publication . Article . 2019

Developing a Program Community of Practice for Leadership Development

Smith, Susan; Kempster, Steve; Wenger-Trayner, Etienne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2019
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This article outlines how a community of practice can be designed within management education for effective leadership development. Through a qualitative study of a cohort of 25 owner-managers of small businesses, we explore how a program community of practice (PCoP) acts as a pedagogical device for focusing on the development of leadership practice. Drawn from ‘grounded theory’ analysis, we outline a pedagogic heuristic of a PCoP built upon on an emergent rather than a didactic curriculum, shaped by the PCoP members’ own experiences and practices of managing their businesses. Our contribution is to illustrate the significant value of applying communities of pra...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: N200, N224, X350, General Business, Management and Accounting, Education, Curriculum, Community of practice, Qualitative research, Management development, Engineering ethics, Pedagogy, Psychology, Grounded theory, Leadership development, Practice theory, Emergent curriculum
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