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Somehow, for Communities of
Practice to be ‘successful’, we need to encourage learners to develop
an attitude where they value their own thinking and believe that it
deserves to be shared with others
Several things I liked of John’s post. First of all, the somehow, I guess he doesn’t say somehow out of lack of knowledge on the how, rather, on the contrary. I don’t think there is a magic formula to encourage the development such an attitude, so you have to use all your resources. What I mean is: if this fails, try that.
Secondly I liked the choice of the word attitude. Attitude is related to action, and it’s attitude what moves us to communicate. Moreover, it’s a person’s attitude what we first notice about them. It’s people’s attitude rather than knowledge what creates links within a community.
And finally, believe that it deserves to be shared.I think belief is related to validation and it is sharing our thoughts the way we validate them.