Book Chapter

Clinical practice in education: Towards a conceptual framework

J Kriewaldt, LML Davies, S Rice, F Rickards, D Acquaro

A Companion to Research in Teacher Education | Published : 2017


Clinical practice has recently emerged as a promising approach that is being applied to teaching and teacher education. Despite this growing interest, however, conceptual and practical ambiguities continue to surround the term. This chapter provides a critical and comprehensive review of how clinical practice is being conceptualised in education by: (a) identifying the core components that characterise clinical practice in education; and (b) discussing the complexities and possibilities of clinical practice in theory and practice. The chapter begins by forging a conceptual framework for understanding clinical practice by identifying three core components that are central to characterising te..

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