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8697How communities of practice give us access to observing, orienting, deciding, and acting in a world of practice.

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  • John David Smith
    Dec 18, 2011
      Communities of practice give us access to a world of practice through access
      to other practitioners.

      Thinking in terms of “access to practice” is a reminder that our
      participation in a community needs to be active, requires a clear intention,
      effort, and some self-awareness as practitioners.  An OODA loop model is a
      simple and handy way to think about the value and power of participation in
      a community of practice — about how exactly it provides access to practice. 
      Each step in an OODA loop is a facet of practice (essentially the OODA loop
      model is a general representation of “practice”).  One step may be over- or
      under-developed at the expense of others.  For example, is there too much
      emphasis on action at the expense of observation, or vice versa?

      This is the blog post that morphed more than any other:
      http://learningalliances.net/2011/12/access-to-a-world-of-practice/ ...
      started as a story about sexual reproduction as a survival strategy and
      ended up being about practice, fighter jets, breakfast at Coco's.

      John
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