Transforming practice: re-linking professional experience and the curriculum

Pooley, Alison (2015) Transforming practice: re-linking professional experience and the curriculum. Local Economy, 30 (3). pp. 292-304. ISSN 1470-9325

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We are experiencing environmental and social degradation on a global scale; our built environment. The construction industry make a significant contribution to the problem, the UK is no exception. This paper presents a summary of research exploring the concept of environmental responsibility with reference to learning within the UK construction industry. Examining professional practice through individual experience and a prosopographic lens provides an insight into learning outside of formal education. One of the challenges this paper poses is how we translate professional experience into strategies for education for sustainable development, and address the need for an industry to transform in order to build an environment for the future. Embedding a sense of learning for life, transformation and ecological awareness into the curriculum by perceiving learning as part of who we are, part of the development of the whole person, could be one way.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Experience, learning transformation, environmental responsibility
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Mohammed Gohrabian
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 08:50
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:01

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