What novice vocational education and training teachers learn in the teaching workplace


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Author: Francisco, Susanne


Vocational Education and Training (VET) teachers often begin teaching with limited or no teaching qualifications, and necessarily much of their learning to be a teacher takes place in the teaching workplace. This paper considers what novice VET teachers learn in the workplace and what enables and constrains that learning. We argue that teachers learn to undertake their teaching role primarily in the same way as others in their teaching department undertake the role. The paper introduces the concept of three different groups of VET teachers whose learning is enabled and constrained in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Workforce development; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Entry into working life; Workplace learning; Professional development; Learning process; Pedagogics; Work environment

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2020

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Journal volume: 18

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2020

Pages: pp. 37-54

ISSN: 1448-0220, 2204-0544 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 142.710

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