1st Edition

Developing Vocational Expertise
Principles and issues in vocational education

Edited By

John Stevenson





ISBN 9781865089195
Published April 1, 2003 by Routledge
288 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

An ambitious book with a number of excellent chapters. It will stand out in the broad field of vocational education and training for its strong basis in the research literature.

Professor Michael Young, London Institute of Education

Developing Vocational Expertise offers a systematic foundation for vocational education and training. Drawing on current research, it provides a theoretical basis for teachers and trainers to develop instructional strategies.

The contributors emphasise the importance of considering learning in context. They examine the core areas of literacy, numeracy, information literacy, problem-solving and creativity, as well as newer areas of instruction: flexible learning and guided learning.

Each chapter takes a structured approach to developing core sets of knowledge and skills for work. Within each area of expertise, recent theoretical and research developments are outlined, and the implications for curriculum development, teaching and learning are explained. Teachers and trainers are encouraged to select an appropriate combination of approaches to suit the particular needs of their students and circumstances.

Developing Vocational Expertise is an essential resource for students in vocational and occupational education, and will also interest technical and further education teachers and industry trainers.

Table of Contents

PART 1: VOCATIONAL EXPERTISE AND ITS DEVELOPMENT

1. Expertise for the Workplace

By John Stevenson

2. Vocational Teaching and Learning in context

By John Stevenson

PART 2: DEVELOPING EXPERTISE FOR KEY PURSUITS

3. Developing Literacy

By Jean Searle

4. Developing Numeracy

By Clive Kanes

5. Developing Information Literacy

By Fred Beven

6. Developing Problem-solving Skills

By Howard Middleton

7. Developing Creativity

By Irena Yashin-Shaw

8. Working Values

By John Stevenson

PART 3: EMERGING CHALLENGES IN INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY

9. Stategies for Developing Flexible Learning

By Clive Kanes

10. Guiding Vocational Learning

By Stephen Billett

11. Integrating Approaches to Developing Vocat

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Biography

John Stevenson is Professor of Post-Compulsory Education and Training at Griffith University, Australia. Contributors come from the highly regarded Centre for Learning and Work Research at Griffith University.