A capabilities approach to educating the deliberate professional: theory and practice

McLean, Monica and Walker, Melanie (2016) A capabilities approach to educating the deliberate professional: theory and practice. In: Educating the deliberate professional: preparing for future practices. Professional and practice-based learning (17). Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 141-156. ISBN 978-3-319-32956-7

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Abstract

This chapter casts ‘deliberate professionalism’ as ‘public-good professionalism’. It brings to thinking about educating the deliberate professional a ‘capabilities approach’ lens, as it has been developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. The authors draw on a study of five professional education departments in three South African universities that collaboratively generated a Public-Good Professional Capabilities Index to discuss pedagogical aims and practice. The paper shows how a capability framework played out in the pedagogical practices in different university departments. It is argued that the capabilities approach can offer a contextualised, rounded and feasible lens on educating the deliberate professional.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Reflective practice, Deliberate professional, Capabilities apporach
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: McLean, Monica
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 09:45
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 09:47
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39659

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