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Professional and Practice-based Learning

Professional Practice and Learning

Times, Spaces, Bodies, Things

Authors: Hopwood, Nick

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  • Applies of sociomaterial / practice based approaches in a full ethnographic study
  • Draws both on practice philosophy, and practice-based approaches from organisational learning
  • Develops of unique arguments concerning relationship between practice and learning
  • Provides unique insights into pedagogical role served by professionals in coproductive practices
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About this book

This book explores important questions about the relationship between professional practice and learning, and implications of this for how we understand professional expertise. Focusing on work accomplished through partnerships between practitioners and parents with young children, the book explores how connectedness in action is a fluid, evolving accomplishment, with four essential dimensions: times, spaces, bodies, and things. Within a broader sociomaterial perspective, the analysis draws on practice theory and philosophy, bringing different schools of thought into productive contact, including the work of Schatzki, Gherardi, and recent developments in cultural historical activity theory. The book takes a bold view, suggesting practices and learning are entwined but distinctive phenomena. A clear and novel framework is developed, based on this idea. The argument goes further by demonstrating how new, coproductive relationships between professionals and clients can intensify the pedagogic nature of professional work, and showing how professionals can support others’ learning when the knowledge they are working with, and sense of what is to be learned, are uncertain, incomplete, and fragile.

About the authors

Nick Hopwood is a Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, and a member of the Centre for Research in Learning and Change. He has a strong track record of published work and relevant experience of book authorship. From 2004 to the present, he has published 17 journal articles, 5 book chapters, a joint-authored book (Rickinson, Lundholm & Hopwood, Environmental Learning: Insights from Research into the Student Experience, Springer, 2009), and a monograph (Geography in Secondary Schools: Researching Pupils’ Classroom Experiences, Continuum, 2012). He has edited two special issues of international journals, and has served as a book-review editor. His publications trace a long interest in framing empirical problems in relation to learning, practice and work in different contexts.         

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Softcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Professional Practice and Learning
Book Subtitle
Times, Spaces, Bodies, Things
Authors
Series Title
Professional and Practice-based Learning
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26164-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26164-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26162-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34293-1
Series ISSN
2210-5549
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 372
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
Topics