"Offering a thorough and up-to-date theoretical introduction to vocational education, this text comprises contributions from professors at the internationally renowned Center for Learning and Work Research at Griffith University in Australia. Examined are the core areas of literacy, numeracy, information literacy, problem-solving, and creativity, as well as newer areas of instruction such as flexible learning and guided learning. Within each area of expertise, recent theoretical and research developments are outlined, and the implications for curriculum development, teaching, and learning are explained."
Pt. I. Vocational Expertise and its Development -- 1. Expertise for the workplace / John Stevenson -- 2. Vocational teaching and learning in context / John Stevenson -- Pt. II. Developing Vocational Expertise for Key Pursuits -- 3. Developing literacy / Jean Searle -- 4. Developing numeracy / Clive Kanes -- 5. Developing information literacy / Fred Beven -- 6. Developing problem-solving skills / Howard Middleton -- 7. Developing creativity / Irena Yashin-Shaw -- 8. Working values / John Stevenson -- Pt. III. Emerging Challenges in Instructional Delivery -- 9. Strategies for developing flexible learning / Clive Kanes -- 10. Guiding vocational learning / Stephen Billett -- 11. Integrating approaches to developing vocational expertise / John Stevenson.