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ERIC Number: EJ1078411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1874-785X
Apprentices' Learning of Occupationally Informed Practical Judgment
Chan, Selena
Vocations and Learning, v8 n3 p335-351 Oct 2015
Learning to become trade workers requires developing the ability to make practical workplace-based judgments, often centred around difficult to articulate trade "know-how" or tacit knowledge. Apprentices learn discipline specific ways of doing, thinking, feeling and being from experts, peers and through interactions with occupational artefacts and environments. Hence, distinct and specialised trade or discipline specific socio-cultural and socio-material factors influence how processes are followed, tools or equipment are deployed, materials are made or assembled and workplace relationships are transacted. Consequently, learning practical judgment is but one facet of expertise contributing to occupational identity. This article reports on apprentices' perceptions of how they "learnt a trade" and provides direction for the enhancement of learning occupationally-delineated practical judgment.
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Language: English
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