Pushing Boundaries while Maintaining Stability: Invisible Innovation in Education Practices

Lena Lippke, Charlotte Wegener

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaper uden forlag/tidsskriftForskningpeer review

Resumé

The aim of this paper is to frame two major imperatives within vocational education; retention and innovation. During recent years, teachers within the context of the Vocational Educational Training system in Denmark have had to face two co-existing political demands in their everyday teaching practices: performance requirements and student retention.
Based on two ethnographic field studies we analyse situations in which the teachers’ integration of these seemingly contradictory demands can be understood as innovative transformation of participation and practice which address both aims at the same time. The exploration of transforming practices shows how disturbances in relation to the ‘normal’ practices are created and thus makes invisible conventions which are taken for granted visible. Thus, this paper addresses two types of invisibility: the unnoticed boundary-pushing practices and the unnoticed conventions which also tend to be invisible until new practices challenge their being a matter of course.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato19 jun. 2013
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 19 jun. 2013
Begivenhed8th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning - Stirling, Scotland, Stirling, Storbritannien
Varighed: 18 jun. 201322 jun. 2013

Konference

Konference8th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning
LokationStirling, Scotland
LandStorbritannien
ByStirling
Periode18/06/201322/06/2013

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innovation
education
educational training
Vocational Education
teacher
teaching practice
Denmark
participation
performance
student

Emneord

  • erhvervsuddannelser, innovation, læring, social praksis

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Lippke, L., & Wegener, C. (2013). Pushing Boundaries while Maintaining Stability: Invisible Innovation in Education Practices. Afhandling præsenteret på 8th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Stirling, Storbritannien.
Lippke, Lena ; Wegener, Charlotte. / Pushing Boundaries while Maintaining Stability : Invisible Innovation in Education Practices. Afhandling præsenteret på 8th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Stirling, Storbritannien.1 s.
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2013. Afhandling præsenteret på 8th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Stirling, Storbritannien.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaper uden forlag/tidsskriftForskningpeer review

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