Knowing Practice is a study of practice-based learning across different occupations.
In the trades, practice-based learning is usually called “apprenticeship”. In information technology industries, it’s known as “cadetship”. In the later stages of formal learning in medicine, social work, and teaching, it’s “practicum” or vocational “immersion”.
Practice-based learning foregrounds learning-by-doing andstructured novice-to-expert progression while working. This approach is increasingly important around the world. Education programmes are moving away from a simple alignment of “the theory” with classroom learning and “the practical” with work know-how. Workplace learning experiences are now an important part of becoming a knowledgeable, skilled, and professional practitioner in all kinds of areas.