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Developing Learning in Professional Education: Partnerships for Practice (The Society for Research into Higher Education Series) Imogen Taylor Author

This book is about professional education and developing the required knowledge and skills to equip students for the pressing needs of professional practice. Student professionals from health care, teaching, business, law, and social work must learn how to practice both independently (to respond to a constantly changing environment) and collaboratively (to respond to the complexity of today's society). Also they must learn how to work in partnership with the consumeespond to the complexity of today's society). Also they must learn how to work in partnership with the consumers of professional services. The author explores how professional education can develop approaches to teaching and learning which both help learners to be reflexive, self-monitoring practitioners, and meet the requirements of professional accrediting bodies. She draws upon her own research into students experiencing professional education based on small group, problem-based learning, on an extensive range of relevant international theory and research and on her own long experience in professional education, training and practice. read more