GSEP Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner

December 19, 2013  | 1 min read

The Graduate School of Education and Psychology Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series hosted Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner, two pioneers of communities of practice, for a discussion on “Learning in Landscapes of Practice: Recent Developments in Social Learning Theory” on October 5 in West Los Angeles. The Wenger-Trayners presented recent developments in social learning theory and discussed with the audience their applicability to their work.

Etienne Wenger-Trayner is a globally recognized thought leader in the field of social learning and communities of practice. He has authored and coauthored seminal articles and books on the topic, including Situated Learning, where the term “community of practice” was coined.

Beverly Wenger-Trayner is a learning consultant specializing in communities of practice and social learning systems. Her expertise encompasses both the design of learning architectures and the facilitation of processes, activities, and use of new technologies. She has published chapters and articles about learning in internationally distributed communities and coauthored a popular toolkit on social reporting. She has also been the creative director of an open-source platform for networked communities.

Sponsored by Susan (EdD ’86) and Don Rice, the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings leading agents of change to GSEP to discuss the challenges and opportunities in servant-leadership in communities across the world.