The role of epistemology in practice-based learning

The case of artifacts

Jordan WILLIAMS, Jackie WALKINGTON

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Abstract

One way that higher education institutions attempt to promulgate and standardise practices around practice-based learning is through the use of artifacts: forms, workbooks, documented practices, narratives and the like. This chapter examines the functioning of practice-based learning artifacts. In particular, the chapter is concerned with understanding how artifacts, whose official purpose is to educate about and standardise practice-based learning, are used in positive ways to promote best practice while at the same time they may work against development and implementation of best practice. We employ Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of habitus, field and cultural capital to theorise the reasons for variations in the effectiveness of artifacts in standardizing practice-based learning activities. We bring Michel de Certeau’s concepts of strategy and tactic to bear on understanding ways in which academics use artifacts to inform their implementation of practice-based learning
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractice-based Learning in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationJostling Cultures
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherSpringer
Chapter7
Pages99-110
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789401795029
ISBN (Print)9789401795012, 9789401778633
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Publication statusPublished - 2015

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WILLIAMS, J., & WALKINGTON, J. (2015). The role of epistemology in practice-based learning: The case of artifacts. In Practice-based Learning in Higher Education: Jostling Cultures (pp. 99-110). Netherlands: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9502-9_7
WILLIAMS, Jordan ; WALKINGTON, Jackie. / The role of epistemology in practice-based learning : The case of artifacts. Practice-based Learning in Higher Education: Jostling Cultures. Netherlands : Springer, 2015. pp. 99-110
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Practice-based Learning in Higher Education: Jostling Cultures. Netherlands : Springer, 2015. p. 99-110.

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WILLIAMS J, WALKINGTON J. The role of epistemology in practice-based learning: The case of artifacts. In Practice-based Learning in Higher Education: Jostling Cultures. Netherlands: Springer. 2015. p. 99-110 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9502-9_7