Learning as Negotiating Identities

Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen, Hanne Dauer Keller

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The paper explores the contribution of Communities of Practice (COP) to Human Resource Development (HRD). Learning as negotiating identities captures the contribution of COP to HRD. In COP the development of practice happens through negotiation of meaning. The learning process also involves modes of belonging constitutive of our identities. We suggest that COP makes a significant contribution by linking learning and identification. This means that learning becomes much less instrumental and much more linked to fundamental questions of being. We argue that the COP-framework links learning with the issue of time - caught in the notion of trajectories of learning - that integrate past, present and future. Working with the learners' notion of time is significant because it is here that new learning possibilities become visible and meaningful for individuals. Further, we argue that the concept of identity allows us to overcome the gap between the individual and organization present in the HRD-literature.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherInstitut for Uddannelse, Læring og Filosofi, Aalborg Universitet
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9788791943607
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Jørgensen, K. M., & Keller, H. D. (2007). Learning as Negotiating Identities. Aalborg: Institut for Uddannelse, Læring og Filosofi, Aalborg Universitet.
Jørgensen, Kenneth Mølbjerg ; Keller, Hanne Dauer. / Learning as Negotiating Identities. Aalborg : Institut for Uddannelse, Læring og Filosofi, Aalborg Universitet, 2007.
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