Vocations and Learning: Studies in Vocational and Professional Education provides an international forum for papers on the broad field of vocational learning, across a range of settings: vocational colleges, schools, universities, workplaces, domestic environments, voluntary bodies, and more. Coverage includes such topics as curriculum and pedagogy practices for vocational learning; the role and nature of knowledge in vocational learning; the relationship between context and learning in vocational settings; analyses of instructional practice and policy in vocational learning and education; studies of teaching and learning in vocational education; and the relationships between vocational learning and economic imperatives, and the practices and policies of national and trans-national agencies. This peer-reviewed journal aims to enhance the contribution of research and scholarship to vocational education policy and practice, and also to inspire new research in this diverse field.

  • An international forum for peer-reviewed papers focused on vocational and professional education
  • Presents studies on teaching and learning in vocational education
  • Offers critical appraisals of contemporary policies, practices and initiatives
  • Reports on progress in related fields: psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, history, cultural studies, labour studies, industrial relations and economics

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Stephen Billett,
  • Christian Harteis
Associate Editors
  • Sarojni Choy,
  • Laurent Filliettaz,
  • Susanna Paloniemi,
  • Andreas Rausch
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2.105 (2021)
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22 days
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134,635 (2021)
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1874-7868
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1874-785X
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