Communities of practice

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a passion for something that they know how to do and who interact regularly to learn how to do it better. We think that's a useful way of thinking about the Musical Inclusion networks that are forming. Here's a helpful diagram that explains more.

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What do you think? Is this a useful tool for framing our Musical Inclusion Networking and Evaluation? Let us know by commenting below.

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Jacqui Haigh's picture

I love communities of practice! I learned about this way of working through my leadersip training and coaching training undertaken as CPD when I managed Musicleader. This way of working cannot come as a surprise to musicians who have been in bands and ensembles! Thinking across my current work there are a number of communites of practice that are of different stages of development. One of the best and most useful to my practice was the national music leader colleagues who met and shared and supported and learned from each other and continues to do so! Something to work towards.

anita holford's picture

Thanks Jacqui, if I could 'like' this post I would!