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Exploring Education and Professional Practice

Through the Lens of Practice Architectures

Editors: Mahon, Kathleen, Francisco, Susanne, Kemmis, Stephen (Eds.)

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  • Presents the theory of practice architectures as a theoretical, analytical, and transformational resource for addressing challenges regarding educational and professional practice
  • Extends the theory through new research by the originators of the theory and colleagues
  • Presents a series of international case studies showing use of the theory in practice
  • Explores practices of learning, teaching, professional learning, leading, and researching in diverse settings
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About this book

This book was written to help people understand and transform education and professional practice. It presents and extends the theory of practice architectures, and offers a contemporary account of what practices are composed of and how practices shape and are shaped by the arrangements with which they are enmeshed in sites of practice. Through its empirically-based case chapters, the book demonstrates how the theory of practice architectures can be used as a theoretical, analytical, and transformational resource to generate insights that have important implications for practice, theory, policy, and research in education and professional practice. These insights relate to how practices are shaped by arrangements (and other practices) present in specific sites of practice, including early childhood education settings, schools, adult education, and workplaces. They also relate to how practices create distinctive intersubjective spaces, so that people encounter one another in particular ways (a) in particular semantic spaces, (b) that are realised in particular locations and durations in physical space-time, and (c) in particular social spaces. By applying such insights, readers can work towards changing practices by transforming the practice architectures that make them possible.

About the authors

Kathleen Mahon is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia. She has taught in universities, secondary schools and outdoor education centres in Australia. Kathleen is a member of the Pedagogy Education and Praxis (PEP) international research network and is actively involved in cross-national projects related to teacher education and higher education. Her research interests include educational and research praxis, higher education pedagogy, the professional learning of teachers, and practice theory. Kathleen’s doctoral research examined how critical pedagogical praxis is nurtured in higher education.
Susanne Francisco has worked in universities, schools and Vocational Education and Training organisations, and is currently a teacher educator in Adult and Vocational Education at Charles Sturt University. She has held research and professional development positions in the Australian Commonwealth government. Her research interests include work-based learning; mentoring; continuing professional learning; the learning of casual employees; and leading teaching and learning in adult and vocational education. Susanne is a member of the PEP international research network.
Stephen Kemmis is Professor Emeritus in the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia. He is co-author with Wilfred Carr of Becoming Critical: Knowledge, Education and Action Research (Falmer, 1986) and, with Robin McTaggart and Rhonda Nixon, of The Action Research Planner: Doing Critical Participatory Action Research (Springer, 2014). His recent writings on the theories of practice architectures and ecologies of practices include (with Wilkinson, Edwards-Groves, Grootenboer & Bristol) Changing Practices, Changing Education (Springer, 2014). Stephen is a member and co-founder of the PEP international research network.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Practice Theory and the Theory of Practice Architectures

    Pages 1-30

    Mahon, Kathleen (et al.)

  • Learning Spaces and Practices for Participation in Primary School Lessons: A Focus on Classroom Interaction

    Pages 31-47

    Edwards-Groves, Christine (et al.)

  • Learning Educational Theory in Teacher Education

    Pages 49-61

    Sjølie, Ela

  • Practice Architectures of Simulation Pedagogy: From Fidelity to Transformation

    Pages 63-81

    Hopwood, Nick

  • Infants’ Practices: Shaping (and Shaped by) the Arrangements of Early Childhood Education

    Pages 83-99

    Salamon, Andi

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-2219-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2217-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-9563-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Education and Professional Practice
Book Subtitle
Through the Lens of Practice Architectures
Editors
  • Kathleen Mahon
  • Susanne Francisco
  • Stephen Kemmis
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2219-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2219-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2217-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9563-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 282
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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