Developing Learning Professionals

Integrating Experiences in University and Practice Settings

  • Stephen Billett
  • Amanda Henderson

Part of the Professional and Practice-based Learning book series (PPBL, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Integrating Practice and University Experiences: Curriculum and Pedagogy Practices

  3. Integrating Practice and University Experiences: Curriculum and Pedagogy Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Jennifer M. Newton, Stephen Billett, Brian Jolly, Cherene Ockerby
      Pages 43-57
    3. Elizabeth Molloy, Jenny Keating
      Pages 59-82
    4. Linda Sweet, Pauline Glover
      Pages 83-100
    5. Jennifer M. Newton
      Pages 119-130
    6. Peter McIlveen, Sally Brooks, Anna Lichtenberg, Martin Smith, Peter Torjul, Joanne Tyler
      Pages 149-165
  4. Institutional Practices and Imperatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Deborah Peach, Natalie Gamble
      Pages 169-186
    3. Maree O’Keefe, Sue McAllister, Ieva Stupans
      Pages 187-200
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-220

About this book


In higher education institutions across the globe, there is a growing interest in integrating classroom learning with experience in practice settings. This interest is the result of an increased emphasis on courses that prepare students for specific occupations in the hopes that upon graduation students will be job-ready.


Developing Learning Professionals: Integrating Experiences in University and Practice Settings explores how the integration of student experiences across university and practice settings might best be used to produce college graduates who are adept, critical practitioners. To do so, it draws on the findings of a series of projects in Australia that investigated diverse aspects of work-related learning. Through these projects, a range of scholars and researchers consider different aspects of this educational initiative within the same national higher education context. They address pedagogic and curriculum practices, institutional arrangements and partnerships of varying kinds, and a consolidated set of perspectives.


higher vocational education integrating academic and practice experiences learning for the professions learning in higher education learning occupations practice-based learning preparing for occupations professional education professional learning vocational education work-integrated learning workplace learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Billett
    • 1
  • Amanda Henderson
    • 2
  1. 1., School of Education & Professional StudiGriffith UniversityGriffithAustralia
  2. 2.School of Vocational, Technology &, Arts EducationGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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