I've put up my notes on Wenger's session at the eLearning conference in Lisbon on the conference blog.
Etienne talks about learning as a question of who we are in the world. Who we are as learners is not a technique it as an experience of being alive and of being in the world.
This seems so key and so fundamental to all the work that I do. A social perspective on learning is a perspective of learning to become a person who has a certain experience of the world. This perspective is integral to my designs for learning. People ask me for techniques, methods, tools, recipes, activities, communities of practice. And I can earn an income from selling them those.
But really all I have to offer is something of my own trajectory and my own being in the world.
My being in the world is increasingly complex and covers many domains. I engage in many different domains, personal, public, professional, academic - and what's more, my domains cross languages and cultures. The question facing me and other people is: how do I manage myself in a meaningful way at the intersection of my involvement in these different domains?