Article

The literacy practices for assessment in the vocational curriculum - the case of Hospitality

Citation

Edwards R, Minty S & Miller K (2013) The literacy practices for assessment in the vocational curriculum - the case of Hospitality. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 65 (2), pp. 220-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2013.783611

Abstract
This article explores two case studies of the literacy practices of assessment in the vocational curriculum. Previous studies have identified learning in the vocational curriculum as being assessment-driven and that subjects often associated with limited levels of literacy actually require multiple literacy practices from students. Drawing upon studies of the literacy practices of assessment in the teaching of Hospitality, the study explores the academic and occupational forms of reading and writing required of students. These literacy practices are often invisible to both students and staff and yet are central to the success of students in relation to attainment. The article suggests that vocational subjects may actually be more demanding in the range of literacies required for assessment than is often considered to be the case.

Keywords
literacy; vocational curriculum; assessment; literacies; Hospitality; New Literacy Studies; Vocational education Curricula Great Britain Evaluation Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Journal
Journal of Vocational Education and Training: Volume 65, Issue 2

StatusPublished
FundersEconomic and Social Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council
Publication date31/12/2013
Publication date online24/04/2013
Date accepted by journal07/12/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/12480
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN1363-6820