This chapter provides a brief summary of the various communities of practice that have paved the way for current expertise researchers, and are formative of this Handbook. A synopsis follows, detailing how expertise has been defined both historically and in present day. The purpose in this chapter is threefold: To demonstrate the heterogeneity of approaches and conceptions of expertise, to contextualize current views of expertise presented in this Handbook, and to use these views as a springboard to examine how we should examine expertise in the future—which is addressed in the final chapter. Finally, an outline of this Handbook’s chapters are presented.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford handbook of expertise|
|Editors||Paul Ward, Jan Maarten Schraagen, Julie Gore, Emilie M. Roth|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|
|Name||The Oxford Library of Psychology|
Ward, P., Schraagen, J. M., Gore, J., & Roth, E. (2019). An Introduction to the Handbook, Communities of Practice, and Definitions of Expertise. In P. Ward, J. M. Schraagen, J. Gore, & E. M. Roth (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of expertise (The Oxford Library of Psychology). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198795872.013.1