Teacher Industry Placements as a Form of Professional Development for VET Teachers

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Annemarie, Schuller and Bergami, Roberto (2011) Teacher Industry Placements as a Form of Professional Development for VET Teachers. In: Pan-Pacific Conference XXVIII : Corporate Strategies for the Green World, May 26-29, 2011, Daejeon, Korea. Lee, Sang M, Lim, Seongbae and Nishio, Atsuto, eds. Pan-Pacific Business Association, Lincoln, Neb., pp. 86-88.


Through a series of semi-structured interviews conducted in Australia, as part of another project, this paper investigates the degree to which changes in teaching and learning practices are actually introduced into the classroom by teachers who have been on an industry placement. As an industry placement is a form of situated learning in a workplace context [2], the discussion is framed around Wenger’s (1998) three dimension of learning within a community of practice: Joint Enterprise, Mutual Engagement and Shared Repertoire of Knowledge [3]. The paper reports that there are significant institutional barriers in the implementation of changes in teaching and learning practices post an industry placement experience.

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9660
ISBN 1931649271
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of International Business
Historical > SEO Classification > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Keywords ResPubID24035, training, work experience, teachers, community of practice, Australia
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