Considering Issues of Time and Place

  • Franziska TredeEmail author
  • Lina Markauskaite
  • Celina McEwen
  • Susie Macfarlane
Part of the Understanding Teaching-Learning Practice book series (UTLP)


Time and place are defining aspects of what makes practice. They contribute to the context and situatedness within which practice occurs. Practices have routines and rhythms, and they are dependent on geographical and social place. This chapter explores theoretical ideas and practical implications of time and place in workplace learning. It discusses measured, objective and perceived, subjective time. It considers place from physical, geographical, social and cultural perspectives. Then, time and place considerations are related to mobile technology as a boundary-crossing tool to augment learning in time and place. Practical considerations, benefits and limitations are discussed to enhance the most effective use of mobile technology for learning in professional settings. The chapter concludes with strategies and activities to help all involved in WPL to purposefully navigate time and place considerations with mobile technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franziska Trede
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lina Markauskaite
    • 2
  • Celina McEwen
    • 1
  • Susie Macfarlane
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  2. 2.The University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Deakin UniversityBurwood, MelbourneAustralia

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