Forming Communities of Practice

One of the questions I’ve returned to over the last several years is how the Church ought to educate her young adults.  Over at Living Church, I reflect on several of the thinkers who have most shaped my thinking on this question, especially James K.A. Smith and Etienne Wenger:

Education theorist Etienne Wenger argues that genuine learning takes place in “communities of practice” in which people learn through active participation rather than a passive reception of information. For Wenger, education looks less like finding an answer on Google and more like apprenticeship in a craft, less like memorizing a formula and more like learning to play a new instrument.

The question then becomes “how can the church form genuine communities of practice”? You can read the rest here.

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