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Skolad blick på blommor: Formandet av yrkeskunnande i floristutbildning
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1016-846X
2016 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)Alternative title
Educated Gaze on Flowers : The Formation of Vocational Knowing in Floristry Education (English)
Abstract [en]

This article-based thesis focuses on the formation of vocational knowing within adult and upper secondary floristry education in Sweden. Three articles explore classroom interaction and assessment actions; a fourth considers changes in vocational subject matter during the period 1990–2015. While the first three articles draw on empirical data in the form of video and audio recordings in combination with participant observation, the fourth is based primarily on material-based interview data. All four articles share a sociocultural perspective on educational practice (Wertsch, 1998; Säljö, 2011, 2013) and a relational view of knowing (e.g., Carlgren, 2015; Molander, 1996), in combination with the use of conversation analysis (Goodwin & Heritage, 1990; Sahlström & Melander, 2010) as a tool to illuminate the formation of vocational knowing. The interaction between teacher, student, and floral arrangement is foregrounded to facilitate analysis of the formation of vocational knowing. The results contribute to our understanding of the schooling of the gaze (Goodwin, 1994; Grasseni, 2009, 2011) as appropriated by participants in the interaction. Floristry vocational knowing is shown to evolve in the temporal dimension, encompassing (a) financial and aesthetic values, (b) verbal and non–verbal communication, (c) botanical material and tools, and (d) making. The respective roles and interrelations of these four components of vocational knowing in floristry are discussed. The contribution of the thesis is twofold. First, these articles contribute to the understanding of vocational education through close appraisal of the formation of vocational knowing. Second, in exploring the previously under-researched field of Swedish floristry vocational education, the thesis bridges a gap in existing knowledge of the evolution of Swedish vocational education. As floristry education is little researched internationally, the thesis also contributes to the wider body of international research. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik, Stockholms universitet , 2016. , 140 p.
Series
Doktorsavhandlingar från Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik, 39
Keyword [en]
vocational knowing, floristry education, professional vision, interaction, assessment actions
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132660ISBN: 978-91-7649-474-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-132660DiVA: diva2:953521
Public defence
2016-09-21, Lilla hörsalen, Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Frescativägen 40, Stockholm, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note

At the time of the doctoral defense, the following papers were unpublished and had a status as follows: Paper 3: Submitted. Paper 4: Submitted.

 

Available from: 2016-08-29 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2016-08-31Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Vision and Embodied Knowing: The Making of Floral Design
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vision and Embodied Knowing: The Making of Floral Design
2016 (English)In: Vocations and Learning, ISSN 1874-785X, E-ISSN 1874-7868, Vol. 9, no 2, 133-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on assessment actions in floristry education, addressing how interaction with flowers influences and mediates vocational knowing. Using video recordings from floristry education for adults, the article explores the interaction between teacher and student when assessing on-going work and performance as a way to frame the teacher’s seeing in situ. Influenced by conversation analysis and moment-by-moment methods ─ including talk, gestures, and flowers as resources ─ the findings contribute to a holistic perspective on vocational floristry knowing. Different features of vocational floristry knowing are detected as part of the content in assessment actions: (i) aesthetic standards reflected in suggestions made by the teacher and student, (ii) financial awareness as a way of seeing flowers, and (iii) the use of context and change of perspective to take the customer into account. The findings demonstrate situated floristry knowing in action, which is displayed when the teacher enables the student to visualise and understand professional vision of flowers, traditions, and standards.

Keyword
Assessment actions, Vocational knowing, Floristry, Seeing, Occupational aesthetics
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132652 (URN)10.1007/s12186-015-9143-2 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2016-08-18Bibliographically approved
2. Yrkesbevis för godkänt yrkesprov i floristutbildning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Yrkesbevis för godkänt yrkesprov i floristutbildning
2016 (Swedish)In: Bedömning av yrkeskunnande - nordiska perspektiv / [ed] V. Lindberg, H. Nore, M-L. Stenström, N. Friche, - , 2016, 1-17 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Kapitlet handlar om yrkeskunnande i gymnasieskolkontext, med fokus på lärares interaktion och bedömningshandlingar. Utifrån frågan om vad som formar bedömningshandlingarna – samt hur de redskap som finns till förfogande används – undersöks det yrkeskunnande som kommer till uttryck. Ljudspår och stillbilder från videoinspelning av bedömningen av ett yrkesbevisprov utgör den huvudsakliga empirin, som redogör för hur fem lärare i grupp bedömer blomsterbinderier. Studien undersöker bedömningen av en bukett och bidrar till diskussion om (i) materialets betydelse i bedömning och (ii) förändringar i samtalets organisation i form av förhandlingar; med syfte att synliggöra yrkeslärares ”dubbla roller” och yrkeskunnande. Analysen uppehåller sig vid hur estetiska abstraktioner formar samtalets innehåll och handlingar, samt vilket yrkeskunnande som kommer till uttryck relationellt mellan lärarna in situ. Resultatet visar bland annat att materialrespekt är en betydande del av floristiskt yrkeskunnande.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
-, 2016
Keyword
bedömningshandlingar, yrkesbevis, blomsterbinderi, yrkeskunnande, yrkesprov
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132653 (URN)
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2016-08-18
3. Colour and Form: Changing Expressions of Vocational Knowing Within Floristry Education
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Colour and Form: Changing Expressions of Vocational Knowing Within Floristry Education
(English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Abstract [en]

This article investigates colour and form as pedagogic content in Swedish upper secondary school floristry education between 1990 and 2015, using an analytical approach that draws on social anthropology and falls within the framework of a sociocultural interpretation of educational activity. The data were obtained from multiple sources, including interviews with an experienced senior teacher, which revealed the local history of a leading Swedish floristry school. During the period studied, subject matter related to colour and form became increasingly formalised, with the so-called colour wheel becoming a frequently used educational tool. The findings of the article are as follows: (i) conceptualisation, verbal analysis and reflection have increased in importance within Swedish floristry education since the 1990s; (ii) the colour wheel serves as a tool for participants in education for making aesthetic judgements; (iii) examples show that colour and form theory and practice are intertwined in contemporary Swedish floristry education; and (iv) colour and form theory is one of the tools used by teachers to assess what makes certain designs more or less appropriate. These findings form the basis for the discussion of two aspects of contemporary Swedish floristry education: the colour wheel as a pedagogical tool and the role of conceptualisation, verbal analysis and reflection. 

Keyword
conceptualisation, floristry education, handicraft, ways of knowing, colour and form theory, colour wheel
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132655 (URN)
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2016-08-18Bibliographically approved
4. The Making of a Wreath: Material, Judgement and Interaction in Floristry Education
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Making of a Wreath: Material, Judgement and Interaction in Floristry Education
(English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Abstract [en]

This article explores teaching how to make a funeral wreath. The analytical perspective is founded on conversation analysis and uses data from 50 hours of video recorded during a one- year floristry education programme for adults in Sweden. The empirical case is organised in two main sections: (1) instructing actions and (2) assessment actions. Moment-by-moment descriptions are used throughout the study given that the case raises questions about what subject-specific knowing entails and how it is constituted through material, judgment and interaction. The findings emphasise that in floristry education, botanical materials have an essential role in the formation of professional judgement. The capability to perceive and make use of specific features of the material is at the core of vocational knowing. Furthermore, knowing about material guides action as well as different modalities of interaction in teaching.

Keyword
instructing action, assessment action, floristry education, vocational knowing, botanical material
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132654 (URN)
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2016-08-18Bibliographically approved

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