New book:

Hakkarainen, Kai, Palonen, Tuire, Paavola, Sami & Lehtinen, Erno (2004).
Communities of networked expertise: Professional and educational perspectives. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Communities of networked expertise

Abstract. The purpose of the present book is to examine the challenges to human skills and competencies emerging from the knowledge society. Relying on a series of empirical workplace studies, as well as an extensive review of the psychological, sociological and educational literature, the authors develop a framework for examining human competence as a process of networked expertise. Networked expertise is relational in nature; it is constituted in interaction between individuals, communities, and larger networks supported by cognitive artifacts, and it coevolves with continuously transforming innovative knowledge communities. Networked expertise is examined from the perspective of three metaphors of learning, i.e. knowledge acquisition, participation, and knowledge creation, which are all relevant in workplaces as well as in educational institutions.

ISBN: 0080445411


Abstract ix
Preface xi
1. Introduction 1

Part I: The knowledge-Acquisition Perspective
2. Expert Knowledge as the Basis of Human Competence 17
3. Dynamic Development of Expertise 37
4. Organizational Support for Dynamic Development of Expertise 47

Part II: The Participation Perspective
5. Participation in Communities of Expertise 57
6. Networks of Knowledge Sharing 73
7. Facilitating Organizational Intelligence Through Knowledge
     Management 95

Part III: The Knowledge-Creation Perspective
8. Models of Innovative Knowledge Communities 109
9. Role of Conceptual and Material Artifacts in Knowledge Creation 123
10. The Dynamic Nature of Innovative Knowledge Communities 135
11. Individual and Social Aspects of Knowledge Creation 149

Part IV: Educating for Networked Expertise
12. Acquisition Perspective: Developing Basic Knowledge and       Competencies for Expertise 171
13. Participation Perspective: Organizing Networking Relations Between        Learners and Expert Communities 177
14. Knowledge-Creation Perspective: Facilitating Progressive Inquiry in       Education 191
15. Concluding Remarks: Relational Nature of Networked Expertise 201
References 219
Glossary 239

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