Occupation, Vocation?

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A presentation to SCP12 at the University of Canberra, 4 May 2012

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Occupation, Vocation?

  1. 1. Occupation,Vocation SCP12 Week 13
  2. 2. Living Off, Living For Max Weber, Science as a Vocation, 1946
  3. 3. Prebendary, Honorifically Max Weber, Science as a Vocation, 1946
  4. 4. Science today is a vocation organised in specialdisciplines in the service of self-clarification andknowledge of interrelated facts. Max Weber, Science as a Vocation, 1946
  5. 5. An occupational culture:Similar personal characteristics, backgrounds and experiencesSocial interaction, shared experience, common training andaffiliationMutual support, associated values and normsA distinct jargonShapes perceptions of reality by developing classification systemsto describe experiences and concepts Johnson, Koh and Killough, 2009
  6. 6. Observing the behaviour of more experienced coaches duringpractice and games and listening during informal periodsleaves its mark on novice coaches.It is largely through such experiences that collectiveunderstandings begin to develop, and the shared meaningsabout the occupational culture of coaching starts to take shape.... much of what a new coach learns is through ongoinginteractions in the practical coaching context, as well as avariety of informal sources. Cushion, Armour and Jones, 2003
  7. 7. Woodman, L. (1993). Coaching: A Science, an art, an emerging profession.Sport Science Review, 2(2), 1-13. About CoachingWiman, L., Salmoni, A. & Hall, C. (2010). An Examination of the Definitionand Development of Expert Coaching.International Journal of Coaching Science, 4(2), 37-60.
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  9. 9. I have always looked at reflective practice as acompass of sorts to guide teachers when they maybe seeking direction as to what they are doing in theirclassrooms.The metaphor of reflection as a compass enablesteachers to stop, look, and discover where theyare at that moment and then decide where they wantto go (professionally) in the future. Farrell (2012)
  10. 10. Teacherhood must be based on a profound understandingabout the influence of childhood events on teacher students’present identity—and on their future identity as teachers aswell. Heikkilä, Uusiautti & Määttä (2012)
  11. 11. PedagogyPerformance Reflection
  12. 12. Personal Performance Review

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