Informal learning, practitioner inquiry and occupational education: an epistemological perspective

Loo, Sai and Sutton, Brian ORCID logoORCID:, eds. (2020) Informal learning, practitioner inquiry and occupational education: an epistemological perspective. Routledge research in vocational education . Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780367894849, e-ISBN 9781003019473. [Book] (doi:10.4324/9781003019473)


This book explores how practitioners in a variety of occupations perform their jobs and argues that working and learning are intricately connected. Drawing on theories around working and learning in informal, formal and lifelong settings, the book gives insights into how workers negotiate their occupational practices.

The book investigates four related concepts – informal learning, practitioner inquiry, occupational education and epistemological perspectives. The combinations of theories and empirical case studies are used to provide a conceptual framework of inquiry where knowledge, abilities, experiences and skill sets play a significant aspect. It presents 11 case studies of professions ranging from conventional occupations of acting, detective work, international road transportation to emerging professions of boardroom consultancy, nutritional therapy and opinion leadership.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 31106
Notes on copyright: Copyright Year 2021
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Depositing User: Carol Costley
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 09:31
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 08:44

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