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


Valerie Anderson, University of Portsmouth Business School, UK


Dr. Valerie Anderson (Chartered MCIPD, BA (Hons), M.Ed, PhD) is a Principal Lecturer in HRM at Portsmouth Business School in the UK. Before her career in Higher Education, she gained extensive HRM and HRD management and consultancy experience in a range of different public and private sector organisations. Valerie now undertakes extensive teaching and research into how people learn, particularly informal learning and the learning of professionals. In particular, she is involved in research in the UK into flexible working, informal learning and 'communities of practice' in higher education environments. She is author of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) textbook Research Methods in HRM.


Volume 1, Chapter 5 - Communities of Practice and Part-time Lecturers: Opportunities and Challenges in Higher Education