Anne Smith, Megan Gollop and Nicola Taylor

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The perspectives of 66 children and young people (aged 8/9 and 14/15 years) on their understanding of citizenship issues were obtained through focus group discussions in New Zealand schools. The children reported on their rights and responsibilities in the everyday contexts of home, school and community. An imaginary country exercise was also utilized to compare children's responses with their current lives in New Zealand. Children generally conceived of the new land as safer, happier and healthier, with greater freedoms and respect than they currently enjoyed.

Developing Practice Capability

Transforming Workplace Learning

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Edited by Narelle Patton, Joy Higgs and Megan Smith

Developing Practice Capability: Transforming Workplace Learning explores a Crucible Model for Professional Development as a means for better understanding workplace learning as a place for capability development. Professional practice is presented as a dynamic phenomenon that is embedded in practice contexts, embodied in and transformed through individual performances and ethically grounded. Workplace learning is examined in relation to development of a broad range of capabilities including qualities, judgement and potential for ethical action. The potential of the Crucible Model to enhance workplace learning is explored and narratives of professional practice capability development in action are provided. The discussions generate a range of implications and recommendations for workplace learning relevant to workplace learning educators and supervisors, academic educators, practitioners and students.

Imagining and Imaging

Creativity in qualitative research

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Narelle Patton, Joy Higgs and Megan Smith

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Edited by Narelle Patton, Joy Higgs and Megan Smith