The Making of a Wreath: Material, Judgement and Interaction in Floristry Education
(English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
This article explores teaching how to make a funeral wreath. The analytical perspective is founded on conversation analysis and uses data from 50 hours of video recorded during a one- year floristry education programme for adults in Sweden. The empirical case is organised in two main sections: (1) instructing actions and (2) assessment actions. Moment-by-moment descriptions are used throughout the study given that the case raises questions about what subject-specific knowing entails and how it is constituted through material, judgment and interaction. The findings emphasise that in floristry education, botanical materials have an essential role in the formation of professional judgement. The capability to perceive and make use of specific features of the material is at the core of vocational knowing. Furthermore, knowing about material guides action as well as different modalities of interaction in teaching.
instructing action, assessment action, floristry education, vocational knowing, botanical material
Research subject Didactics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132654OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-132654DiVA: diva2:953518