Educating deliberate professionals: Beyond reflective and deliberative practitioners

Celina McEwen, Franziska Trede

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    With this chapter, we highlight contributing authors’ insights into what it means to educate the deliberate professional. We concisely discuss the authors’ common understanding that there is a need to reconcile critique (thinking), participation (doing) and moral responsibility (relating to others) in professional practice and professional education. We also review the book’s main threads: the critique of the current context within which professional education is delivered at university and professional practice is carried out in workplaces; and the alternative view of a professional practice and professional education that addresses and redresses the imbalance between technical know-how, moral stance and collective action. We conclude by considering the challenges and possibilities that lie ahead in further implementing this concept, especially at organisational and societal levels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEducating the deliberate professional
    Subtitle of host publicationPreparing for future practices
    EditorsFranziska Trede, Celina McEwen
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic) 9783319329581
    ISBN (Print)9783319329581, 9783319329567
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NameProfessional and Practice-based Learning


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