We have a publication date for the book: October 15th
We added to our slideware our presentation “Bridging professional learning, doing and innovation through making epistemic artefacts”, presented last week at the Practice-Based Education Summit “Bridging Practice Spaces” at Charles Sturt University. This presentation draws on the ideas from Chapter 8: Objects, things and artefacts in professional learning and doing of the book “Epistemic Fluency and Professional Learning“. It discusses how students’ work on making various artefacts for their assessments in courses that prepare them for professional practice bridges knowledge learnt in university setting with knowledge work in workplaces.
The gist of our argument can be summarised as follows:
In learning, much of the value of the epistemic artefacts comes from their dual and deeply entangled nature: they are simultaneously objective and grounded in situated experiences (aka. subjective). They embody actionable knowledge, and the activity through which they are constructed embodies knowledgeable action. They are reflective and projective.
We added a document with chapter abstracts and keywords on Epistemic fluency and professional education book page [PDF]. Perhaps this is the easiest way to find out what this book is about. Below are 100 most frequent words in this book.
Working with Springer, we’ve refined the text that will be used in promoting the book. The first three paras offer a good, reasonably concise summary of what the book aims to do.