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Type: Book chapter
Title: University transitions in practice: research-learning, fields and their communities of practice
Author: Fergie, D.
Citation: Universities in transition: Foregrounding social contexts of knowledge in the first year experience, 2014 / Brook, H., Fergie, D., Maeorg, M., Michell, D. (ed./s), Ch.2, pp.41-74
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Publisher Place: Adelaide
Issue Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781922064820
Editor: Brook, H.
Fergie, D.
Maeorg, M.
Michell, D.
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Deane Fergie
Abstract: This chapter is about university transitions in practice. It seeks to extend the scope of enquiry from a narrow concern with undergraduate student transition (see Parker and Gale, Chapter 1, this book) to a university- and field-wide approach by developing a practice perspective on universities and the university field. Practice is our point of departure. Universities are the focus. The concept of research-learning is introduced as the generic but richly variegated practice at the heart of any university. Analysis moves to consider how fields of research-learning practice are constituted in and through communities of practice and how learning and transition are at the heart of communities of practice. This brings consideration to tensions at the intersection of potentially global and diasporic research-learning fields and their position in local universities and communities, broader social forms and the global university field. The chapter then turns to explore how these insights can inform the design and delivery of courses of research-learning practice in a university. I introduce a practicum approach to research-learning.
Rights: © 2014 The Contributors. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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