Venn diagram of communities of practice showing the three elements: community, domain, practice

Wenger-Trayner E, Wenger-Trayner B. Communities of Practice, a brief introduction. 2015.

Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern, interest or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

Communities of Practice at Carleton provide opportunities to focus, share and reflect upon teaching practices using various approaches and tools. Each Community of Practice meets at different times throughout the year, usually once or twice a term. They provide informal, collegial and safe spaces to create community and build networks around issues of teaching, learning and assessment. Our communities emerge based on the interests and needs of the faculty and instructors who nurture them.

We currently have Communities of Practice in the following areas:

If you are interested in joining one of these communities or forming a community with a different focus, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you.