The phenomenology of professional practice: a currere

Gibbs, Paul ORCID: (2014) The phenomenology of professional practice: a currere. Studies in Continuing Education, 36 (2) . pp. 147-159. ISSN 0158-037X [Article] (doi:10.1080/0158037X.2013.825765)

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In the shift to a more clearly economic imperative for universities than social good, the relationship between higher education teaching and professional practice has become increasingly apparent. It is seen in the courses offered by universities, and the relationship with employment and employers advocated by government and funding agencies. From a social realism perspective, this paper envisions all high-level vocational education as professional and discusses how an understanding of the phenomenology of practice could help to define how it might be structured and by whom it may be best delivered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 19 Aug 2013
Keywords (uncontrolled): Currere; social realism; phenomenology; professional practice
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 11228
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Continuing Education on 19/08/2013, available online:
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Depositing User: Paul Gibbs
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 06:04
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2020 06:11

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