From Expert Student to Novice Professional

  • Anna Reid
  • Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren
  • Lars Owe Dahlgren
  • Peter Petocz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Anna Reid, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Peter Petocz, Lars Owe Dahlgren
    Pages 1-17
  3. Anna Reid, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Peter Petocz, Lars Owe Dahlgren
    Pages 19-33
  4. Anna Reid, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Peter Petocz, Lars Owe Dahlgren
    Pages 35-50
  5. Anna Reid, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Peter Petocz, Lars Owe Dahlgren
    Pages 51-67
  6. Anna Reid, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Peter Petocz, Lars Owe Dahlgren
    Pages 69-83
  7. Anna Reid, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Peter Petocz, Lars Owe Dahlgren
    Pages 85-101
  8. Anna Reid, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Peter Petocz, Lars Owe Dahlgren
    Pages 103-118
  9. Anna Reid, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Peter Petocz, Lars Owe Dahlgren
    Pages 119-137
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 139-155

About this book

Introduction

Students entering higher education expect their studies to lead them towards some specific form of professional career. But in this age, complex internationalized professions are the main source of work for graduates, so students need to prepare themselves for a future that can be volatile, changeable and challenging. This book shows how students navigate their way through learning and become effective students; it details how to shift the focus of their learning away from the formalism associated with the university situation towards the exigencies of working life. It is in this sense that the book explores how people move from being expert students to novice professionals. This book presents a model of professional learning fashioned out of a decade of research undertaken in countries half a world away from each other—Sweden and Australia. It uses empirical research gathered from students and teachers to show how students negotiate the forms of professional knowledge they encounter as part of their studies and how they integrate their understandings of a future professional world with professional knowledge and learning. It reveals that as students move from seeing themselves as learners, they take on more of a novice professional identity which in turn provides a stronger motivation for their formal studies.

Keywords

Australia Knowledge Sweden higher education learning professional professional learning professionals students university work

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna Reid
    • 1
  • Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren
    • 2
  • Lars Owe Dahlgren
    • 3
  • Peter Petocz
    • 4
  1. 1.Sydney UniversityPymbleAustralia
  2. 2.Dept. Behavioural Sciences &, LearningLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  3. 3.Dept. Behavioural Sciences &, LearningLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  4. 4., Department of StatisticsMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0250-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0249-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0250-9
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