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 editors: Kettunen, Jaana; Tynjälä, Päivi

Journal or series: International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance

ISSN: 1873-0388

eISSN: 1573-1782

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 29/05/2021

Volume: 22

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 247-262

Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-021-09483-2

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

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


Keywords: phenomenography; research methods; direction (instruction and guidance); pedagogy; education and training; development (active); concepts (notions); conceptions; comprehension

Free keywords: This 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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