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ERIC Number: EJ1223482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Embodied Learning in Vocational Education and Training
Hyland, Terry
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v71 n3 p449-463 2019
Researchers investigating learning from primary to higher education have emphasised the crucial role of embodiment in the process of developing knowledge, skills and expertise. In spite of this, the physical or psychomotor aspects of learning are vastly under-researched and undervalued in the literature on vocational education and training (VET). Such a marginalisation of embodiment and the physical is regrettable in that -- in addition to its failure to sufficiently acknowledge defining features of much vocational learning -- it serves to reinforce the notion that only the cognitive aspects of learning are of interest and value in vocational development. Such a partial and misguided conception contributes to the subordinate and second-class status of vocational studies against liberal/academic pursuits. It will be argued here that a re-examination of the role of the physical in VET can provide -- not just a richer and deeper understanding of vocational learning -- but also a means of enhancing the status of vocational pursuits within general education systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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