Just how far can they go?

Learning with 'e's

Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger argued that some forms of peripheral activity can actually be legitimate participation, and can lead to deeper involvement within the core membership of the community over time. Through such legitimate peripheral participation they suggest, newcomers hold station in low risk and low profile positions on the edge, while they learn about the tasks, social rules and practices of their community, and eventually are drawn into the centre as productive members.

Going the extra mile

Learning with 'e's

The previous post highlighted issues around the theory of Communities of Practice, from the work of Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger. Maslow was interested in how people are motivated, and why they reach to achieve the pinnacle of human experience which he called self actualization. How teachers encourage and support this kind of self actualization relies a lot on their creativity, their ability to inspire, and how well they practice the fine art of education.

Going the extra mile

Learning with 'e's

The previous post highlighted issues around the theory of Communities of Practice, from the work of Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger. Maslow was interested in how people are motivated, and why they reach to achieve the pinnacle of human experience which he called self actualization. How teachers encourage and support this kind of self actualization relies a lot on their creativity, their ability to inspire, and how well they practice the fine art of education.