Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education

From Expert Student to Novice Professional

Authors: Reid, A., Abrandt Dahlgren, M., Dahlgren, L.O., Petocz, P.

  • Discusses the current context and thinking on professional preparation of university students
  • Reports empirical research carried out in Australia and Sweden by the authors over a decade
  • Includes road-tested and effective approaches to pedagogy for professional preparation from expert academic teacher-researchers
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About this book

Students entering higher education expect their studies to lead them towards some specific form of professional career. But in this age, complex internationalized professions are the main source of work for graduates, so students need to prepare themselves for a future that can be volatile, changeable and challenging. This book shows how students navigate their way through learning and become effective students; it details how to shift the focus of their learning away from the formalism associated with the university situation towards the exigencies of working life. It is in this sense that the book explores how people move from being expert students to novice professionals. This book presents a model of professional learning fashioned out of a decade of research undertaken in countries half a world away from each other—Sweden and Australia. It uses empirical research gathered from students and teachers to show how students negotiate the forms of professional knowledge they encounter as part of their studies and how they integrate their understandings of a future professional world with professional knowledge and learning. It reveals that as students move from seeing themselves as learners, they take on more of a novice professional identity which in turn provides a stronger motivation for their formal studies.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • What’s Happening in Higher Education?

    Reid, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Professional Learning: How Can We Understand LearningLEARNING for the Professions?

    Reid, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Professional DiscourseDISCOURSE : How Do Novice ProfessionalsNOVICE PROFESSIONALS See Themselves?

    Reid, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

  • Professional KnowledgeKNOWLEDGE : What Does Knowledge Mean to Novice ProfessionalsNOVICE PROFESSIONALS ?

    Reid, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Professional Dispositions: How Are Professional DispositionsProfessional Dispositions Developed in Higher EducationHigher Education ?

    Reid, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 69-83

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0250-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0249-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3486-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Expert Student to Novice Professional
Authors
Series Title
Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0250-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0250-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0249-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3486-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 156
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