Being an Expert Professional Practitioner

The Relational Turn in Expertise

Author: Anne Edwards

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048139699

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Professionals deal with complex problems which require working with the expertise of others, but being able to collaborate resourcefully with others is an additional form of expertise. This book draws on a series of research studies to explain what is involved in the new concept of working relationally across practices. It demonstrates how spending time building common knowledge between different professions aids collaboration. The core concept is relational agency, which can arise between practitioners who work together on a complex task: whether reconfiguring the trajectory of a vulnerable child or developing a piece of computer software. Common knowledge, which captures the motives and values of each profession, is essential for the exercise of relational agency and contributing to and working with the common knowledge of what matters for each profession is a new form of relational expertise. The book is based on a wide body of field research including the author’s own. It tackles how to research expert practices using Vygotskian perspectives, and demonstrates how Cultural Historical and Activity Theory approaches contribute to how we understand learning, practices and organisations.
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Changing Organizations from Within

Roles, Risks and Consultancy Relationships

Author: Robin C. Stevens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317168550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 4552

Organizational change is often insider-led and supported by internal consultants and change agents. Most of what is written about change comes from the perspective of external consultants or from academics researching the activities of those with insider change roles. Changing Organizations from Within is unusual in providing a range of authentic insider accounts. The editors define 'insiders' as employees who lead and support change efforts within their own organizations, and those psychoanalytically aware external consultants - external 'insiders' - who work closely with organizations and use the dynamics of transference and projection in their relationships with clients to illuminate organizational issues. Each chapter is written by an author with experience of different kinds of insider relationships with their client organizations. Some work 'inside' as employees. Some are external consultants whose work involves developing insightful insider perspectives. The book’s editors and several of the authors are graduates, or have been faculty members, of London's Tavistock Institute Advanced Organizational Consultation programme, with experience of running development programmes for consultants and of coaching insiders. Changing Organizations from Within examines the pulls on role and identity that can easily undermine competence and practice. Understanding the system psycho-dynamics present in organizations helps consultants and change agents to make use of an insider perspective without becoming enmeshed in the client organization's regressive and inertial dynamics. The authors provide practical advice to help insiders navigate organizational space, make sense of tricky situations, and work more mindfully to help organizations change.
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Mentoring for Learning

Climbing the Mountain

Author: Harm Tillema,Gert J. van der Westhuizen,Kari Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463000585

Category: Education

Page: 346

View: 2179

No doubt, students appreciate the talks they have with their mentors but do they learn from it as well? Conversations can be comforting or confronting, but
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International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning

Author: Stephen Billett,Christian Harteis,Hans Gruber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401789029

Category: Education

Page: 1383

View: 8280

The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning discusses what constitutes professionalism, examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including associated research traditions and educational provisions. It also explores professional learning in institutions of higher and vocational education as well the practice settings where professionals work and learn, focusing on both initial and ongoing development and how that learning is assessed. The Handbook features research from expert contributors in education, studies of the professions, and accounts of research methodologies from a range of informing disciplines. It is organized in two parts. The first part sets out conceptions of professionalism at work, how professions, work and learning can be understood, and examines the kinds of institutional practices organized for developing occupational capacities. The second part focuses on procedural issues associated with learning for and through professional practice, and how assessment of professional capacities might progress. The key premise of this Handbook is that during both initial and ongoing professional development, individual learning processes are influenced and shaped through their professional environment and practices. Moreover, in turn, the practice and processes of learning through practice are shaped by their development, all of which are required to be understood through a range of research orientations, methods and findings. This Handbook will appeal to academics working in fields of professional practice, including those who are concerned about developing these capacities in their students. In addition, students and research students will also find this Handbook a key reference resource to the field.
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Fast Facts Sexually Transmitted Infections

Fast Facts

Author: Anne Edwards,Jackie Sherrard,Jonathan Zenilman

Publisher: Health Press (UK)

ISBN: 1905832311

Category: Medical

Page: 134

View: 7948

Medical handbook.
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Strengths-Based Nursing Care

Health And Healing For Person And Family

Author: Laurie Gottlieb

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195865

Category: Medical

Page: 413

View: 1714

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Teacher education in the English-speaking world

past, present, and future

Author: Tom A. O'Donoghue,Clive Whitehead

Publisher: Information Age Publishing

ISBN: 9781593119003

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 8358

This edited book is a comparative study on teacher education across ten major Englishspeakingregions of the world (USA, English Canada, England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand). The focus onindividual regions is reflective of a comparative approach with a long tradition goingback to the turn of the twentieth century. This approach is still valid at the present time asit provides one of the best ways of initially structuring our understanding of teachereducation at the macro level in order to facilitate communication of the situation crossnationallyand prepare the way for higher levels of analyses. To this end, the book hastwelve chapters: An introductory chapter details the focus of the book. This is followedby a chapter on each of the ten regions. Each of these chapters, written by an expert in thefield: focuses on general trends in teacher education rather than on any specific aspect of it;focuses primarily on pre-service teacher education at the primary and post-primary levels, although some referenceis also made to continuing professional development;strikes a balance between past, present and future trends;deals broadly with access to, the processes involved in, and the structure of, teacher education;has a unique structure rather than one based upon a formulaic approach.In the final chapter major themes are distilled from the case studies. It also outlines how the book furthers understanding ofteacher education internationally, considers other groupings of regions ripe forconsideration along similar lines, and indicates initiatives arising out of the casestudies worthy of consideration for the improvement of teacher education crossnationally.
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Psychotherapy supervision

an integrative relational approach to psychotherapy supervision

Author: Maria Gilbert,Kenneth Roy Evans

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780335201396

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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This book presents an integrative relational model for psychotherapy supervision. The focus is on the primacy of the relationship both in psychotherapy and in supervision. This is one of the few books in the field of supervision to focus exclusively and in-depth on issues in clinical supervision.
Posted in Psychology

Stärkere Professionalisierung des Lehrerberufs Wie gute Lehrer gewonnen, gefördert und gehalten werden können

Wie gute Lehrer gewonnen, gefördert und gehalten werden können

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264023674


Page: 264

View: 6170

Viele OECD-Länder stehen vor großen Schwierigkeiten, wenn es darum geht, die vielen in den nächsten fünf bis zehn Jahren ausscheidenden Lehrerinnen und Lehrer durch die Einstellung einer ausreichenden Zahl qualifizierter Nachwuchskräfte zu ersetzen ...
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Lernen sichtbar machen

Author: John Hattie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783834011909

Category: Effective teaching

Page: 420

View: 7852

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Zero to Three

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Child development

Page: N.A

View: 9602

Posted in Child development

Resources in Education

RIE.. Annual cumulation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 1628

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Networking research, development and innovation in Arab countries

Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communication in science

Page: 69

View: 1963

"Innovation is central to the development of successful economies. Less-favored countries and regions are often those that lack the capacity to innovate and, consequently, that lack the ability to improve their positions in today's competitive global market. Capacity to innovate helps countries and regional groupings achieve advantageous positions in key industrial and service sectors. Research, development and innovation (RDI) networks designed to promote innovative inputs can secure competencies in areas of expertise unattainable by individual countries and institutions. Furthermore, RDI networks play a significant role in securing a critical mass of both human and financial resources, particularly given the increased importance of multidisciplinary approaches and demand for higher resource levels linked to tangible impacts. Increasing sophistication of the research and development (R and D) enterprise is reflected in the cost of equipment and consumables, which renders R and D activities an expensive business whose costs are better shared among as many concerned partners as possible."--Publisher's description.
Posted in Communication in science

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527503742

Category: Executive ability

Page: 382

View: 9531

Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.
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Die Möglichkeit des Andersseins

Zur Technik der therapeutischen Kommunikation

Author: Paul Watzlawick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456855196


Page: 148

View: 620

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Psychologie der Intelligenz

Author: Jean Piaget

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608940145


Page: 196

View: 8298

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Strukturen der Syntax

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110813629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

View: 3510

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines