Criticality: its reflective utility within a technical and further education workplace context

Tyler, Mark A. (2006) Criticality: its reflective utility within a technical and further education workplace context. Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 3 (2). pp. 48-56. ISSN 1832-2050

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[Abstract]: This paper traces reflective practices through the lens of criticality as a commonality of mindset and action in relation to a teacher’s experience within a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institute in Brisbane, Australia. This experience spans a period of 13 years, in which the efficacy of this teacher’s praxis was put to the test and personally questioned. The paper highlights the recurrence of the theme “critical” within this teacher’s professional career, along with personally significant ideological beliefs and values. The significance of this journey is that it highlights for others how one’s philosophy of action can keep one afloat in what some would suggest is an oppressive work environment. It also articulates the utility of criticality in one teacher’s struggle within a vocational education and training workplace.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The journal states that 'Copyright of articles is retained by authors. As an open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.'
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:54
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: criticality, Technical and Further Education Institute, TAFE, Brisbane
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1979

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