Introduction : what are knowledge work practices in education? How can we study and promote them?

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Karlgren , K , Paavola , S & Ligorio , M B 2020 , ' Introduction : what are knowledge work practices in education? How can we study and promote them? ' , Research Papers in Education , vol. 35 , no. 1 , pp. 1-7 . https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2019.1677761

Title: Introduction : what are knowledge work practices in education? How can we study and promote them?
Author: Karlgren, Klas; Paavola, Sami; Ligorio, Maria Beatrice
Contributor organization: DigIT: Digital Learning and Work
Learning, Culture & Interventions (LECI)
Department of Education
Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning
Education of Education
Date: 2020-01-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Research Papers in Education
ISSN: 0267-1522
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2019.1677761
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313501
Abstract: New kinds of jobs require managing new kinds of work life compe-tences and a number of such key competences for lifelong learningwhich equip young people for further learning and employability ina knowledge society have already been identified. Research hashowever indicated that formal education is not providing adequatesupport and opportunities for acquiring the needed competenciesin practice. More discussion and empirical research is needed aboutknowledge work competences and related practices in secondaryschools, higher education and in the work life. The theme of thisspecial Issue is‘Knowledge work: educational practices preparingstudents for work life’and it has as its aim to contribute toa discussion on how changes in professional work can be takeninto account in educational settings. Of particular interest in thisspecial issue is how educational theory about‘knowledge-creation’is applied in practice. The trialogical approach to learning highlightscollaborative knowledge creation and the development of shared,mediating objects. This theory and its associated design principlesare introduced. The contributions of this special issue relate toimplementing ideas of the trialogical approach to learning in var-ious ways and each contribution is briefly presented.
Subject: Knowledge work
work practices
lifelong learning
21st century skills
knowledge creation
PRESERVICE TEACHERS
TECHNOLOGY
516 Educational sciences
611 Philosophy
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