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Learning in Landscapes of Practice: Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning

Wenger-Trayner, Etienne; Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark; Kubiak, Christopher; Hutchinson, Steven and Wenger-Trayner, Beverly eds. (2014). Learning in Landscapes of Practice: Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning. Abingdon: Routledge.

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Abstract

If the body of knowledge of a profession is a living landscape of practice, then our personal experience of learning can be thought of as a journey through this landscape. Within Learning in Landscapes of Practice, this metaphor is further developed in order to start an important conversation about the nature of practice knowledge, identity and the experience of practitioners and their learning. In doing so, this book is a pioneering and timely exploration of the future of professional development and higher education.

The book combines a strong theoretical perspective grounded in social learning theories with stories from a broad range of contributors who occupy different locations in their own landscapes of practice. These narratives locate the book within different contemporary concerns such as social media, multi-agency, multi-disciplinary and multi-national partnerships, and the integration of academic study and workplace practice.

Both scholarly, in the sense that it builds on prior research to extend and locate the concept of landscapes of practice, and practical because of the way in which it draws on multiple voices from different landscapes. Learning in Landscapes of Practice will be of particular relevance to people concerned with the design of professional or vocational learning. It will also be a valuable resource for students engaged in higher education courses with work-based elements.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2015 Etienne Wenger-Trayner, Mark Fenton-O'Creevy, Steven Hutchinson, Chris Kubiak, and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
ISBN: 1-138-02218-7, 978-1-138-02218-8
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Practice Based Professional Learning CETLNot SetHEFCE
Keywords: theories of learning; adult education; lifelong learning; higher education; nursing; business; management; accounting; professional education; professional practice; professional learning communities; experiential learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Education Futures
Item ID: 40657
Depositing User: Mark Fenton-O'Creevy
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2014 08:25
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 15:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40657
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