Critical aspects of welding: Negotiating an object of learning in vocational school
2016 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The learning process in programme-specific subjects in technical vocational education often involves treating the object of learning in student-teacher interaction. Teaching also often includes handling different tools and materials manually. In this paper, we discuss the process of learning a specific object, namely learning to weld as it emerges in interaction between a teacher and a student in a teaching situation in a technical vocational classroom. The focus is on both the what-aspect and the how-aspect of learning, where variation theory is the analytical framework for the what-aspect of learning, and conversation analysis (CA) is the analytical framework for the how-aspect. By intertwining the two methods/frameworks we can get a deeper understanding of the learning process concerning a specific object of learning.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vocational learning, Variation theory, Conversation analysis, Learning content, Technical vocational education.
Research subject Educational Work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-45502DiVA: diva2:956543
PATT2016 - Technology Education for 21st Century skills