Extended Business Work Placements for Teachers: Between Lived Experience and Barriers to Professionalisation

May. 16, 2015

Source: European Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 38, Issue 2, 2015, pages 180-198

This paper focuses on professional work placements for teachers of business and management.
The authors examine here, from the teachers’ point of view, two questions:
What are the particularities of the work placement as a context for learning (in terms of processes, roles and organisation, products)?
What are the effects on their professional development?

Two perspectives are articulated.
On the one hand, a didactic perspective will examine the reconstruction of ‘business’ as an object to be taught by the teachers.
On the other hand, the professionalisation dynamics point of view will examine the shifts in teachers’ perceptions.

Updated: Sep. 02, 2015