Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators

Editors, Chris Kimble, Paul Hildreth and Isabelle Bourdon
Publisher, Information Age Publishing

As a two volume set:
Hard cover ISBN: 1593118678 , Soft cover ISBN: 159311866X

As separate volumes:
Hard Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118635 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118651
Soft Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118627 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118643


Rianne Valkenburg, Hanze University, The Netherlands


Dr. ir. Rianne C. Valkenburg (1966) was educated as an industrial design engineer. As an assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, she specialized in product development, creativity and product innovation. With professor Jan Buijs she wrote the book Integrated Product Development (1996, 2002, 2006). In her PhD project, she studied the creation of shared understanding among design team members. The thesis Reflective Practice in Product Design Teams was published in 2000. Since 2003, she is professor of Human Technology at the Hanze University of Groningen. Her research group focuses on human centred innovation. Besides her positions at universities, she is also a consultant for companies and organizations in the field of creativity and human centred innovation.


Volume 1, Chapter 17 - Teaching and Learning about Communities of Practice in Higher Education