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Posted in Notes on January 30, 2013 by jlineb10

Domain, community, practice

Filtering you in or out

On or off job

Was Theirry really in the filming and street art discourses?


Physically fit


Need time and money

spray paint, paper, paints

techs (kimkos, printers)

late night

Message (political, social)

CoP Notes

Posted in Notes on January 24, 2013 by jlineb10


Domain – an identity defined by shared interest

Community – a group or network of individuals who share the domain

Practice –  The community acts upon the domain that they display an interest in.

Seems like an extension of what a discourse system is.

It is not just an interest group.

CoP I am a part of:

1. This English class

2. Novice programming

3. Novice writers

CoPs I want to be a part of:

1. Health Informatics

2. Health analysis

3. Adept writers

Notes From Movie

Posted in Notes on January 23, 2013 by jlineb10

COPs Thierry is a part of:


Street Artistry

How to become a member:

1. Start it


2. Embrace it


3. Find other members and become a group


4. just practice it.

How does primary discourse influence you are in a secondary discourse?

Thierry missed his mothers death, which is strongly regrets. This is why he became part of the videography CoP. He never wants to miss an event ever again.

How do discourses conflict with one another?

They can have conflicting interests.  The discourse of law and order had a direct conflict with the discourse of street art, as street art was illegal by law and so order tries to correct it.

Discourse and Literacy notes

Posted in Notes on January 18, 2013 by jlineb10

“What is  important is  not language,  and surely  not grammar,  but
saying(writing)­-doing-­being-­valuing-­believing  combinations.  These
combinations I will refer to as Discourses, with a capital “D,” a notion I
want now to explicate (Gee 1992,  2005). Before I do that, let me point
out that I  will use  “discourse”  with a  little  “d” for  language in  use or
connected stretches  o f  language  that make  sense,  like  conversations,
stories, reports,  arguments, essays,  and so forth. So,  “discourse” is  part
o f  “Discourse”—­”Discourse” with a  big “D” is  always more  than just
language”(Gee, 154).

In other words, discourse and Discourse are two different things. Or rather, one is more of a sub category of another. “d”iscourse is purely the language aspect of Discourse. It is the methodology of how they communicate with each other. This can be conversations, telling stories, writing, any kind of newsletter. “D”iscourse is the much broader term. It encompasses what they do, how they act, their values, and their beliefs. Discourses and communities of practice can sometimes be similar enough that the border between them blurs. Many of the features under a Discourse are also within a CoP. CoPs have a few features that are not always shared with Discourses. Often a member of a CoP is unaware that they are even a member, where as this is unlikely for a member of a Discourse system. CoPs are also always striving for the goal of learning more about their practice and not simply the act of doing it. A community of practice that comes to mind is our English class. None of us really know each other, I can probably name 2-3 of you at max. We are all there for a common interest, taking and passing the class. We have not really reached the phase where everyone is talking to each other yet but it is approaching. All the while we are learning together about discourses, Discourses, and communities of practice.