Learning to Be a Deliberate Professional in the Mobile Age

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


Advances in digital technology have contributed to an increasingly complex, globally connected and mobile world. This has opened up new possibilities for learning and working and, more specifically, for how we network, relate and collaborate with each other and technology in work settings. Mobile technologies create new possibilities and challenges, such as expectations of increased productivity, creativity and innovation. With an abundance of information available on the Internet, the currency of knowledge rapidly fading and new ways of working with artificial intelligence growing, established and emerging professionals need to know how to practice and innovate with them. In this chapter, we address this issue with a particular focus on the shifting landscape of work and learning. We then argue that a sense of purpose, choice and agency is required to develop the capacity to deal with this environment. We offer the concept of the ‘deliberate professional’ as a useful approach that focuses on: deliberating on complexity, understanding what is probable, possible and impossible, taking a deliberate stance and being responsible for the consequences of actions.


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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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