William Esrey

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AAR #4 Esrey

Karen Handley’s essay “Within and Beyond Communities of Practice: Making Sense of Learning Through Participation” defines communities of practice as well as explores them in detail. Handley breaks the idea of situated learning into three key requirements: participation, identity and practice. She defines participation as referring “not just to local events of engagement in certain …

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Bartholomae in Richmond

David Bartholomae’s essay entitled “Inventing the University” focused on three critiques of essays written by students before 1983. However, the faults in these essays and his professional analysis of these essays are more than relevant 25 years later. His critiques mainly focus on grammatical errors, structural faults, and tone mistakes made by students. Bartholomae’s suggestion …

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