Toward a pedagogy for professional noticing: learning through observation

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Author: Rooney, Donna; Boud, David


A necessary skill that underpins all professional practice is noticing that which is salient. Noticing can be learned directly and indirectly through a variety of campus-based and placement activities. This paper suggests that developing a capacity for noticing is under conceptualised and underdeveloped in courses preparing students for the professions. It discusses three aspects of noticing: noticing in context, noticing of significance and noticing learning, and explores the use of these through a case study of simulation in nursing education. The case study points to the importance of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Higher education

Keywords: Pedagogics; Instructional design; Work integrated learning; Student placement; Case study

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2019

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Journal volume: 12

Journal number: 3

Journal date: October 2019

Pages: pp. 441-457

ISSN: 1874-785X, 1874-7868 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.352

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