The need for case studies to illustrate quality practice: teaching in higher education to ensure quality of entry level professionals

Newman, Tara and Trimmer, Karen and Padro, Fernando F. (2019) The need for case studies to illustrate quality practice: teaching in higher education to ensure quality of entry level professionals. In: Ensuring quality in professional education volume I: human client fields pedagogy and knowledge structures. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-17. ISBN 978-3-030-01095-9

Abstract

Professions present themselves as providing a social benefit to society and, reciprocally, the expectation is for the professions to contribute to the accomplishment of important social goals. Specifics about how to define a profession and professionalism have varied over the years and continue to do so. To further add to the complexity, some professions face regulatory compliance issues in the form of licensure or other state-defined requirement(s) to denote the state’s interest in assuring the public of the practitioner’s qualifications and experience as a safeguard to the common well-being. There are different routes toward preparing well-qualified professionals through higher education. These routes are largely determined by decisions academics make regarding content, curriculum alignment, in-class and out-of-class learning experiences, pedagogical techniques, integration of research with practice, and philosophical approaches toward the profession. But the key to effective preparation ultimately rests with the value employers place on the focus, emphasis and balance between the academic and practical in relationship to their own expectations for skills graduates must have to garner their interest.


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Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 06:09
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 04:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: quality, professions, regulatory compliance, professional education, case studies
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01096-6_1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35427

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