Disciplinarity and work: work-based learning as an emergent transdisciplinary mode of study

Fergusson, Lee and van der Laan, Luke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2275-8974 (2021) Disciplinarity and work: work-based learning as an emergent transdisciplinary mode of study. World Futures. ISSN 0260-4027


Abstract

Work-based learning (WBL) is a pedagogy focused on learning through work, and has been described as an emergent 'transdisciplinary' mode of study. Professional Studies is a name given to practice-based research degrees which operationalize WBL. Thus, Professional Studies can be considered transdisciplinary. But what does transdisciplinarity mean in practice and how does it relate to academic disciplines when applied in a WBL context? This paper explores the characteristics of 'disciplinarity' and its relation to WBL in Australia. The paper provides evidence of transdisciplinarity through case examples of research projects, with an emphasis on addressing work-based problems and futures studies.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 6 October 2021. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2021 23:31
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 01:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: disciplinarity; professional studies; transdisciplinarity; work-based learning
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390115 Work integrated learning (incl. internships)
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160104 Professional development and adult education
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02604027.2021.1984158
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43759

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