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'Becoming' a professional : an interdisciplinary analysis of professional learning /

by Scanlon, Lesley (ed.).

Publisher: Dordrecht ; London Springer 2011Description: x, 261 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: "Becoming" is used in this interdisciplinary work as an emergent, iterative concept of professional identity formation. The conceptual framework of "becoming", as well as the arguments in the book are intended to encourage "professionals" and those engaged in their education - to reflect on what it means to be a "professional" in the twenty-first century, an era dominated by the discourses of globalisation, "new mangerialism", multiculturalism and deprofessionalisation. We live in a world where not only scholars, but also a better educated client base informed by technological innovations, have issued unprecedented challenges to the traditional professional ideal. The once paradigmatic identity of the superiority of the Anglo-American professional, grounded in an exclusive knowledge-base and an altruistic "public-service" principle, are no longer tenable. The book will generate dialogue about the nature of professionalism through a multidisciplinary lens in chapters on medicine, nursing and teaching and in reference to social work, the clergy and engineering. Here, becoming a professional is a lifelong, extended process that constructs an individual's professional identity through formal education, workplace interactions and popular culture. It advocates the "ongoing" modality of developing a professional self throughout one?s professional life. What emerges from this work is a concept of becoming a professional that is quite different from the isolated, rugged, individualistic approach to traditional professional practice as represented in popular culture. It is a book for the reflective professional. ; Contents: 1.`Becoming' a Professional / Lesley Scanlon -- 2.Becoming As an Appropriate Metaphor for Understanding Professional Learning / Phil Hodkinson -- 3.Learning to Be -- At Work / David Beckett -- 4.Higher Education and Becoming a Professional / Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren -- 5.Becoming Authentic Professionals: Learning for Authenticity / Gloria Dall'Alba -- 6.White Coats, Handmaidens and Warrior Chiefs: The Role of Filmic Representations in Becoming a Professional / Lesley Scanlon -- 7.Becoming a Medical Professional / Alan Bleakley -- 8.Professional Practice and Doctoral Education: Becoming a Researcher / Alison Lee -- 9.Becoming a Professional Doctor / Kirsty Foster -- 10.Becoming a Professional Nurse / Sandie Bredemeyer -- 11.Teacher Professional Becoming: A Practice-Based, Actor-Network Theory Perspective / Dianne Mulcahy -- 12.And the Conclusion for Now Is ...? / Lesley ScanlonAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"They're all special". Report on 39 neighbourhood centres and community learning centres in the inner Eastern region. /

by Tinney, Phyllis.

Publisher: n.p. Network of Inner Eastern Community Houses 1986Description: 32p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2010 update of the European inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning - final report /

by Hawley, Jo | European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training | Souto Otero, Manuel | Duchemin, Claire.

Publisher: Thessaloniki, Greece European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 37-38Summary: The European Inventory provides a unique record on how validation is already being used at national, regional and local level to address issues relating to lifelong learning, employment and social exclusion. This is particularly important in the context of the current economic crisis, which has accelerated the importance of validation drivers identified in the 2007 Inventory, such as the need for effective re-deployment of the adult population into employment. A number of countries have recognised the role validation has to play in addressing skills shortages and in supporting those facing redundancy to identify and pursue an alternative career pathway. Other initiatives recognise the role of validation in combating social exclusion, by empowering 'the low qualified' and other disadvantaged groups to identify and understand their own competences and potential.Availability: (1)

Adult learning, Australia /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4229.0 2010Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This publication presents information about the recent learning experiences of persons aged 25 to 64 years. Statistics in this publication were collected in the Adult Learning topic included in the 2006-07 Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS). Details on participation in formal, non-formal and informal learning in the 12 months prior to interview are presented together with the socio-demographic characteristics of participants and non-participants. Information on the concepts and methods used in the survey, reliability of the results and definitions and interpretation are included in the Explanatory Notes, Technical Note, and Glossary.Availability: (1)

Adult literacy research overviews, 2004 /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Adult refugee learners with limited literacy : needs and effective responses /

by Benseman, John | Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2012 Bibliography : p. 30Summary: The purpose of this NZ study was to document and analyse the learning needs and issues of adult refugees with low language and literacy skills by looking at how their prior experiences and current contexts affect their educational participation and learning. In addition, the study has sought to identify educational strategies for teaching these learners and provide a teaching resource for other teachers based on the project's findings. The specific focus of the study was adult refugee learners with low-level language and literacy skills currently enrolled in educational programmes with English Language Partners. A review of the research literature has shown that there are few studies on refugees as learners in New Zealand contexts. It also showed that there are concerns about the quality of provision for them. This study has provided some insights into the nature and extent of refugees' learning needs as well as some elucidation of strategies to achieve impact on their language and literacy skills with a longer aim of achieving successful settlement in New Zealand.Availability: (1)

AMEP 2010 : response to the review of the Adult Migrant English Program discussion paper. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 9 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 2 copies INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Australia's approach to lifelong learning /

by Karmel, Tom | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A.UNESCO International Expert Meeting on TVET (Learning for Work Citizenship and Sustainability). Conference proceedings. (25-28 October 2004 : Bonn, Germany) 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented to UNESCO International Expert Meeting on TVET (Learning for Work Citizenship and Sustainability) 25–28th October 2004 at Hotel Bristol, BonnSummary: Lifelong learning means different things to different people. This paper takes a pragmatic approach and examines adult engagement with various aspects of Australia's education and training system and the policy framework that underpins the system. It is argued that Australia's policy framework for lifelong learning is relatively weak because the educational framework is very open and does not discriminate on the basis of age. In a sense, Australia does not have a policy because it does not need one: its whole approach has encouraged lifelong learning.Availability: (1)

Barriers to training for older workers and possible policy solutions. /

by Wooden, Mark | Curtain, Richard.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs 2001Description: x, 303 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography: p. 289-304Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building the foundations : outcomes from the adult language, literacy and numeracy search conference /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 9 March 2011Summary: The importance of adult language, literacy and numeracy for greater workforce participation, productivity and social inclusion are well recognised, with both national and international research demonstrating the benefits of increasing proficiency for both individuals and communities. But there are still more questions to be answered, such as what is the extent of adult language, literacy and numeracy provision in Australia, and whose responsibility is it to fund such provision in the workplace? In September 2010, NCVER hosted a forum on behalf of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to explore these questions and what needs to be done to find the answers. This paper presents a summary of those discussions and recommendations for future action.Availability: (1)

Career guidance for adults in England : a joint policy position paper /

by National Institute of Adult Continuing Education.

Publisher: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education 2011Description: p. 20.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper aims to inform debate about the future of adult career guidance in England. At this time of significant economic uncertainty and government reform, NIACE and NAEGA believe that it is appropriate to both re-evaluate and reaffirm the role and potential of adult career guidance for individuals, communities and society. The development now underway of the new national careers service provides a further imperative for critical reflection on the shape and function of adult career guidance as a whole.Availability: (1)

Carlton community lifelong learning hub project : final report. /

by Hopkins, Liza | Swinburne University of Technology. Institute for Social esearch.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology 2006Description: Text.Notes: URL: 'http://www.sisr.net/publications/0512hopkins.doc' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:23:51 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Citizenship and democracy in further and adult education /

by Hopkins, Neil.

Publisher: Dordrecht, The Netherlands Springer 2014Description: xi,178 p.Notes: Bibliography : p. 165-171 Includes indexSummary: This book addresses the questions why citizenship education is an important subject for students in further and adult education and why we need democratic colleges to support the study of citizenship education. It investigates the historical roots of further and adult education and identifies how the adoption of citizenship education in the post-compulsory sector can enrich vocational studies in further education and programmes in adult education. It is argued that democratic colleges are vital to ensure that citizenship education informs the decision-making process throughout educational institutions (and as a means of establishing fair and equal representation for important stakeholders).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Collaborative local learning ecologies : reflections on the governance of lifelong learning in England /

by Hodgson, Ann | Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning | Spours, Ken.

Publisher: Leicester, U.K. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning. Sector paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 22-25Summary: This paper is an attempt to use ecological concepts that have been developed across a number of different areas of human and natural activity to think about approaches to governance in the complex area of lifelong learning. The ecological metaphor helps us to recognise important features of the diverse, dynamic, complex, evolving, fragile spaces and entities that constitute adult learning. This paper uses these tools to reflect upon strategies for building effective, inclusive and collaborative local learning ecologies, capable of meeting the needs of all learners in a locality.Availability: (1)

Community Learning Champions : report on the National Community Learning Champions Support Programme 2009-2011 /

by National Institute of Adult Continuing Education.

Publisher: Leicester, U.K. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011Summary: The report will be of special interest to anyone working to improve places and services and to strengthen communities. It will also help those considering setting up or funding Community Learning Champion schemes. Based as the scheme is on the work of volunteers, training and supporting Community Learning Champions effectively is fundamental to their impact, and this requires funds. Community Learning Champions should be viewed as complementary to the work of professionals, not substitutes for them. They have a valuable role to play in engaging people who have proved hard to reach for traditional providers, signposting them and supporting them through learning but also helping to develop new learning opportunities for them. This report outlines the key elements of the programme, local and national, assesses the difference the Community Learning Champions have made and identifies the resources produced. It should be read alongside those resources, especially the toolkits, the training programme and a series of films illustrating various aspects of the work of Community Learning Champions.Availability: (1)

Community learning, the outcomes report: a research report prepared for the Victorian Technical and Further Education Board. /

by Kimberley, Helen.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian TAFE Board 1986Description: 107p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Embracing cultural diversity : examples of good practice in VET.

by Bedson, Lois | Equity Research Centre.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Equity Research Centre 2004Description: 16 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: December 2004 "Report to the Office of Training & [and] Tertiary Education" -- cover. "This document presents examples of good practice in achieving equity and diversity objectives for people from non-English speaking backgrounds" -- cover.Summary: This document presents a range of examples of good practice in achieving equity and diversity objectives for people from a non-English speaking background in the Victorian VET sector. The document presents examples from four different VET areas: ESL and access programs, vocational training programs, a TAFE run State Government funded retraining program for retrenched workers, and community partnerships and outreach.Availability: (1)

Enhancing career development : the role of community-based career guidance for disengaged adults /

by Beddie, Francesca | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Lorey, Barb | Pamphilon, Barbara.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The project investigates learning and career development services for adults, particularly those who are in some way disengaged from the labour market or educational systems. The study considers whether a single career development service model could be broadly applied. The study found that many older job seekers or those marginally employed needing career advice were reluctant to seek it, and that such advice was best provided by agencies which are community-based, affordable and impartial.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Equity in vocational education and training : research readings. /

by Bowman, Kaye (ed.) | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-304)Availability: No items available

Focus on adults: towards a productive learning culture. (The Edgar Report). /

by Victoria. Ministerial Review of Adult Education in Victoria.

Edition: Re-issued ed.Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Ministry of Education, Victoria 1988Description: 158p. Bibliography pp.154-158.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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