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Book Chapter: A Phenomenographic Way of Seeing and Developing Professional Learning

TitleA Phenomenographic Way of Seeing and Developing Professional Learning
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherSpringer
Citation
A Phenomenographic Way of Seeing and Developing Professional Learning. In Billett, S., Harteis, C & Gruber, H (Eds.), International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning, p. 591-609. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014 How to Cite?
AbstractThe growing interest in professional education has brought questions about how and where professional learning can best be developed. This chapter proposes a basis for developing professional learning, which adopts the view of learning from phenomenography. It is argued that professional learning can be conceptualized as a qualitative change of the learner in his or her way of experiencing or seeing the phenomenon or situation, which can be defined in terms of the critical aspects of the phenomenon or situation which the learner simultaneously focuses upon and discerns. It is also argued that by providing the learner with the opportunity to experience certain patterns of variation and invariance in the learning condition, he or she will be empowered to discern and focus on the critical aspects, which in turn improve his or her professional capabilities to handle novel situations. This chapter first discusses how three major theories of learning, i.e. cognitivism, constructivism and situated cognition, conceptualize professional learning. It is followed by an explication of the phenomenographic way of seeing professional learning, with the highlight of the underpinning theory of learning, the variation theory. To exemplify how we attempt to foster professional learning among the learners, an empirical study which helps student teachers to develop professionally by forming a more sophisticated way of experiencing good teaching is reported. The chapter concludes by discussing implications of this view of learning for instructional practice within professional education.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/204873
ISBN
Series/Report no.Springer International Handbooks of Education

 

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dc.contributor.authorPang, MFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-20T00:51:20Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-20T00:51:20Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationA Phenomenographic Way of Seeing and Developing Professional Learning. In Billett, S., Harteis, C & Gruber, H (Eds.), International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning, p. 591-609. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9789401789011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/204873-
dc.description.abstractThe growing interest in professional education has brought questions about how and where professional learning can best be developed. This chapter proposes a basis for developing professional learning, which adopts the view of learning from phenomenography. It is argued that professional learning can be conceptualized as a qualitative change of the learner in his or her way of experiencing or seeing the phenomenon or situation, which can be defined in terms of the critical aspects of the phenomenon or situation which the learner simultaneously focuses upon and discerns. It is also argued that by providing the learner with the opportunity to experience certain patterns of variation and invariance in the learning condition, he or she will be empowered to discern and focus on the critical aspects, which in turn improve his or her professional capabilities to handle novel situations. This chapter first discusses how three major theories of learning, i.e. cognitivism, constructivism and situated cognition, conceptualize professional learning. It is followed by an explication of the phenomenographic way of seeing professional learning, with the highlight of the underpinning theory of learning, the variation theory. To exemplify how we attempt to foster professional learning among the learners, an empirical study which helps student teachers to develop professionally by forming a more sophisticated way of experiencing good teaching is reported. The chapter concludes by discussing implications of this view of learning for instructional practice within professional education.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
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dc.titleA Phenomenographic Way of Seeing and Developing Professional Learningen_US
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dc.identifier.emailPang, MF: pangmf@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-017-8902-8_22-
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