Journ­al: Vo­ca­tions and learn­ing

The journal Vocations and Learning: Studies in Vocational and Professional Education is jointly edited by Stephen Billett (Editor-in-Chief), Christian Harteis (Editor-in-Chief),  Sarojni Choy (Associate Editor), Johannes Bauer (Associate Editor), as well as Laurent Filliettaz (Associate Editor).

It is published by Springer and includes the following contents:

  • "An international forum for peer-reviewed papers focused on vocational and professional education
  • Presents studies on teaching and learning in vocational education
  • Offers critical appraisals of contemporary policies, practices and initiatives
  • Reports on progress in related fields: psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, history, cultural studies, labour studies, industrial relations and economics

Studies in Vocational and Professional Education provides an international forum for papers on the broad field of vocational learning, across a range of settings: vocational colleges, schools, universities, workplaces, domestic environments, voluntary bodies, and more. Coverage includes such topics as curriculum and pedagogy practices for vocational learning; the role and nature of knowledge in vocational learning; the relationship between context and learning in vocational settings; analyses of instructional practice and policy in vocational learning and education; studies of teaching and learning in vocational education; and the relationships between vocational learning and economic imperatives, and the practices and policies of national and transnational agencies. This peer-reviewed journal aims to enhance the contribution of research and scholarship to vocational education policy and practice, and also to inspire new research in this diverse field."

More information about the book series as well as titles, which are already published, can be found on the pages of the Springer-Publisher.

Book series: Pro­fes­sion­al and prac­tice-based learn­ing

In cooperation with Stephen Billett and Hans Gruber, Christian Harteis publishes the Springer book series on Professional and Practice-based Learning. The series publishes books on the following topics:

"Professional and practice-based learning brings together international research on the individual development of professionals and the organisation of professional life and educational experiences. It complements the Springer journal Vocations and Learning: Studies in vocational and professional education.

Professional learning, and the practice-based processes that often support it, are the subject of increased interest and attention in the fields of educational, psychological, sociological, and business management research, and also by governments, employer organisations and unions. This professional learning goes beyond, what is often termed professional education, as it includes learning processes and experiences outside of educational institutions in both the initial and ongoing learning for the professional practice. Changes in these workplaces requirements usually manifest themselves in the everyday work tasks, professional development provisions in educational institution decrease in their salience, and learning and development during professional activities increase in their salience.

There are a range of scientific challenges and important focuses within the field of professional learning. These include:

  •  understanding and making explicit the complex and massive knowledge that is required for professional practice and identifying ways in which this knowledge can best be initially learnt and developed further throughout professional life.
  • analytical explications of those processes that support learning at an individual and an organisational level.
  • understanding how learning experiences and educational processes might best be aligned or integrated to support professional learning."

More information about the book series as well as titles, which are already published, can be found on the pages of the Springer-Publisher.