From Etienne Wegner, in Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity, p7
Placing the focus on participation has broad implications for what it takes to understand and support learning.
For individuals, it means that learning is an issue of engaging in and contributing to the practices of their communities.
For communities, it means that learning is an issue of refining their practice and ensuring new generations of members.
For organizations, it means that learning is an issue of sustaining the interconnected communities of practice through which an organizations knows what it knows and thus becomes effective and valuable as an organization.