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Billett, Stephen, Harteis, Christian, Gruber, Hans (Eds.). International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning. Springer. 2014. Pages: 1383. ISBN 978-94-017-8902-8
The book discusses what constitutes professionalism, examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including related research traditions and educational provisions. It also explores professional learning at higher and vocational education institutions, as well as the practice settings where professionals work and learn, focusing on both initial and ongoing development and how that learning is assessed.
The first part of the book sets out conceptions of professionalism at work, how professions, work and learning can be understood, and examines the kinds of institutional practices organised 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.