Download e-book for iPad: Professional Learning in the Knowledge Society by Karen Jensen, Leif Chr. Lahn, Monika Nerland

By Karen Jensen, Leif Chr. Lahn, Monika Nerland

ISBN-10: 9460919944

ISBN-13: 9789460919947

This ebook offers a wholly new standpoint on specialist studying and data in line with views at the wisdom society and specifically an interpretation of Knorr Cetina's paintings on medical 'Epistemic cultures'. beginning with a conceptual bankruptcy and through a collection of empirical reviews from accountancy, schooling, nursing and software program engineering, the ebook elaborates how a) how wisdom construction and circulate take special varieties in these fields? b) how the data gadgets of perform in these fields engross and interact pros and, within the approach, humans and information are reworked by means of this engagement. by means of foregrounding an particular problem for the position of information in expert studying, the ebook is going a lot farther than the present model for describing 'practice-based learning'. it's going to for that reason be of substantial curiosity to the study, coverage, practitioner and pupil groups concerned with specialist education/learning or drawn to innovation and data improvement within the professions.

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Thus, to a large extent, the development of profession-specific knowledge pursues technological achievements. For the profession, this implies that the expert domain is characterised by dynamic interrelations with other parts of the industrial sector, making market orientation and cooperation an important dimension in advancement efforts. This comes into view, for instance, in the way in which the Norwegian Society of Engineers (NITO), the largest professional body of engineers and technologists in Norway, links its support services to recent inventions and allocates its courses to firms and arenas in the technological working field (Karseth & Nerland, 2007).

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Since technologies are subject to rapid shifts and changes, such information structures are regarded as the most reliable source of updating. As one engineer says about programming in Java; “In Java, for example, all the information you need is on their homepage. If something new happens you will find it there. ” Information structures provide a medium of transaction that cuts across institutional spaces and simultaneously allows for local embeddedness and global outreach (Knorr Cetina, 2006). Thus, when practising their work, the practitioners are linked up with wider movements of knowledge development.

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