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Reconceptualising academic work as professional practice: implications for academic development

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2013, 00:00 authored by David BoudDavid Boud, Angela Brew
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.

History

Journal

International journal for academic development

Volume

18

Issue

3

Pagination

208 - 221

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1360-144X

eISSN

1470-1324

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2013, Taylor & Francis