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Reconceptualising academic work as professional practice: implications for academic development

Boud,D and Brew,A 2013, Reconceptualising academic work as professional practice: implications for academic development, International journal for academic development, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 208-221, doi: 10.1080/1360144X.2012.671771.

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Title Reconceptualising academic work as professional practice: implications for academic development
Author(s) Boud,DORCID iD for Boud,D orcid.org/0000-0002-6883-2722
Brew,A
Journal name International journal for academic development
Volume number 18
Issue number 3
Start page 208
End page 221
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1360-144X
1470-1324
Keyword(s) professional practice
practice theory
scholarship of practice
educational development
Summary Despite increasing research and scholarship in the area of academic development in recent years, it remains an under-theorised field of endeavour. The paper proposes that academic developers take a view on what constitutes academic work and see it as a form of professional practice. It discusses the features of practice theory that illuminate professional practice and identifies three foci for the application of these ideas within academic development: practice development, fostering learning-conducive work and deliberately locating activity within practice. It also suggests that academic development be viewed as a practice and points to features within its own traditions on which to build.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/1360144X.2012.671771
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071803

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