By Laurent Filliettaz, Stephen Billett

This publication generates a complete account of how within which practice-based studying has been conceptualized within the Francophone context. studying for occupations, and the tutorial and practice-based reports aiding it are the topic of elevated curiosity and a focus globally. Governments, expert our bodies, offices and staff are actually searching for reports that aid the preliminary and ongoing improvement of occupational capacities. as a result, extra recognition is being given to offices as websites for this studying. This specialize in studying via paintings has lengthy been emphasized within the Francophone global, which has constructed certain traditions and conceptions of institutions among paintings and studying. those contain ergonomics didactics. but, when being authorized and of lengthy status within the Francophone international, those conceptions and traditions, and the practices assisting them are little identified approximately or understood within the Anglophone global, that's the dominant medium for medical and academic dialogue. This publication addresses this challenge via drawing on debts from France, Switzerland and Canada that make available and difficult those traditions, conceptions and practices via examples in their purposes to occupationally comparable studying. those debts provide adaptations and culturally-specific advancements of those traditions, yet jointly emphasize a preoccupation with how either paintings and studying have to be understood via positioned issues of people enacting their paintings perform. during this means, they provide noteworthy and beneficial contributions to modern international concerns of studying via work.

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Mainly inspired by the work of Piaget, Professional Didactics focuses on cognition and cognitive invariants of experienced professionals. It also investigates the dynamic processes through which objects transform into instruments for action during work (Pastre´ 2007; Rabardel 1995; Rabardel and Pastre´ 2005; Rabardel and Beguin 2005). These cognitive constructs are naturally developed over the course of long periods of time and are considered as pragmatic concepts that can be used to organise work practices.

Likewise, the theory of community of practice (Lave and Wenger 1991; Rogoff 1990; Wenger 1998) is widely referred to. Dewey (1938), with his theory of inquiry, valuation and experience, also appears as a central reference to account for learning as a (collective) inquiry process responding to problematic situation met in the course of the work activity. g. Simon 1965), theory 40 L. Filliettaz et al. of organisational learning (Antonacopoulou and Chiva 2007; Clegg et al. 2005; Elkjaer 2004; Gherardi et al.

Multiple modelling, loose vs. ). e. parents and professional educators) negotiating different repertoires of practices and meanings, in particular about educational and caring practices and beliefs. g. technicians or accountants or purchasers), that is, in Wenger’s (1998) sense, a community sharing common professional practices and culture (“professional genre”), and, on the other hand, “communities of process”, that is, a community of people from different professional cultures but cooperating towards common work goals and process.

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