Reconceptualising academic work as professional practice: implications for academic development

Boud, David and Brew, Angela (2013) Reconceptualising academic work as professional practice: implications for academic development. International Journal for Academic Development, 18 (3). pp. 208-221. ISSN 1360-144X

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 21391
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Depositing User: Louis Van Baelen
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 14:39
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 11:28
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21391

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