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Same syllabus in two contexts: Vocational/liberal education?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. (CHAT)
2007 (English)In: Knowledge, qualities and sloyd / [ed] Marléne Johansson, Mia Porko-Hudd, Vaasa: NordFo , 2007, Vol. 10, 75-95 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The context for this paper the research project "Communication and learning in sloyd practices", funded by the Swedish Research Council. Within the project, we explore sloyd practices from comprehensive school to higher education. In upper secondary education, which is the focus of this paper, the sloyd-related content can be found in various programmes. This paper is related to one of the subprojects, "Sloyd in a changing world", with a general issue concerning what kind of sloyd- and craft-related competence is in demand in society today. Here, the focus is on variations and similarities in content in two vocational programmes related to craft and design within Swedish upper secondary education and the implications of these with regards to competence. The data produced are based on group interviews, designed as three sequential sessions for collective remembering (Middleton & Edwards, 1990). Activity theoretical aspects inform the analysis of data. The schools represent different programmes but they all include textile craft in the main vocational subject. The identified similarities and differences in what the teachers want their students to learn is discussed in relation to historically developed traditions and how these shape the actions that frame the content, in order to achieve the sloyd- and craft-related competencies important for professional or personal development.

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Vaasa: NordFo , 2007. Vol. 10, 75-95 p.
, Research in Sloyd Education and Crafts Science, ISSN 1238-951X ; A10
Keyword [en]
textile education, syllabus, assignment, context
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-43625ISBN: 978-952-5097-23-8OAI: diva2:358701
Kommunikation och lärande i slöjdpraktiker
Available from: 2010-10-24 Created: 2010-10-24 Last updated: 2015-09-16Bibliographically approved

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