Sights and insights: Vocational outdoor students’ learning

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604857
Title:
Sights and insights: Vocational outdoor students’ learning
Authors:
Hickman, Mark; Stokes, Peter
Abstract:
Outdoor leader and adventure sport education in the United Kingdom has been characterized by an over-emphasis on technical skills at the expense of equally important, but often marginalized intra- and inter-personal skills necessary for contemporary outdoor employment. This study examined the lived experience of vocational outdoor students in order, firstly, to identify what was learned about the workplace through using reflective practice and, secondly, what was learned about reflective practice through this experience. The study used a purposive sample of students (n=15) who were invited to maintain reflective journals during summer work experience, and this was followed up with semi-structured interviews. Manual Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) revealed that in the workplace setting students used reflective practice to understand and develop technical proficiency, support awareness of the value of theory, and acted as a platform to express emergent concepts of ‘professionalism’. Lessons about reflective practice emphasized its value in social settings, acknowledging different ways of reflection, and understanding and managing professional life beyond graduation.
Affiliation:
University of Central Lancashire; University of Chester
Citation:
Hickman, M. & Stokes, P. (2016). Sights and insights: Vocational outdoor students’ learning. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 19(1), pp22-32.
Publisher:
Outdoor Council of Australia
Journal:
Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education
Publication Date:
18-Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604857
Additional Links:
http://outdooreducationaustralia.org.au/joee/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1324-1486
Appears in Collections:
Chester Business School

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dc.contributor.authorHickman, Marken
dc.contributor.authorStokes, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-08T15:51:08Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-08T15:51:08Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-18en
dc.identifier.citationHickman, M. & Stokes, P. (2016). Sights and insights: Vocational outdoor students’ learning. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 19(1), pp22-32.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604857en
dc.description.abstractOutdoor leader and adventure sport education in the United Kingdom has been characterized by an over-emphasis on technical skills at the expense of equally important, but often marginalized intra- and inter-personal skills necessary for contemporary outdoor employment. This study examined the lived experience of vocational outdoor students in order, firstly, to identify what was learned about the workplace through using reflective practice and, secondly, what was learned about reflective practice through this experience. The study used a purposive sample of students (n=15) who were invited to maintain reflective journals during summer work experience, and this was followed up with semi-structured interviews. Manual Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) revealed that in the workplace setting students used reflective practice to understand and develop technical proficiency, support awareness of the value of theory, and acted as a platform to express emergent concepts of ‘professionalism’. Lessons about reflective practice emphasized its value in social settings, acknowledging different ways of reflection, and understanding and managing professional life beyond graduation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOutdoor Council of Australiaen
dc.relation.urlhttp://outdooreducationaustralia.org.au/joee/en
dc.subjectLearningen
dc.subjectReflective practiceen
dc.subjectWorkplaceen
dc.titleSights and insights: Vocational outdoor students’ learningen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1324-1486en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Central Lancashire; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Outdoor and Environmental Educationen
dc.date.accepted2016-03-02en
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