Professional and Practice-based Learning

Learning Through Practice

Models, Traditions, Orientations and Approaches

Editors: Billett, Stephen (Ed.)

  • First volume to focus on the relationship between work, subjectivity and learning
  • Addresses a growing field of interest in learning in and through practice
  • Identifies models of practice-based learning that can be exercised within settings where professional practice occurs
  • International contributions focussing on a range of workplace settings such as small and large business, new employees, older workers, self-employed workers
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About this book

Practice-based learning—the kind of education that comes from experiencing real work in real situations—has always been a prerequisite to qualification in professions such as medicine. However, there is growing interest in how practice-based models of learning can assist the initial preparation for and further development of skills for a wider range of occupations. Rather than being seen as a tool of first-time training, it is now viewed as a potentially important facet of professional development and life-long learning. This book provides perspectives on practice-based learning from a range of disciplines and fields of work. The collection here draws on a wide spectrum of perspectives to illustrate as well as to critically appraise approaches to practice-based learning. The book’s two sections first explore the conceptual foundations of learning through practice, and then provide detailed examples of its implementation. Long-standing practice-based approaches to learning have been used in many professions and trades. Indeed, admission to the trades and major professions (e.g. medicine, law, accountancy) can only be realised after completing extended periods of practice in authentic practice settings. However, the growing contemporary interest in using practice-based learning in more extensive contexts has arisen from concerns about the direct employability of graduates and the increasing focus on occupation-specific courses in both vocations and higher education. It is an especially urgent issue in an era of critical skill shortages, rapidly transforming work requirements and an aging workforce combined with a looming shortage of new workforce entrants. We must better understand how existing models of practice-based learning are enacted in order to identify how they can be applied to different kinds of employment and workplaces. The contributions to this volume explore ways in which learning through practice can be conceptualised, enacted, and appraised through an analysis of the traditions, purposes, and processes that support this learning—including curriculum models and pedagogic practices.

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“Aim of this book is to provide an overview of how learning through practice can be conceptionalised, enacted and appraised. … Those who have tended to focus on teacher education as an example of workplace learning will find wide range of contexts discussed here to be stimulating.” (Michael Hammond, Teacher Development, October, 2011)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Learning through Practice

    Billett, Stephen

    Pages 1-20

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  • Learning in Praxis, Learning for Praxis

    Roth, Wolff-Michael

    Pages 21-36

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  • Knowledge, Working Practices, and Learning

    Eraut, Michael

    Pages 37-58

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  • The Practices of Learning through Occupations

    Billett, Stephen

    Pages 59-81

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  • Objectual Practice and Learning in Professional Work

    Nerland, Monika (et al.)

    Pages 82-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Through Practice
Book Subtitle
Models, Traditions, Orientations and Approaches
Editors
  • Stephen Billett
Series Title
Professional and Practice-based Learning
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3939-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3939-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3938-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3245-2
Series ISSN
2210-5549
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 288
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