Mark Pearl

Lave and Wenger (1991) studied various types of apprenticeships. They stress the following:

  • importance of an apprentice to participate actively
  • to have legitimate work to do
  • to work on the periphery, steadily moving toward some higher rank
  • the novices work is initially simple and non critical
  • later work is more ciritical
  • critical that apprentice works within a “line of sight” of the expert
  • the beginner explicityly acquires skills from hearing and/or seeing th expert

Alistair Cockburn created the “Expert-in-Earshot” management pattern, the experts are put in the same workspace as nocies so that the novices can learn by watching and listening while the expert does his/her work

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