What is the relationship between communities of practice, learning, and identity as discussed by Wenger (1998).
What are some of the different theories of social learning discussed by Minar and Crown and how are these theories useful for archaeologists studying technology and craft production? Discuss an example of how alternative theories provide different insights into why certain aspects of technological systems are resistant to change or more open to innovation?
What is the difference between open and closed learning frameworks? What are some of the social and economic factors that may impact the structure of apprenticeship or learning frameworks in different communities of practice? How do these different approaches to learning impact processes of cultural conservatism or innovation?