Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development > Vol. 3, No. 2 (2006)

Guest editors’ introduction to special theme issue: Reflective practices

Patrick Alan Danaher, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Andre P Grace, University of Alberta

Abstract

This special theme issue of Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development is entitled Reflective Practices: Promoting Professional Learning in Contemporary Workplaces. Current rhetoric constructs such workplaces as learning organisations and communities of practice facilitating situated learning (Anderson, Reder, & Simon, 1997; Lave & Wenger, 1993) where the effective attainment of outcomes depends on employees at all levels renewing their professional learning and contributing to ongoing efficiencies. Potential barriers to the promotion of this view of professional learning include employees who might take a different view of their roles and/or organisations failing to accept and build on that learning.

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