Professional learning in Higher Education: making good practice relevant

Jeannie Daniels

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Professionals working in a range of contexts are increasingly expected to engage in ongoing professional learning to maintain their skills and develop their practices. In this paper, I focus on professional learning in Higher Education and challenge the standardisation of professional learning that is becoming prevalent in a number of countries. I argue that professional learning must challenge accepted wisdom, and that this is possible while still adhering to the standards required for professional legitimacy. Developing praxis is suggested as a way of producing relevant and active professional learners while still addressing the professional standards required for quality assurance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-181
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal for Academic Development
Issue number2
Early online date28 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017


  • praxis
  • higher education
  • professional standards
  • professional learning


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