Dwelling at work: a place where vocation and identity grow?

Gibbs, Paul ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9773-3977 and McRoy, Ian (2006) Dwelling at work: a place where vocation and identity grow? Journal of Further and Higher Education, 30 (3) . pp. 283-293. ISSN 0309-877X [Article] (doi:10.1080/03098770600802305)


This paper explores how vocational, occupational, practical or indeed experiential education can assist in the development of phronesis or practical wisdom within the responsible learner. It proposes that formalized, institutionalized education might inhibit the development of phronesis in the quest for knowledge. We propose that should we desire a society which flourishes as a community based on relatedness not transaction and on transcendence not immanence, then we will need to restore the centrality of the workplace as a site for democratic learning rather than instrumentality. We explore this proposal through the lens of Heidegger's development of the notion of techne from the being of a craftsman to technical skills.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 2585
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2009 17:32
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 03:43
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/2585

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