Interactions in vocational education: negotiation of meaning of students and teaching strategies

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Author: Schaap, H.; Schaaf, M. F. van der; Bruijn, Elly de


This study aimed to describe verbal student-teacher interactions in vocational education from a socio-cultural perspective on negotiation of meaning. Teaching as part of these interactions is addressed by a combination of diagnosing, checking and intervening strategies. A study was conducted in which students (n students = 20) and teacher (n teachers = five) from Social Work (SW) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) worked together in small groups (n groups = five) discussing vocational core problems. Each group held five discussions (n discussions = 25). All discussions...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Culture and society; Research

Keywords: Learning process; Teaching method; Pedagogics; Student teacher relationship; Social aspects; Cultural aspects

Geographic subjects: Netherlands; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 39

Journal number: 1

Journal date: March 2017

Pages: pp. 52-70

ISSN: 0158-037X, 1470-126X (online)

Statement of responsibility: Harmen Schaap, Marieke van der Schaaf and Elly de Bruijn

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.381

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