Setting the Scene: Professional Learning in a Hybrid Space

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


Workplace learning is a university teaching and learning strategy to prepare graduates for their future professional roles in real-world professional settings. In this first chapter, we begin by exploring the changing conditions for learning and working in an increasingly connected, globalised and complex world. Drawing on the concept of liquid times (Bauman, 2012), which implies that practices and structures become fluid and dissolve before they have time to solidify, we explore the new context for university professional education. We then consider more specifically the purpose, benefits and challenges of workplace learning and how advances in mobile technology can open up new possibilities for students’ workplace learning. We then outline the three-part structure of the book.


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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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