Learning for professional development

Harrison, Roger (2002). Learning for professional development. In: Kydd, Lesley; Anderson, Lesley and Newton, Wendy eds. Leading people and teams in Education. Leading and Managing for Effective Education. London, UK: Sage Publications Limited in association with The Open University, pp. 29–42.

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The chapter discusses the historical contingency of ideas about what constitutes professional knowledge, making the point that our understandings of professional competence are intimately connected with our understandings of pegagogy, identity and knowledge construction. The chapter goes on to examine different paradigms of learning - technical rationality, reflection and socio-cultural - exploring the kinds of professionals, and the kind of strategies for development, which are constructed within each.

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