Reimagining site-walks: sites for rich learning

Rooney, D., Gardner, Anne, Willey, Keith, Reich, Ann, Boud, David ORCID logoORCID: and Fitzgerald, Terry (2015) Reimagining site-walks: sites for rich learning. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 20 (1) . pp. 19-30. ISSN 2205-4952 [Article] (doi:10.7158/D13-011.2015.20.1)


This paper presents the preliminary results of a multi-phased qualitative investigation of continuing professional learning. The study focused on the identification of common engineering practices that contribute to learning. This paper examines a particular practice, that of the site-walk. It draws on practice theory, an emerging set of conceptual resources used in workplace learning research. Data was elicited via qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups and site visits with experienced engineers employed in a large Australian engineering company. It was analysed using the lens of practice theory. The findings suggest that site-walks, while an everyday practice for engineers, are also highly learning-rich. This understanding has implications for continual professional learning, and for educators of novice engineers

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 21352
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Depositing User: Louis Van Baelen
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 14:33
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 16:22

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