Innovation and Change in Professional Education

Learning to be Professionals

Authors: Dall 'Alba, Gloria

  • Critically examines the way we currently educate for the professions
  • Proposes a fresh, innovative approach to educating for professional practice
  • Provides a scholarly, well-grounded account for enhancing professional education
  • Closely interweaves theory and empirical material on learning to be professionals
  • Offers timely coverage, given increasing interest in educating for the professions
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Preparing professionals to meet the demands of changes in practice is a compelling issue for the development of society, professions and individual professionals. A key tenet of this book is that we currently prepare professionals for the world of work in ways that are generally limited in scope and inadequate for addressing contemporary professional practice. The book critically investigates professional education programmes and the assumptions upon which they are based. It argues for an ontological turn in which professional education attends not only to what students know and can do, but also who they are becoming as professionals. In a scholarly, well-grounded account, the book closely interweaves theory and empirical material on learning to be professionals. It provides a fresh, innovative approach to designing professional education programmes, as well as to research about this important enterprise. This book makes a timely, insightful contribution to debate about educating for the professions.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • A Deepening Crisis of Confidence in the Professions

    Dall’Alba, Gloria

    Pages 3-10

  • What Is Professional Practice?

    Dall’Alba, Gloria

    Pages 11-33

  • Investigating Preparation for Professional Practice

    Dall’Alba, Gloria

    Pages 37-52

  • Professional Education as a Process of Becoming

    Dall’Alba, Gloria

    Pages 53-70

  • Contextualising Professional Ways of Being

    Dall’Alba, Gloria

    Pages 73-92

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-2607-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3673-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning to be Professionals
Authors
Series Title
Innovation and Change in Professional Education
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2608-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2608-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2607-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3673-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 160
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