Epistemic Fluency and Professional Education

Innovation, Knowledgeable Action and Actionable Knowledge

  • Lina Markauskaite
  • Peter Goodyear

Part of the Professional and Practice-based Learning book series (PPBL, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 1-18
  3. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 19-45
  4. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 71-101
  5. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 127-166
  6. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 167-194
  7. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 195-231
  8. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 233-264
  9. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 265-302
  10. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 303-339
  11. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 367-393
  12. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 395-434
  13. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 435-460
  14. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 495-522
  15. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 523-552
  16. Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
    Pages 553-594

About this book

Introduction

This book, by combining sociocultural, material, cognitive and embodied perspectives on human knowing, offers a new and powerful conceptualisation of epistemic fluency – a capacity that underpins knowledgeable professional action and innovation. Using results from empirical studies of professional education programs, the book sheds light on practical ways in which the development of epistemic fluency can be recognised and supported - in higher education and in the transition to work.

The book provides a broader and deeper conception of epistemic fluency than previously available in the literature. Epistemic fluency involves a set of capabilities that allow people to recognize and participate in different ways of knowing. Such people are adept at combining different kinds of specialised and context-dependent knowledge and at reconfiguring their work environment to see problems and solutions anew.

In practical terms, the book addresses the following kinds of questions. What does it take to be a productive member of a multidisciplinary team working on a complex problem? What enables a person to integrate different types and fields of knowledge, indeed different ways of knowing, in order to make some well-founded decisions and take actions in the world? What personal knowledge resources are entailed in analysing a problem and describing an innovative solution, such that the innovation can be shared in an organization or professional community? How do people get better at these things; and how can teachers in higher education help students develop these valued capacities? The answers to these questions are central to a thorough understanding of what it means to become an effective knowledge worker and resourceful professional.

Keywords

epistemic fluency personal mental resources professional education professional learning professional practice working knowledge professional knowledge interprofessional and interdisciplinary work grounded cognition

Authors and affiliations

  • Lina Markauskaite
    • 1
  • Peter Goodyear
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI), Faculty of Education & Social WorkThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI), Faculty of Education & Social WorkThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4369-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4368-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4369-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-5549
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-5557
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