlds: Identity Transition in a University Consulting Community of Practice
Author: Islam, Gazi
Publication Date: 2008
Abstract: This chapter attempts to use the concept of communities of practice to describe the process of professional learning in a student-run consulting group. The central thesis put forward is that communities of practice within educational settings can act as intermediary zones between university and professional settings, providing students with opportunities to learn social and professional norms that would be difficult to acquire in traditional classroom settings. Drawing on theories of theories of ritual and identity in organizations (e.g. Trice and Beyer, 1993; Pratt, 2000), the chapter examines a student run consulting practice that draws on university support and professorial expertise, but whose managerial processes are centered around a self-selected group of students that is best described as a community of practice. It is argued that this student group, through various means of socialization and competency development, constructs a space in between institutionalized fields that eases the transition between educational and work settings.
Keywords (english terms): Communities of Practice
Higher Education
Organizational Learning
Identity
Socialization
Career Development
Student Groups
Language: Inglês
CNPq Area: Ciências Humanas
Copyright: O INSPER E ESTE REPOSITÓRIO NÃO DETÊM OS DIREITOS DE USO E REPRODUÇÃO DOS CONTEÚDOS AQUI REGISTRADOS. É RESPONSABILIDADE DO USUÁRIO VERIFICAR OS USOS PERMITIDOS NA FONTE ORIGINAL, RESPEITANDO-SE OS DIREITOS DE AUTOR OU EDITOR
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