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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2019
In a longitudinal study of bakers' apprentices, reluctant or ambivalent entrants to the work of baking, discovered an affinity for their work through processes of belonging to a workplace, becoming and being bakers. Through extensive, thorough and at times demanding engagement with bakers' work and the forging of strong personal relationships with…
Descriptors: Role, Apprenticeships, Food Service, Vocational Interests
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2017
This paper proposes the utilisation of a method for matching qualifications' graduate profile outcomes to job roles and work responsibilities as apprenticeship progresses. In so doing, attainment of qualifications is made possible through the workplace validation of graduate profiles. Conferred occupational identity by other workers or managers…
Descriptors: Food Processing Occupations, Apprenticeships, Qualifications, Professional Identity
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2017
Humans are proposed to have evolved to learn through observation, imitation and practice or mimesis. In this article, the contribution of imitation, as an important but poorly understood aspect of mimetic learning, is advocated to create affordances for dyadic learning. However, learning through imitation is often perceived with negative…
Descriptors: Imitation, Apprenticeships, Learning Processes, Skill Development
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 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…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Evaluative Thinking, Skill Development, Professional Identity
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2014
The term craftsmanship is associated with pre-industrial craft work with inferences to skilled artisanal manufacture of bespoke products. Apprenticeship learning is often perceived to be synonymous with learning craftsmanship. How then is the trait of craftsmanship through attainment of specific artisanal approaches conveyed and learnt through…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Skilled Workers, Professional Identity
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2013
The transition from school to work, in the form of a trade-based apprenticeship, is one with a long history. Recent socio-historical changes include increased use of technology, the changing nature of work and shifting patters in the employment market are influencing both the apprenticeship journey and its destination. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Food Processing Occupations, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies