Practice communities and practice leaders

Taylor, Pauline, and Patton, Narelle (2016) Practice communities and practice leaders. In: Higgs, Joy, and Trede, Franziska, (eds.) Professional Practice Marginalia. Sense Publishing, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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[Extract] In this chapter, we explore notions of practice communities and practice leaders, seeking to illuminate how, and to what extent, different voices are shaping contemporary practice discourse. We use the term "practice communities" to include all who contribute to the evolution of practice through actively instigating change and employing constraint: practitioners; neophytes; society; those with whom who we practice; accreditation bodies; policy-makers and, managers. We take the stance that all participants in practice communities have a right and a responsibility to contribute to the discourse and that practice is co-constituted and embodied. Practice does not exist outside of practising. Practice knowledge is constituted in practice, for practice. In relation to practice leadership, we highlight the increasing regulation and surveillance of professional practice and propose distributed leadership as an alternate leadership model that privileges the embodied nature of practice as well as the largely marginalised voices of everyday practitioners and those with whom they work.

Item ID: 39831
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: professional practice, marginalia
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2015 03:14
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940502 Professions and Professionalisation @ 100%
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