Community of Practice

A workplace safety case study

By D. Machles, E. Bonkemeyer and J. McMichael

WHEN PEOPLE THINK OF LEARNING opportunities, they often think of training or formal teaching. Most people envision instructors (or, more recently, computers) providing information or knowledge to receptive students. This model exemplifies a transmission style of teaching where the learning process is similar to playing catch with a ball.

Originally published in Professional Safety in January 2011.