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A capabilities approach to educating the deliberate professional: theory and practice

McLean, Monica; Walker, Melanie

Authors

Monica McLean monica.mclean@nottingham.ac.uk

Melanie Walker m.walker@ufs.ac.za



Contributors

Franziska Trede
Editor

Celina McEwan
Editor

Abstract

This chapter casts ‘deliberate professionalism’ as ‘public-good professionalism’. It brings to thinking about educating the deliberate professional a ‘capabilities approach’ lens, as it has been developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. The authors draw on a study of five professional education departments in three South African universities that collaboratively generated a Public-Good Professional Capabilities Index to discuss pedagogical aims and practice. The paper shows how a capability framework played out in the pedagogical practices in different university departments. It is argued that the capabilities approach can offer a contextualised, rounded and feasible lens on educating the deliberate professional.

Citation

McLean, M., & Walker, M. (2016). A capabilities approach to educating the deliberate professional: theory and practice. In C. McEwan, & F. Trede (Eds.), Educating the deliberate professional: preparing for future practicesSpringer International Publishing

Acceptance Date Apr 4, 2016
Publication Date Jun 29, 2016
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2017
Publicly Available Date
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue 17
Series Title Professional and practice-based learning
Book Title Educating the deliberate professional: preparing for future practices
ISBN 978-3-319-32956-7
Keywords Reflective practice, Deliberate professional, Capabilities apporach
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39659
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