Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education

Workplace Learning in Teacher Education

International Practice and Policy

Editors: McNamara, Olwen, Murray, Jean, Jones, Marion (Eds.)

  • Offers international comparators of the policy and practice relating to teacher education
  • Offers cross professional insights into teacher workplace learning
  • Presents the current state of research on teacher pre-service and continuing professional learning
  • Links several theoretical perspectives to significant practical and political issues
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About this book

This book explores teacher workplace learning from four different perspectives: social policy, international comparators, multi-professional stances/perspectives and socio-cultural theory. First, it considers the policy and practice context of professional learning in teacher education in England, and the rest of the UK, with particular reference to professional masters level provision. The importance of teachers’ and schools’ perceptions of improvement, development and learning, and the inherent tensions between individual, school and government priorities is explored. Second, the book considers models of teacher workplace learning to be found in international research and practice to explore what perspective they can bring to understanding policy and practice relating to workplace learning in the UK. Third, it draws on cross-professional analysis to get an intellectual and theoretical purchase on workplace learning by examining how insights from across the professions can provide us with useful perspectives on policy and practice. The analysis draws particularly on insights from medicine and educational psychology. Fourth, the book cross-fertilises research and practice across the field of education by drawing on insights from perspectives such as socio-cultural and activity theory and situated learning/cognition to discover what they can offer in analysing the theoretical and pedagogic underpinnings of teacher workplace learning. In short, the book offers a number of contexts for exploring how best to conceptualise and theorise learning in the workplace in order to generate evidence to inform policy and practice and facilitates the development of a more theoretically informed and robust model of workplace learning and teaching.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Framing Workplace Learning

    McNamara, Olwen (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Developing a Multi-Layered System of Distributed Expertise: What does Cultural Historical Theory Bring to Understandings of Workplace Learning in School-University Partnerships?

    Childs, Ann (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Developing Knowledge for Qualified Professionals

    Eraut, Michael

    Pages 47-72

  • Work-based, Accredited Professional Education: Insights from Medicine

    Dornan, Tim (et al.)

    Pages 73-86

  • ‘In This Together’: Developing University-Workplace Partnerships in Initial Professional Training for Practitioner Educational Psychologists

    Woods, Kevin

    Pages 87-101

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7826-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7825-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0007-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Workplace Learning in Teacher Education
Book Subtitle
International Practice and Policy
Editors
  • Olwen McNamara
  • Jean Murray
  • Marion Jones
Series Title
Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7826-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7826-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7825-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0007-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 315
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
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