Ensuring Quality in Professional Education Volume I

Human Client Fields Pedagogy and Knowledge Structures

  • Karen Trimmer
  • Tara Newman
  • Fernando F. Padró

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Christopher Gorse, Richard Cozzens, Lloyd Scott, Ian Dickinson
    Pages 19-52
  3. Yngve Nordkvelle, Odd Rune Stalheim, Trine Fossland, Thomas de Lange, Anne Line Wittek, Monika Bærøe Nerland
    Pages 53-72
  4. Jane Taylor, Theresa Ashford, Karen Shelley, Kylie Readman
    Pages 99-121
  5. Lyn Karstadt
    Pages 151-168
  6. Cecilie Haraldseid-Driftland, Ingunn Aase, Karina Aase
    Pages 189-207
  7. Jessica Z. Marrington, Annissa O’Shea, Lorelle J. Burton
    Pages 241-258
  8. Don Gorman, Fernando F. Padró, Nona Press
    Pages 259-287
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 303-306

About this book


This book analyses examples of quality teaching in professional education in the human client fields. The first of two volumes, the editors and contributors use case studies to illustrate the elements deemed good practice within professional education. There are many different routes towards preparing well-qualified professionals through higher education: as diverse as the professions themselves, these routes are largely determined by decisions academics make regarding content, curriculum alignment, integration of research with practice and pedagogical techniques. Including case studies from midwifery, medical, nursing and psychology degree programmes, the authors and editors unravel what good teaching in professional practice looks like in the human client fields, and how it can be achieved. This rigorous and comprehensive collection will be of interest and value to students and scholars of professional pedagogy, as well as practitioners.


Case studies Higher Education and the Professions Educating for competency educating for quality Best practice in higher education Quality of teaching in higher education higher education in nursing higher education in midwifery higher education healthcare

Editors and affiliations

  • Karen Trimmer
    • 1
  • Tara Newman
    • 2
  • Fernando F. Padró
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  2. 2.Texas State UniversitySan Marcos, TXUSA
  3. 3.University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01095-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01096-6
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