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Professional Knowledge and Knowing in Shared Epistemic Spaces: The Person-Plus Perspective

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

Abstract

This chapter extends the arguments developed in Chap.  4 by concentrating on the kinds of knowledge that are needed when people work together. The frame of reference shifts from what an individual might be said to know, to how knowledge functions when professional work is a collective accomplishment. We explore some of the ways that knowledge and knowledgeable action are distributed across systems or networks of people and objects – to constitute shared epistemic spaces. While our focus is on shared professional knowledge practices, we argue that in order to understand professional learning for knowledgeable action and innovation, traditional views of practice – as shared cultural, social and material phenomena – need to be extended at least one level downwards: to include human skills and the mind.

Keywords

Inter-professional work Knowledge objects Knowledge cultures Epistemic cultures Shared epistemic spaces 

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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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