Community of practice

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A community of practice is a group of people who face the same tasks or challenges and form a community to learn from each other. Like networks, such communities are mostly self-organized, however, they differ in some aspects. Key characteristics of communities of practice are that the people involved not only feel committed and try to support each other but, they also aim at advancing the field of practice and sharing their knowledge and experience with a wider audience, especially those doing similar work.

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