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Practice-based Learning in Higher Education

Jostling Cultures

  • Recognises the tension inherent in introducing new pedagogies to traditional university environments, discusses the bases for this tension and suggests strategies for resolution

  • Provides a background document for institutions looking to develop practice-based programs

  • Supports development of policies on practice based learning experiences for students

  • Provides case studies for discussion in professional development programs for HE practitioners

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Professional and Practice-based Learning (PPBL, volume 10)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Practice-Based Learning in Higher Education: Jostling Cultures

    • Monica Kennedy, Stephen Billett, Silvia Gherardi, Laurie Grealish
    Pages 1-13
  3. Developing Critical Moral Agency Through Workplace Engagement

    • Matthew Campbell, Karsten E. Zegwaard
    Pages 47-64
  4. Standards and Standardization

    • Catherine Hungerford, Patricia Kench
    Pages 65-83
  5. The Role of Epistemology in Practice-Based Learning: The Case of Artifacts

    • Jordan Williams, Jackie Walkington
    Pages 99-110
  6. E-learning as Organizing Practice in Higher Education

    • Marcelo de Souza Bispo
    Pages 111-126
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 183-189

About this book

This book discusses and elaborates on how practice-based pedagogy can effectively co-exist with the practices and interests of academia. In doing so, it lays bare the tensions between learning in workplace practices and the cultures that contribute to the complex relationships required for successful implementation in higher education. It does so in an attempt to resolve an approach within which university students may enjoy the learning inherent in the practice of work whilst pursuing robust higher education qualifications.

The contributions here variously explore the epistemologies, structures, politics, histories and rituals that both support and constrain opportunity and success in students’ experiences. They illuminate the issues, practices and factors that shape the processes and outcome of educational efforts to integrate experiences in both practice and educational settings, each of which has their own distinct cultures, practice within their communities.

Keywords

  • curriculum design
  • e-learning
  • higher education
  • pedagogy for the workplace
  • practice-based learning
  • professional education
  • professional learning
  • professional standards
  • professional training
  • vocational education
  • vocational training
  • work integrated learning
  • work-based learning
  • workplace learning
  • learning and instruction

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Canberra, Bruce, Australia

    Monica Kennedy

  • Griffith University, Nathan, Australia

    Stephen Billett

  • University of Trento, Trento, Italy

    Silvia Gherardi

  • Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

    Laurie Grealish

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-017-9502-9
  • 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 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)