Professional practice capability

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This book deals with developing practice capability. In Chapter 1professionalism was presented as a goal of practice-oriented education (both formal and informal education, in universities and workplaces). Professional practice is the key vehicle for, and the primary purpose for, capability development. This chapter focuses on capability. First, we view capability as a human phenomenon. Second, we examine the dimensions and practices of capability, which can be termed capabilities. This distinction builds on previous work (Higgs, 2011) in which a field of study or a domain was identified as a way of conceptualising broad human phenomena like capability and a collection of practices, in this case capabilities, represented ways of implementing this phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping practice capability
Subtitle of host publicationTransforming workplace learning
EditorsNarelle Patton, Joy Higgs, Megan Smith
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
PublisherBrill | Sense
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789004366923
ISBN (Print)9789004366916, 9789004366909
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameHigher Education Horizons
PublisherBrill Sense


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