`I commend it to anyone with a concern for teaching in any of its forms' -School Leadership & Management In this controversial book, Peter Mortimore and a team from London University's Institute of Education explore what is meant by the term pedagogy.They investigate its context and describe some of the recent shifts in thinking about it. Pedagogy affects the way hundreds of thousands of learners of different ages and stages are taught. Yet, until recently, it has been a neglected topic. Instead of having access to systematic evidence about its impact, innovative teachers have been guided only by ideological positions, folk wisdom and fashionable enthusiasms for particular approaches.

Pedagogy in Work-Based Contexts

Pedagogy in work-based contexts
ToniGriffiths and DavidGuile

This chapter aims to analyse learning and pedagogy in work-based contexts, a term derived from two strands of the research and policy literature which are often assumed to be distinct. One strand encompasses the literature on apprenticeship, a concept which in the UK has historically been associated with craft and technician occupations. It is now more associated with a much wider range of occupations and describes a structure within which young people in transition from school or from higher education to work can learn and, most importantly, demonstrate their workplace abilities and potential whilst at the same time developing their civic and social identity (Heikkinen, 1995; Fuller and Unwin, 1998). Apprenticeship encompasses in the UK such ...

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