Teacher undertaking CPD
12. Occupational Identity
Key Concept: Occupational knowledge & Occupational identity
Subject-specialist pedagogy helps develop occupational identity. It does so explicitly by teaching the behaviour and codes of conduct expected in particular professional settings. It also does so implicitly, by using the types of learning processes that are strongly characteristic of the specialism. For example, workshops or labs are used not only to develop knowledge and skills but also to instil attitudes and orientations suitable to occupational roles in science, engineering and technology.