From novice to expert: Building professional acumen through tertiary education programs

Clive Martin Jones

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The effective training of any professional is an important responsibility that universities undoubtedly must uphold. Due to the extensive range of professionals trained through the tertiary education sector and the potential impact of university graduates in their local, national, and international communities, university students must be equipped in the best possible way to ensure professional expertise is developed across all domains. This chapter highlights the important role of long-term practical experience in the development of professional skills and expertise for university students. It also provides a template to demonstrate how practical experience can be incorporated incrementally within university degrees from first year through to graduation as a way to ensure the gradual, yet sound, development of professional acumen is attained.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations in teaching and learning
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches to professional development from across the disciplines
EditorsA.L. Kenworthy
Place of PublicationBraddon, Australia
PublisherHalstead Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)97819920831806
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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