Professional and Practice-based Learning

Practice, Learning and Change

Practice-Theory Perspectives on Professional Learning

Editors: Hager, Paul, Lee, Alison, Reich, Ann (Eds.)

  • Provides a rigorous and detailed discussion of practice, a concept that is typically taken-for-granted in educational literature
  • The detailed, broadly socio-material, account of practice provides novel insights about learning and change and about the various relationships between these three concepts
  • Brings together contributions by key international figures from the different theoretical frames and perspectives on practice and learning
  • Diverse sites of professional and workplace learning are deployed to illustrate the practice-learning-change nexus
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About this book

The three concepts central to this volume—practice, learning and change—have received very different treatments in the educational literature, an oversight directly confronted here. While learning and change have been extensively theorised, their various contexts articulated and analysed, practice is notably underrepresented. Where much of the literature on learning and change takes the notion of ‘practice’ as an unexamined given, its co-location as a term with various classifiers, as in ‘legal practice’ and ‘teaching practice’, render it curiously devoid of semantic force.

In this book, ‘practice’ is the super-ordinate organising idea. Drawing on what has been termed the ‘practice turn in contemporary theory’, the work develops a conceptual framework for researching learning in, and on, practice. It challenges received notions of practice, questioning the assumptions, elisions, conflations and silences on the subject. In so doing, it offers fresh insights into learning and change, and how they relate to practice. In tandem with this conceptual work, the book details site-ontological studies of practice and learning in diverse professional and workplace contexts, examining the work of occupations as various as doctors, chefs and orchestral musicians. It demonstrates the value of theorising practice, learning and change, as well as exploring the connections between them amid our evolving social and institutional structures.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Problematising Practice, Reconceptualising Learning and Imagining Change

    Hager, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Theories of Practice and Their Connections with Learning: A Continuum of More and Less Inclusive Accounts

    Hager, Paul

    Pages 17-32

  • Ecologies of Practices

    Kemmis, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 33-49

  • Sensing the Tempo-Rhythm of Practice: The Dynamics of Engagement

    Johnsson, Mary C.

    Pages 51-65

  • Matterings of Knowing and Doing: Sociomaterial Approaches to Understanding Practice

    Fenwick, Tara

    Pages 67-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practice, Learning and Change
Book Subtitle
Practice-Theory Perspectives on Professional Learning
Editors
  • Paul Hager
  • Alison Lee
  • Ann Reich
Series Title
Professional and Practice-based Learning
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4774-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4774-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4773-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8516-7
Series ISSN
2210-5549
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 292
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