Taxonomies of Epistemic Tools and Infrastructures

  • Lina Markauskaite
  • Peter Goodyear
Part of the Professional and Practice-based Learning book series (PPBL, volume 14)


Chapters 13 and  14 are taxonomic. Chapter 13 maps a landscape of epistemic tools and infrastructures, identifying the main kinds of tools and infrastructures and describing some of their interrelationships. This taxonomic work does not spring from an academic desire to tidy up a fuzzy space. Rather, we want to argue that professional workers – and those who help them prepare for the professions – can benefit from being able to consciously distinguish between different kinds of epistemic tools and to think and talk about the tasks for which each is best suited.


Epistemic tools Epistemic devices Epistemic frames Epistemic instruments Inhabiting epistemic infrastructure 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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