Knowledge Management, Communities of Practice, and the Role of Technology: Lessons Learned from the Past and Implications for the Future

Knowledge Management, Communities of Practice, and the Role of Technology: Lessons Learned from the Past and Implications for the Future

Lee Tan Wee Hin (National Institute of Education, Singapore), Thiam-Seng Koh (National Institute of Education, Singapore) and Wei-Loong David Hung (National Institute of Education, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-494-1.ch032
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Abstract

This chapter reviews the current work in knowledge management (KM) and attempts to draw lessons from research work in situated cognition about the nature of knowledge which can be useful to the field of KM. The role of technologies and the issues of literacy in technology are discussed in the context of communities of practice (CoPs) and the KM framework with some examples described for K-12 settings. Implications are drawn in terms of how teachers and students can be a community of learners-practitioners through technologies which support their work and learning processes.

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