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Practice Theory and Education

Author : Julianne Lynch
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Practice Theory and Education challenges how we think about ¿practice¿, examining what it means across different fields and sites. It is organised into four themes: discursive practices; practice, change and organisations; practising subjectivity; and professional practice, public policy and education. Contributors to the collection engage and extend practice theory by drawing on the legacies of diverse social and cultural theorists, including Bourdieu, de Certeau, Deleuze and Guattari, Dewey, Latour, Marx, and Vygotsky, and by building on the theoretical trajectories of contemporary authors such as Karen Barad, Yrjo Engestrom, Andreas Reckwitz, Theodore Schatzki, Dorothy Smith, and Charles Taylor. The proximity of ideas from different fields and theoretical traditions in the book highlight key matters of concern in contemporary practice thinking, including the historicity of practice; the nature of change in professional practices; the place of discursive material in practice; the efficacy of refiguring conventional understandings of subjectivity and agency; and the capacity for theories of practice to disrupt conventional understandings of asymmetries of power and resources. Their juxtaposition also points to areas of contestation and raises important questions for future research. Practice Theory and Education will appeal to postgraduate students, academics and researchers in professional practice and education, and scholars working with social theory. It will be of particular interest to those who wish to move beyond the limiting configurations of practice found in contemporary neoliberal, new managerialist and narrow representationalist discourses.

Professional Expertise

Author : Jan Fook
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This book is a study of contemporary professional practitioners as they developed their expertise over a period of five years beginning with their preliminary training. It describes their initiation into practice and their progression towards professional effectiveness. Using an analysis of patterns in the development of experienced practitioners, the authors create a theory of professional expertise for practice in conditions of uncertainty. The book also proposes educational strategies to help develop this expertise. Professional Expertise: Practice, theory and education for working in uncertainty will be of interest to anyone involved in the training and development of professional staff in human services such as: social, youth and community work; health and social care; nursing; mental health; probation; and adult and community education.

Practice Theory Perspectives on Pedagogy and Education

Author : Peter Grootenboer
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This book examines the way in which the “practice turn” in education and pedagogy offers unique perspectives on the nature of educational work. Through a plurality of “practice theories” deeper understandings emerge about a range of education and concepts, providing useful tools for advancing and developing practice theory in education and pedagogy. The book discusses the related and dual perspectives of pedagogy as both a teaching and an upbringing practice. It also explores education in a range of contexts and sectors beyond school, including VET, tertiary and non-formal settings. Education is seen as serving a dual purpose – the development of individuals and the betterment of societies and community, and this conceptualisation of education underpins the book. It acknowledges that there are diverse understandings and perspectives of practice theory, pedagogy and education, each of which is contestable and ripe for further development, and this is examined throughout the book. This book was developed alongside an invited symposium held in June 2015 in Brisbane, Australia where the authors and interested others gathered to discuss practice theory perspectives on pedagogy and education. The title – Practice Theory Perspectives on Pedagogy and Education – captures the central overarching focus that underpins the book.

Information Systems Development

Author : Chris Barry
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Information Systems Development (ISD) progresses rapidly, continually creating new challenges for the professionals involved. New concepts, approaches and techniques of systems development emerge constantly in this field. Progress in ISD comes from research as well as from practice. This conference will discuss issues pertaining to information systems development (ISD) in the inter-networked digital economy. Participants will include researchers, both experienced and novice, from industry and academia, as well as students and practitioners. Themes will include methods and approaches for ISD; ISD education; philosophical, ethical, and sociological aspects of ISD; as well as specialized tracks such as: distributed software development, ISD and knowledge management, ISD and electronic business / electronic government, ISD in public sector organizations, IOS.


Author : Edgar Leroy Morphet
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The Theory Practice of Learning

Author : Peter Jarvis
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'The Theory and Practice of Learning' explores the basic theories of learning, how they have developed, and how they can be put into practice.


Author : USHA. PURI
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Medical Education Theory and Practice E Book

Author : Tim Dornan
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Medical Education: Theory and Practice is a new text linking the theory and the practice for graduate students and educators who want to go beyond the basics. The scholarship of medical education is, above all, a ‘practice’, but one that has a strong theoretical foundation. Neither theory nor practice stand still, and both are grounded in research. The novelty of this book lies in its interweaving of practice, theory, innovation and research. The book starts with a theorised, contemporary overview of the field. Next, it explores the theoretical foundations of medical education in depth. The remainder of the book reviews a whole a range of educational contexts, processes and outcomes. This work has been edited by a distinguished, international team of medical educationalists and written by equally accomplished authors from across the globe representing a spectrum of disciplines. This will be an invaluable text for all Masters Students in health professions education as well as PhD students and education researchers wanting a background to the discipline. Educators and medical students will also find it a very useful resource. Written by key figures in medical educational research combined with a strong editorial influence from the international editorial team. The text has a strong evidence-based approach that is fully cognisant of research methodology issues, The book provides a scholarly explanation on the topic, rather than aiming to say the last word. Written throughout in a clear and comprehensible style. The content is extensively referenced with additional suggestions for further reading.

Play and Educational Theory and Practice

Author : Donald E. Lytle
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Based on ongoing research from Australia, American, Korea and Taiwan, this work discusses the applied value and theory of play.

Values Education

Author : John Meyer
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Values--those intangible guideposts--serve as standards and perceptual screens which assist us in selecting our priorities for reflection and action. Our quest is to clarify, compare, and form values expressed in defensible and consistent value judgements and actions.

Theories in Educational Psychology

Author : Alyssa R. Gonzalez-DeHass
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Theories in Educational Psychology’s purpose is to introduce readers to the pioneering educational psychology theories that continue to shape our understanding of the classroom learning environment, present support for the theories from perspectives in the current research literature, and share how these theoretical traditions have translated into effective teaching methods.

E learning Theory and Practice

Author : Caroline Haythornthwaite
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"This is a must-read for every student, lecturer and professor. It establishes Internet Studies as essential to an understanding of how learners and educators can capture the value of our networked world." Professor William H. Dutton, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford In E-learning Theory and Practice the authors set out different perspectives on e-learning. The book deals with the social implications of e-learning, its transformative effects, and the social and technical interplay that supports and directs e-learning. The authors present new perspectives on the subject by: - exploring the way teaching and learning are changing with the presence of the Internet and participatory media - providing a theoretical grounding in new learning practices from education, communication and information science - addressing e-learning in terms of existing learning theories, emerging online learning theories, new literacies, social networks, social worlds, community and virtual communities, and online resources - emphasising the impact of everyday electronic practices on learning, literacy and the classroom, locally and globally. This book is for everyone involved in e-learning. Teachers and educators will gain an understanding of new learning practices, and learners will gain a sense of their new role as active participants in classroom and lifelong learning. Graduate students and researchers will gain insight into the direction of research in this new and exciting area of education and the Internet.

Linking Practice and Theory

Author : Fred A.J. Korthagen
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Although the idea of the reflective practitioner is embraced by many, there is still a need to understand how teachers' practical experience and the theoretical insights of researchers can be linked in teacher education. This book offers a framework for addressing this problem. It brings together 15 years of experience in teacher education and research, based on Korthagen's concept of "realistic teacher education" which is well known in Europe and gaining interest in North America. Set up as a journey back and forth between practice and theory, this book is not only about linking them but models how it can be done, providing both practical solutions and research-based theoretical foundations. Linking Practice and Theory: The Pedagogy of Realistic Teacher Education: * serves as a guidebook for teacher educators, with many practical ideas and guidelines; * prepares the reader for a fundamental shift in thinking about teacher education; and * uses an international perspective in analyzing real, practical experience in teacher education, in the Netherlands and in other countries.

Adult and Continuing Education

Author : Peter Jarvis
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The first edition of Adult and Continuing Education established itself as one of the most widely used and respected introductory texts on this important area of education. For this second edition, Peter Jarvis has made extensive revisions and has included substantial additional material to take account of the many changes which have occurred in the field of adult education. The book begins with a rationale for the provision of education for adults and analyses contemporary theory before going on to give practical advice on curriculum development and the teaching of adults.

Introduction to Educational Administration

Author : Douglas J. Fiore
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Organized around the ISLLC standards, this text introduces students to the concepts and theories of educational leadership. The new edition adds coverage of such topics as data usage, ethics, innovative hiring practices, and student discipline. Appearing in the second edition are chapter-ending sections called “Point-Counterpoint” which prompt readers to examine their own beliefs regarding the material presented in the chapter and its application to work in our schools.

The Theory Practice of Teaching

Author : Peter Jarvis
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Designed to help readers understand the techniques, theories and methods of teaching. This book examines theoretical issues underlying teaching such as the changing environment and ethics; explores teaching methods, including didactic, socratic and experimental and mentoring and considers the issues of assessment of learning.

Science Education in Theory and Practice

Author : Ben Akpan
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Nutrition Education Linking Research Theory and Practice

Author : Isobel R. Contento
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Each new print copy of Nutrition Education, Fourth Edition includes access to the Navigate Companion Website which includes worksheets in writable PDF format, practice quizzes, interactive flashcards, and interactive glossary. The fourth edition of Nutrition Education: Linking Research, Theory, and Practice provides a straightforward, user-friendly model for designing effective nutrition education programs that address the personal and environmental factors affecting individuals' food choices and assists them in adopting healthy behaviors throughout their lifetime. Built around the six-step DESIGN process, the Fourth Edition integrated research, theory, and practice and provides advice and direction on designing, implementing, and evaluating theory-based nutrition education. This text is divided into three parts: • Part I describes the key elements of success for nutrition education, as well as the major theories that can be used in nutrition education intervention. • Part II features

Practice Learning and Change

Author : Paul Hager
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The three concepts central to this volume—practice, learning and change—have received very different treatments in the educational literature, an oversight directly confronted here. While learning and change have been extensively theorised, their various contexts articulated and analysed, practice is notably underrepresented. Where much of the literature on learning and change takes the notion of ‘practice’ as an unexamined given, its co-location as a term with various classifiers, as in ‘legal practice’ and ‘teaching practice’, render it curiously devoid of semantic force. In this book, ‘practice’ is the super-ordinate organising idea. Drawing on what has been termed the ‘practice turn in contemporary theory’, the work develops a conceptual framework for researching learning in, and on, practice. It challenges received notions of practice, questioning the assumptions, elisions, conflations and silences on the subject. In so doing, it offers fresh insights into learning and change, and how they relate to practice. In tandem with this conceptual work, the book details site-ontological studies of practice and learning in diverse professional and workplace contexts, examining the work of occupations as various as doctors, chefs and orchestral musicians. It demonstrates the value of theorising practice, learning and change, as well as exploring the connections between them amid our evolving social and institutional structures.

Understanding Sociological Theory for Educational Practices

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Understanding Sociological Theory for Educational Practices introduces readers to the contemporary classroom through the lens of sociological theory. By compelling readers to think critically and reflexively this book helps future teachers create a welcoming and equitable learning environment for all students. This edition has been updated to include the latest research and resources, including links to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) to help readers connect the theory with their practice. Learning is supported through pedagogical features including key terms, case studies, end-of-chapter reflection questions and recommended resources. A new companion website features a curated suite of reading materials, extension questions and links to online resources. Understanding Sociological Theory for Educational Practices is an essential resource that enables teachers to confidently navigate the topics of diversity, disadvantage, discrimination and marginalisation in a range of educational contexts.