Multiple Dimensions of Teaching and Learning for Occupational Practice offers a collection of international perspectives on work-related education and training at further/Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), higher and professional levels. The book provides a new area of study of occupational education with tripartite dimensions concerning learning, teaching and working.
Providing space for further research and implementation possibilities, the book offers comprehensive multidisciplinary and multi-level perspectives, giving extensive coverage of the structure and focus of these types of programmes concerning geographical locations and academic levels, and also drawing on perspectives from national, institutional and individual interactions. Topics of investigations include apprenticeships, education of occupational teachers, training of workers and entrepreneurs, and working of physicians.
Multiple Dimensions of Teaching and Learning for Occupational Practice will be vital reading for academics in education, educationalists in the related areas of clinical practices, sports and culture-related industries, researchers, policymakers, government officials and those from socio-development change agencies.
"This research monograph presents the concept of "ocupational practice" as a possible common denominator across different educational levels and systems, academic disciplines and countries. The total of 13 contributions were written by highly esteemed international researchers from various disciplines and countries. The guiding principle of the volume is to capture TVET, professional and higher education not over the divide, but through what they share in common, which is the connection of teaching, learning and working. This approach does not aim to negate differences, but to condense what is expressed in multiple dimensions of teaching and learning for an occupational practice. The approach of "occupational education", based on this concept, could become a central leitmotif that can bridge the educational world to the world of work across disciplines, levels, systems and countries. Such a boundary object is missing so far. I welcome and appreciate this comprehensive and comparative approach because it asks the fundamental question - what is the pattern that connects? I can confirm what the editor notes: This research monograph is suitable to open the ground for a possible new area of education."
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Gessler, Chair of Vocational and Professional Education and Training, University of Bremen, Institute Technology and Education (ITB), Germany.
Researching occupational practice
‘Ausbildungsberufe’ – a necessary and complex ingredient of the ‘Dual’ apprenticeship frameworks
Occupational preparation for manual work: fitter/machinists and concrete operators
Perspectives of beginning trades tutors on teaching and learning
A typology of occupational teachers’ capacities across the three academic levels
Education and training in human movement programmes: stakeholder perspectives
SALLEE CALDWELL AND MELINDA HALL
Educating work-ready youth workers: designing a university program for Australian and international contexts
Learning to become an entrepreneur in unfavourable conditions: the case of new-entrants in the context of the Greek debt-crisis
KONSTANTINOS KARANASIOS AND THOMAS LANS
Professionalism and affective learning for new prison officers: learning values, attitudes and behaviours in training at the Scottish Prison Service
The journey from healthcare assistant to assistant practitioner: working and learning
Understanding and appraising medical students’ learning through clinical experiences: participatory practices at work
STEPHEN BILLETT AND LINDA SWEET
Learning decision making in Emergency Medicine
DUNCAN THOMAS CARMICHAEL
Reflections on the occupational practice