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Expansive Learning in Professional Contexts

A Materialist Perspective

Authors: Beighton, Christian

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  • Explores critically the range of approaches to expansive learning and organizational research
  • Contrasts the aims of expansive learning with regards to knowledge
  • Bases research on Police Firearms training
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This book discusses approaches to organizational learning from a materialist point of view. Inspired by research into Police Firearms training, features of expansive learning inform the development of perspectives on training which challenge traditional modes of research and delivery. The book critically reviews a range of approaches to expansive learning and organizational research, establishing the bases and limitations of an Expansive Learning Index whose aim is to support collaborative provision in the context of work-based research. Reflecting on this process, it stresses the strangeness and mobility of workplace learning and develops a philosophical pragmatics for professional development. Approaches to knowledge and enquiry which place language and subjectivity at the heart of development are challenged by a more pragmatic approach to expansive learning: its consequences for training, research, and professional development lead to a discussion of the need for immanent forms of professional ethics.

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Christian Beighton is Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He has many years of experience in teaching and training in a variety of settings, including as an Honorary Firearms Instructor. His previous book Deleuze and Lifelong Learning published 2015. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Expansive Learning in Professional Contexts
Book Subtitle
A Materialist Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57436-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57436-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57435-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 119
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