Symmetric knowledge advancement is involved when innovative knowledge communities
make network's discourses and practices public to everyone, fostering knowledge-work and knowledge creation across the network. For example, students who have access to the discourses of professional experts learn to model expert practice more effectively. Similarly, teachers who have access to the discourses and practices of students may improve their own practices and develop deeper understanding of students' needs and goals. Symmetric knowledge advancement is realized when communities of learners cross the discursive and practice-related boundaries of the classroom and organization and promote one another’s advancements.
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