"Becoming" a Professional: an Interdisciplinary Analysis of by Lesley Scanlon

By Lesley Scanlon

This ebook is based at the concept that ‘becoming’ is the main important defining notion for a brand new ‘professional’ type whose individuals remember that improvement of their operating lives is an open-ended, lifelong means of refinement and learning.

In an international the place being a ‘professional’ is an more and more vague suggestion and the place greater schooling and expertise are hard ‘professional’ norms, it truly is valuable that we now not imagine by way of an specific, ‘Anglo-American’, knowledge-rich classification of staff. Exploring the consequences of this perception for professions together with nursing, instructing, social paintings, engineering and the clergy, this quantity goals to inspire expert debate on what it skill to be a ‘professional’ during this globalised 21st century.

The ebook argues that ‘becoming’ a certified is a lifelong procedure within which person expert identities are built via formal schooling, place of work interactions and pop culture. The booklet advocates the ‘ongoingness’ of constructing a certified self all through one’s specialist lifestyles. What emerges is an idea of changing into a qualified diversified from the remoted, rugged, individualistic method of conventional specialist perform as represented in pop culture. it's a e-book for the reflective professional.

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