Emerging Perspectives of Work: Implications for university teaching and learning

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Title Emerging Perspectives of Work: Implications for university teaching and learning
Author Billett, Stephen Richard
Book Title Education for Future Practice
Editor J. Higgs, Fish, D, Goulter, I, Loftus, S & Trede, F
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Rotterdam
Publisher Sense Publishers
Abstract Given that higher education is increasingly focused on the preparation for and continuing development within occupations, it is necessary to understand the nature of this work in order to inform educational purposes and processes. This chapter discusses the emerging requirements for occupations and how educational purposes and processes need to be shaped in order to address these emerging needs. In all, it is proposed that the development of occupational specific conceptual, procedural and dispositional knowledge needs to include: i) a consideration of both the canonical and the situational renderings of this knowledge, ii) the broader sets of capacities that underpin employability, and iii) the development of agentic capacity within learners. In all, it is proposed that, whilst very important canonical occupational knowledge alone will be insufficient. Hence, more than providing experiences within educational settings, there is a need to provide experiences that provide access to situational requirements for performance, mechanisms for understanding variations in these requirements, a broader range of capacities such as interactions with others and developing higher education students as agentic learners.
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Publisher URI http://books.google.com.au
Alternative URI https://www.sensepublishers.com/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Sense Publications.The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to the publisher's website.
Chapter Number 9
Page from 97
Page to 112
ISBN 978-94-6091-318-1
Date Accessioned 2010-10-04
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/35121
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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