A1 Journal article (refereed)
Bridging the gap between research and practice : using phenomenographic findings to develop training for career practitioners (2022)


Kettunen, J., & Tynjälä, P. (2022). Bridging the gap between research and practice : using phenomenographic findings to develop training for career practitioners. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 22(1), 247-262. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-021-09483-2


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All authors or editorsKettunen, Jaana; Tynjälä, Päivi

Journal or seriesInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance

ISSN1873-0388

eISSN1573-1782

Publication year2022

Publication date29/05/2021

Volume22

Issue number1

Pages range247-262

PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC

Publication countryNetherlands

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-021-09483-2

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/76070


Keywordsphenomenographyresearch methodsdirection (instruction and guidance)pedagogyeducation and trainingdevelopment (active)concepts (notions)conceptionscomprehensioneducational counsellingpupil counsellingcareer guidance

Free keywordsThis study contends that phenomenography offers both a useful research method and practical tools for developing education and training for career practitioners. After introducing the basic principles of phenomenography, the study reviews previous research on its potential in developing pedagogical practices. It explores how the phenomenographic findings were utilized to design an online skills training programme for career practitioners. The study finds that phenomenographic research serves three practical pedagogical purposes: (1) revealing how learners understand certain concepts or phenomena, (2) elucidating how these understandings differ; and (3) identifying critical aspects in helping learners to widen and deepen their understanding.


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Reporting Year2022

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