An Introduction to the Handbook, Communities of Practice, and Definitions of Expertise

Paul Ward, Jan Maarten Schraagen, Julie Gore, Emilie Roth

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford handbook of expertise
    EditorsPaul Ward, Jan Maarten Schraagen, Julie Gore, Emilie M. Roth
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780198795872
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

    Publication series

    NameThe Oxford Library of Psychology

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