What is the B.C. Community of Practice????
We are all about Person Centred Practices…sharing, learning, connecting and spreading the word.
We are ignited by…
The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices who…
“Envisions a world where all people have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves. Our efforts focus on people who have lost or may lose positive control because of society’s response to the presence of a disability or other conditions. This site helps us foster a global learning community that shares knowledge for that purpose. All are welcome here to share and learn.”
The Learning Community for Person Centred Practices fosters and supports local communities of practice…so here we are!
What is a Community of Practice?
- A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a craft or a profession.
- A CoP can evolve naturally because of the members’ common interest in a particular domain or area, or it can be created deliberately with the goal of gaining knowledge related to a specific field. It is through the process of sharing information and experiences with the group that members learn from each other, and have an opportunity to develop personally and professionally.
- CoPs can exist in physical settings, for example, a lunch room at work, a field setting, a factory floor, or elsewhere in the environment, but members of CoPs do not have to be co-located. They can form a “virtual community of practice.”
- Communities of practice are not new phenomena: this type of learning has existed for as long as people have been learning and sharing their experiences through storytelling.
Welcome to British Columbia’s Community of Practice