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Spring lecture 2014

Vocational pedagogy

Date: Wednesday 30 April 2014
Time: 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Location: Drama studio, NewVIc, Prince Regent Lane, London E13 8SG

Lorna UnwinLorna Unwin is a Professor at the Institute of Education. She has a research interest in the changing nature and development of vocational expertise and on work as a site for learning and the improvement of life chances. Lorna has a particular interest in apprenticeship as a model of learning and also in the historical development of further and technical education in Britain.

Discussion questions:

  • Why is it important to distinguish vocational pedagogy from teaching and learning in general?
  • How might apprenticeship as a model of learning be valuable for both you and your students?
  • What is your workplace (the college) like as learning environment for you and your colleagues?
  • Will current education and training policies enable young people to develop the types of occupational expertise they need to follow their occupational aspirations?


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