Étienne Wenger

Étienne Wenger
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Alma materUniversity of California, Irvine

Étienne Charles Wenger (born 1952)[1] is an educational theorist and practitioner, best known for his formulation (with Jean Lave) of the theory of situated cognition and his more recent work in the field of communities of practice.[2][3]


Having grown up in the French-speaking parts of Switzerland,[1] Wenger achieved a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1982. He then studied at the University of California, Irvine, in the United States, gaining an M.S. in Information and Computer Science in 1984 and a Ph.D. in the same subject area in 1990.[4] He currently lives in California, United States.

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العربية: إتيان وينغر
français: Étienne Wenger