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Learners, Care Work and Wellbeing: VET Trainee Teachers

Avis, James, Wright, Carole, Fisher, Pamela, Swindells, Steve and Locke, Abigail (2011) Learners, Care Work and Wellbeing: VET Trainee Teachers. In: ECER 2011 Urban Education, 12-16th September 2011, Freie Universit Berlin, Germany. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The paper draws on a small scale case study of English pre- and in-service VET trainee teachers from a northern university. It explores their understanding of wellbeing and health. In particular, it examines trainees’ orientation to care as well as their constructions of learners. It analyses two contradictory but overlapping discourses, one that constructs learners as in need of care and support, whilst the other utilises a ‘pathological’ model. This is followed by an analysis of the labour process within further education and the emotional labour involved in supporting students as well as meeting the range of demands faced by those working in the sector. Whilst the trainees reflect models of the dual and learning professional characteristic of teachers in the sector which is marked by an expanded professionalism, they have as yet not developed a fully politicised notion of teaching.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
    School of Art, Design and Architecture
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Policy Research Group
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Teaching, Public Pedagogies and Professionalism Research Group
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Social Cohesion Research Group
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    Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
    Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2011 12:27
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 10:29
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/11847

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