Vocational knowledge in motion: rethinking vocational knowledge through vocational teachers' professional development

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Author: Broad, Janet Hamilton


The paper presents empirical data to consider some of the current debates concerning the nature of vocational knowledge taught in further education colleges to students following craft, vocational and occupational courses. The concept of 'knowledge in motion' and workplace learning theories are employed as a conceptual framework to examine the continuing professional development (CPD) activities of vocational teachers. This is used to shed light on the ways in which teachers use CPD as a means of accessing and transporting vocational knowledge from occupations to classrooms. Empirical...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Professional development

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Journal volume: 68

Journal number: 2

Journal date: June 2016

Pages: pp. 143-160

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 125.160

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