Developing Vocational Expertise: Principles and Issues in Vocational Education

Developing Vocational Expertise: Principles and Issues in Vocational Education

Developing Vocational Expertise: Principles and Issues in Vocational Education

Developing Vocational Expertise: Principles and Issues in Vocational Education

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The purpose of this book is to synthesise approaches that might be taken to developing vocational expertise. The various chapters discuss and report research relevant to establishing an understanding of the nature of vocational expertise and synthesising principles to guide instruction. The book is aimed at researchers in the field of vocational education and training, teachers and trainers seeking to understand and improve teaching and learning practices, and policy-makers seeking to improve the quality of vocational education and training. The book replaces an earlier work which is now out of print, Cognition at Work: The Development of Vocational Expertise, published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, from 1994 to 2000.

The book explores what should be the subject of the education that seeks to develop individuals for the workplace—vocational education. What kind of knowledge should be the subject of vocational education and how should it relate to the kinds of expertise that we see in the workplace? Chapter 1 provides an extensive analysis of what constitutes expertise in everyday and vocational contexts. It is assumed that the idea of expertise developed in this book will be applicable to many fields of human endeavour outside of the subject areas explicitly examined here.

The book does not seek to advance a singular theoretical perspective for understanding issues and synthesising teaching and learning principles. Rather, each chapter of the book draws upon a variety of . . .

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