My ARP Applied Research Project of my MALAT program requires a TF Theoretical Framework on which my research will be built. A Theoretical Framework that interests me greatly and one which I am examining further in order to see if it is applicable and appropriate as my TF is Communities of Practice. As stated by Wenger; “Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” (Wenger-Trayner, 2015). In short, my current understanding of Communities of practice are that they are groups of people who develop knowledge around a specific topic and share that knowledge of the expertise required within that knowledge with others in the community, and by that everyone within the community contributes to the building of that knowledge that is inhabited by the group, and by each member of the group.


Wenger-Trayner, E., & Wenger-Trayner, B. (2015). Introduction to communities of practice [Web log post]. Retrieved from