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Reid, A., Abrandt Dahlgren, M., Dahlgren, L.O., & Petocz., P. From Expert Student to Novice Professional, Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education Volume 5. Springer, New York, 2011. ISBN: 978-94-007-0249-3. Pages: 140.
Entering higher education is oftentimes seen as a first step in formulating a professional career. In the fifth volume of the Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education series, Reid et al. examine the process of student learning prior to the professional career. Moreover, the book explores how students, during the course of their scholastic trajectory, become experts of learning in their respective disciplines while slowly acquiring more informal means of learning associated with the world of work. In this way, they prepare for the role of apprentice at the start of their professional careers.
The book features ten years of empirical, comparative data from Australia and Sweden to formulate its assertion that extrinisic knowledge gained from understanding one’s profession enhances students’ academic knowledge over the course of a higher education programme.