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Developing professional responsibility in medicine: a sociomaterial curriculum


In this chapter we present the notion of a sociomaterial curriculum, drawing on Schatzki to theorize learning and pedagogy as bundles of practices and material arrangements. A sociomaterial curriculum refers to the ways in which practicearrangement bundles facilitate learning and organize its structure and content. It invokes established ideas of the curriculum as enacted, rather than as articulated in static texts, and draws new attention to the role of things in practice and learning. We argue that this new concept is useful in connecting developments in sociomaterial theories of practice with questions of learning and pedagogy. This casts professional knowledge and responsibility in a radically different light. While traditionally seen predominantly as cognitive and ethical phenomena, we portray their learning and enactment as a tight weaving between bodily actions and things.