At the nexus of learning and innovation
Apr
10
April 10, 2:00 pm
Where

2.00–3.30pm, 10 April 2018

Room 612, Education Building A35, University of Sydney

Professional education and learning as embedded in evolving knowledge dynamics

Where

2.00–3.30pm, 10 April 2018

Room 612, Education Building A35, University of Sydney

Professional education and learning as embedded in evolving knowledge dynamics

Monika Nerland profile pictureProfessional expertise is a complex phenomenon, resting on different forms of knowledge and ways of knowing that must become integrated in the performance of work. At the same time, knowledge as well as what counts as skilful practice is increasingly contested. The general emphasis on scientific knowledge and the concurrent expectations of relevance and user-orientation intensify tensions between different forms of knowledge and expertise. Moreover, the pace of knowledge production and its rapid global distribution create a multitude of advice that may or may not support each other. Against this background an important mission for educational research is to generate a better understanding of how professional education and learning are embedded in local and extended knowledge dynamics, as well as of how these intersect.

This seminar will discuss findings from recent research in Norway which examined how students in three higher professional programs are introduced to profession-specific epistemic practices and their conceptual and material resources by way of inquiry activities. Analytical attention is given to the dynamic interplay between people, practices, knowledge sources and educational arrangements, as well as to how connections to work and to the wider knowledge dynamics are made and remade. Domain differences and possible implications for educational designs are discussed.

  • When: 1.45–3.30pm, 20 March 2018 (join us for coffee from 145, the seminar will commence at 2pm)
  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
  • No registration is needed. Just come on the day
  • This seminar will not be recorded

Monika Nerland is Professor in the Department of Education, University of Oslo. She conducts research on knowledge and learning in professions and other expert communities, with a special interest in the ways in which epistemic objects and practices constitute opportunities for learning and participation. She has researched these issues across the education-work divide, and across professional domains such as teaching, nursing, engineering and law. She is the current leader of the ExCID research group at the Faculty of Education, UiO, which comprises 15 members and is devoted to studies in higher education and work.

http://www.uv.uio.no/iped/english/people/aca/monikn/index.html

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