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dc.contributor.authorFenwick, Taraen_UK
dc.contributor.editorBillett, Sen_UK
dc.contributor.editorHarteis, Cen_UK
dc.contributor.editorGruber, Hen_UK
dc.description.abstractWithin contemporary policy contexts of urgent demands for professional accountability, more regulatory agencies, and increased measurement of outputs, this chapter outlines issues in the assessment of learning in practice. A key focus here is conflicting purposes of assessment and views about learning. Assessment dilemmas in practice contexts include pluralist expectations, unclear evaluative authority, and contested criteria given the different epistemic cultures at stake. Competing ideologies shape the demands and measures of what comprises ‘good' professional performance ensue from a range of stakeholders and knowledge sources. Struggles also unfold over the practicalities of assessing professional learning in situ. Finally, a key dilemma is reconciling the nature of practice itself with assessment of learning. Practice is largely recognized now to be a participational confluence of multiple actors and interactions, while the conventional focus for assessing professional learning still tends to be individual performance. The central difficulty is to conduct useful assessments with effective, explicit purposes that do not reduce complex practices to simplistic outcomes. Drawing from research case examples in diverse occupations such as medicine, teaching, pharmacy, accounting and nursing, this chapter critically examines current approaches to assess professional learning in practice. The discussion then turns to consider new conceptions of learning in practice from sociomaterial theories, conceptions that may help inspire new assessment approaches for the future.en_UK
dc.relationFenwick T (2014) Assessment of professionals’ continuous learning in practice. In: Billett S, Harteis C & Gruber H (eds.) International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning. Springer International Handbooks of Education. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 1271-1297.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpringer International Handbooks of Educationen_UK
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dc.subjectPractice-based learningen_UK
dc.subjectAssessment of learningen_UK
dc.subjectSociomaterial theoryen_UK
dc.titleAssessment of professionals’ continuous learning in practiceen_UK
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dc.citation.btitleInternational Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learningen_UK
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local.rioxx.authorFenwick, Tara|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorBillett, S|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorHarteis, C|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorGruber, H|en_UK
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