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International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning

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  • First comprehensive handbook comprising theoretical and empirical research on professional learning

  • Reports research on the individual development as well as on the social embedding of practice

  • Covers diverse areas of professional practice and occupational fields

  • Focussing on initial as well as ongoing development

  • Brings together the contributions of key international researchers

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Springer International Handbooks of Education (SIHE)

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Table of contents (48 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Professions and Professional Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-3
    2. Professional Work and Knowledge

      • Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear
      Pages 79-106
    3. Conceptions of Professional Competence

      • Martin Mulder
      Pages 107-137
    4. Becoming a Practitioner: Professional Learning as a Social Practice

      • Silvia Gherardi, Manuela Perrotta
      Pages 139-162
  3. Educational Institutions and Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 393-395

About this book

The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning discusses what constitutes professionalism, examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including associated research traditions and educational provisions. It also explores professional learning in institutions of higher and vocational education as well the practice settings where professionals work and learn, focusing on both initial and ongoing development and how that learning is assessed.
The Handbook features research from expert contributors in education, studies of the professions, and accounts of research methodologies from a range of informing disciplines. It is organized in two parts. The first part sets out conceptions of professionalism at work, how professions, work and learning can be understood, and examines the kinds of institutional practices organized for developing occupational capacities. The second part focuses on procedural issues associated with learning for and through professional practice, and how assessment of professional capacities might progress.
The key premise of this Handbook is that during both initial and ongoing professional development, individual learning processes are influenced and shaped through their professional environment and practices. Moreover, in turn, the practice and processes of learning through practice are shaped by their development, all of which are required to be understood through a range of research orientations, methods and findings.
This Handbook will appeal to academics working in fields of professional practice, including those who are concerned about developing these capacities in their students. In addition, students and research students will also find this Handbook a key reference resource to the field.

Keywords

  • Adult learning
  • Continuing education
  • Initial preparation
  • Professional competence
  • Professional practice
  • Skill acquisition
  • Work and learning
  • dual system
  • interprofessional learning
  • para-professional occupations
  • practice-based learning
  • professional development
  • professional education
  • professional learning
  • professional occupations
  • team learning
  • vocational education
  • vocational training
  • workplace learning

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Education and Professional Studies, Adult and Vocational Education, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

    Stephen Billett

  • Institute of Educational Science, University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany

    Christian Harteis

  • Institute of Educational Science, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

    Hans Gruber

About the editors

Dr Stephen Billett is Professor of Adult and Vocational Education in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia and also an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Stephen has worked as a vocational educator, educational administrator, teacher educator, professional development practitioner and policy developer within the Australian vocational education system and as a teacher and researcher at Griffith University. Since 1992, he has researched

 

Dr Christian Harteis is Full Professor of Educational Management and Research on Further Education at the University of Paderborn, Germany. His research field is professional learning, he has done several studies on individual and organisational influences on learning at workplaces. Latest research topics are learning from mistakes and intuition as component of professional competence. During his academic career since 1996 he worked at several German universities. He regularly gives guest lectures at the University of Turku (Finland) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium).

 

Hans Gruber is Professor of Educational Science at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and also Senior Fellow at the Faculty of Education, University of Turku, Finland. He is President-Elect of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and member of the Review Board for Educational Science within the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). From 2010 to 2012, he served as Vice-Rector for Study Affairs at the University of Regensburg, Germany. He has researched professional learning, expertise, workplace learning, and higher education for many years.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 589.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-017-8902-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 749.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)