Student and teacher perceptions of the differences between "academic" and "vocational" post-16 media courses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/623236
Title:
Student and teacher perceptions of the differences between "academic" and "vocational" post-16 media courses
Authors:
Connolly, Steve M. ( 0000-0001-5262-1296 )
Abstract:
Much debate about the relative merit of academic and vocational media courses in the UK is framed by a wider national and international discussion about the status of vocational education more generally. This paper reports the initial findings of a small scale study (set against larger, publicly available data on vocational education) which seeks to examine teacher and student perceptions of the key differences in academic and vocational media courses in the UK - both of which involve elements of production work as well as critical and theoretical perspectives - through a series of interviews with teachers and students, as well as scrutiny of the work they produce. The study hopes to shed some light on the skills, knowledge and criticality required by students on both types of course, as well as beginning to address some of the polarisation that takes place in discourses around academic and vocational education. Rather than suggesting that the choice for students in media education is one of "either vocational or academic", this paper will explore the idea that these two concepts are simply lenses through which students and teachers view very similar kinds of learning.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Connolly SM. (2019) 'Student and teacher perceptions of the differences between "academic" and "vocational" post-16 media courses', Media Practice and Education, (), pp.-.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
Journal:
Media Practice and Education
Issue Date:
11-Apr-2019
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/623236
DOI:
10.1080/25741136.2019.1631064
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/25741136.2019.1631064
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2574-1136
EISSN:
2574-1144
Appears in Collections:
Education

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dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Steve M.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-11T10:23:17Z-
dc.date.available2019-04-11T10:23:17Z-
dc.date.issued2019-04-11-
dc.identifier.citationConnolly SM. (2019) 'Student and teacher perceptions of the differences between "academic" and "vocational" post-16 media courses', Media Practice and Education, (), pp.-.en
dc.identifier.issn2574-1136-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/25741136.2019.1631064-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/623236-
dc.description.abstractMuch debate about the relative merit of academic and vocational media courses in the UK is framed by a wider national and international discussion about the status of vocational education more generally. This paper reports the initial findings of a small scale study (set against larger, publicly available data on vocational education) which seeks to examine teacher and student perceptions of the key differences in academic and vocational media courses in the UK - both of which involve elements of production work as well as critical and theoretical perspectives - through a series of interviews with teachers and students, as well as scrutiny of the work they produce. The study hopes to shed some light on the skills, knowledge and criticality required by students on both types of course, as well as beginning to address some of the polarisation that takes place in discourses around academic and vocational education. Rather than suggesting that the choice for students in media education is one of "either vocational or academic", this paper will explore the idea that these two concepts are simply lenses through which students and teachers view very similar kinds of learning.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titlesen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/25741136.2019.1631064-
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectvocationalen
dc.titleStudent and teacher perceptions of the differences between "academic" and "vocational" post-16 media coursesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2574-1144-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalMedia Practice and Educationen
dc.date.updated2019-04-11T10:03:51Z-
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