Prof. Phil Hodkinson
Professor of Lifelong Learning, research, doctoral supervision, masters degree teaching.
Research interests include transitions from education to work; career decision making and guidance; vocational education and training; cultural ways of understanding learning; qualitative/interpretative research methodologies.
Current and recent research projects:
- Transforming Learning Cultures in FE
- Career progression and employability of fulltime UK Masters degree students
- Ongoing: Learning Lives, with Heather Hodkinson
Improving Workplace Learning (London: Routledge, 2006),
Informality and Formality in Learning: a report for the Learning and Skills Research Centre (Learning and Skills Research Centre, 2003), 88p,
‘Scientific Research, Educational Policy and Educational Practice in the United Kingdom: the impact of the audit culture on further education’, Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 8.3 (2008), 303-324,
‘Understanding Learning Culturally: Overcoming the Dualism Between Social and Individual Views of Learning’, Vocations and Learning, 1 (2008), 27-47,
‘Retirement as a learning process’, Educational Gerontology, 34 (2008), 167-184,
‘Conceptualising transitions from education to employment as career development and/or learning’, in Constructing the Future: transforming career guidance, ed. by Reid H and Bimrose J (Institute of Career Guidance, 2006), 35-48,
‘Formality and Informality in College-based Learning’, in International Yearbook of Adult Education 31/32, 2005: Informal learning, self-education and social praxis, ed. by Kuenzel K (Koeln: Boehlau Verlag, 2005),