Professor David Carr has had a chapter titled ‘Professionalism, Profession and Professional Conduct: Towards a Basic Logical and Ethical Geography' published in the edited collection The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning (Billett, S; Harteis, C; Gruber, H., 2014).
The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning discusses what constitutes professionalism and examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including associated research traditions and educational provisions.
In his chapter David explores the different senses of terms such as ‘profession’, ‘professional’ and ‘professionalism’, and looks at what distinguishes professions from other occupations in terms of conduct, nature and status. Further to this, the chapter also aspires to give a distinctively ‘virtue ethical’ account of such status focused on the development of ‘professional phronesis’.
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