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Recent publications

(the most recent is at the top;  papers are also listed below under topic headings)

 

(S Lester & J Religa) “’Competence’ and occupational standards: observations from six European countries”, Education and Training  59 (2), 201-214 (2017)

(S Lester, D Bravenboer & N Webb) Work-integrated degrees: context, engagement, practice and quality, literature review for the Quality Assurance Agency (written 2016)

“ComProCom: applying descriptions of competence to professional work”, draft article for comment (written 2016)

“The development of self-regulation in four UK professional communities”, Professions and Professionalism  6 (1), 1-14 (2016)

“Higher vocational education and training in England”, pp. 44-75 in Hippach-Schneider, U. and Schneider, V. (eds.), Tertiary vocational education in Europe: examples from six education systems.  Bonn: Bundesinstitut fόr Berufsbildung (2016)  (The link is to the full report, 14Mb). 

“Practice as Research: developing the workplace project”, pp. 117-133 in V. Storey & K. Hesbol (eds.), Contemporary approaches to dissertation development and research methods. Hershey PA, IGI Global (2016)

“Competence standards and frameworks: some lessons from the United Kingdom”, Edukacja ustawiczna Dorosłych/Polish Journal of Continuing Education  3 (90), 132-141 (2015)

“The European Qualifications Framework: a technical critique”, Research in Post-Compulsory Education 20 (2), 159-172 (2015)

“A qualification system fit for adults? Revisiting some ideas from the University for Industry”, Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning  5 (2), 102-116 (2015).

 

Miscellaneous papers

 

►   Developing professional competence standards (guidance manual from the project ComProCom)

►   On professions and being professional (conceptual paper)

►   Professionals and professions (exploration of meanings)

►   Soft systems methodology

►   An introduction to phenomenological research         

►   Novice to Expert:  a table based on the Dreyfus Skill Acquisition Model

►   The Ufi Ltd Learning through Work level indicators

►   Qualification and credit levels (technical document)

►   Work-based assessment (detailed principles and guidance from the TRAVORS2 project)

 

 

Papers on competence standards and frameworks

 

(S Lester & J Religa) “’Competence’ and occupational standards: observations from six European countries”, Education and Training  59 (2), 201-214 (2017)

“ComProCom: applying descriptions of competence to professional work”, draft article for comment (written 2016)

“Competence standards and frameworks: some lessons from the United Kingdom”, Edukacja ustawiczna Dorosłych/Polish Journal of Continuing Education  3 (90), 132-141 (2015)

“Professional versus occupational perspectives on work competence”, Research in Post-Compulsory Education 19 (3), 276–286 (2014)

“Professional standards, competence and capability”, Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning 4 (1), 31-43 (2014)

“Professional competence standards and frameworks in the UK”, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 39 (1), 38-52 (2014)

"Professional accreditation and NVQs: an exchange of experience", Journal of Vocational Education and Training 53 (4), 573-588 (2001)

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Papers on professions, professional development and qualifying processes

 

“The development of self-regulation in four UK professional communities”, Professions and Professionalism  6 (1), 1-14 (2016)

Association and self-regulation in smaller UK professions,  Avista Press (2014)

“Professional versus occupational perspectives on work competence”, Research in Post-Compulsory Education 19 (3), 276–286 (2014)

“Professional standards, competence and capability”, Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning 4 (1), 31-43 (2014)

“Professional competence standards and frameworks in the UK”, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 39 (1), 38-52 (2014)

 “Professional organisation and self-regulation in family mediation in England and Wales”, Family Law 44, 1338-1341, 1472-1475, and 1610-1613 (2014)

Some notes on European Directives, professions and qualifications frameworks, input to the Irish Bologna experts conference, Dublin (April 2010)

“Professional bodies’ advanced designations and awards,”  Bristol, Professional Associations Research Network:  PARN Occasional Paper  (2009)

“Routes to qualified status:  practices and trends among UK professional bodiesStudies in Higher Education  34 (2), 223-236 (2009)

Routes and requirements for becoming professionally qualified   Professional Associations Research Network:  PARN Research Series  (2008)

"Becoming a profession: conservation in the United Kingdom," Journal of the Society of Archivists 23 (1), 87-94 (2002)

"The Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers: developing a competence-based professional assessment system," Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 25 (4), 411-423 (2000)

"Professional bodies, CPD and informal learning: the case of conservation," Continuing Professional Development 2 (4), 110-121 (1999)

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Papers on qualifications and qualification frameworks

 

“Higher vocational education and training in England”, pp. 44-75 in Hippach-Schneider, U. and Schneider, V. (eds.), Tertiary vocational education in Europe: examples from six education systems.  Bonn: Bundesinstitut fόr Berufsbildung (2016).  (The link is to the full report, 14Mb). 

(S Lester, D Bravenboer & N Webb) Work-integrated degrees: context, engagement, practice and quality, literature review for the Quality Assurance Agency (2016)

 “The European Qualifications Framework: a technical critique”, Research in Post-Compulsory Education 20 (2), 159-172 (2015)

“A qualification system fit for adults? Revisiting some ideas from the University for Industry”, Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning  5 (2), 102-116 (2015)

 “Developing a European practitioner certificate:  the TRAVORS2 project”, Research in Post-Compulsory Education 18 (3), 297-308 (2013)

“The UK Qualifications and Credit Framework: a critiqueJournal of Vocational Education and Training 63 (2), 205-216 (2011)

Some notes on European Directives, professions and qualifications frameworks, input to the Irish Bologna experts conference, Dublin (2010)

 “The Conservation Technician Qualification:  an employer-led developmentResearch in Post-Compulsory Education, 14 (1), 43-56 (2009)

"Qualifications in professional development: a discussion from the perspective of conservators in the UK and Ireland," Studies in Continuing Education 25 (3), 269-283 (2003)

"The construction of qualification levels and frameworks: issues from three UK projects," Higher Education Quarterly 55 (4), 396-415 (2001)

"The Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers: developing a competence-based professional assessment system," Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 25 (4), (2000)

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Papers on doctorates

 

“Practice as Research: developing the workplace project”, pp. 117-133 in V. Storey & K. Hesbol (eds.), Contemporary approaches to dissertation development and research methods. Hershey PA, IGI Global (2016)

 “Creating original knowledge in and for the workplace”, Studies in Continuing Education 34 (3), 267-280  (2012)

(C Costley & S Lester) “Work-based doctorates: professional extension at the highest levels”,Studies in Higher Education  37 (3), 257-269  (2012)

“Doctoral-level qualifications outside of universities”, Work Based Learning 1 (2), 1010rtb (2010)

"Conceptualising the practitioner doctorate", Studies in Higher Education 29 (6), 757-770 (2004)

(K Doncaster & S Lester) "Capability and its development: experiences from a work-based doctorate", Studies in Higher Education 27 (1), 91-101 (2002)

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Papers on learning and development

 

“Creating original knowledge in and for the workplace”, Studies in Continuing Education 34 (3), 267-280  (2012)

(S Lester & C Costley) “Work-based learning at higher education level:  value, practice and critique”, Studies in Higher Education  35 (5), 561-575  (2010)

"Negotiated work-based learning: from delivery to realisation”, Capability  5 (1), 6-9 (2002)

(K Doncaster & S Lester) "Capability and its development: experiences from a work-based doctorate," Studies in Higher Education 27 (1), 91-101 (2002)

(S Lester & J Chapman) "Beyond conventional competence: a study of capable people," written October 2000 for Capability

"Professional bodies, CPD and informal learning: the case of conservation," Continuing Professional Development 2 (4), 110-121 (1999)

 (D O’Reilly, L Cunningham & S Lester)  Developing the Capable Practitioner: professional capability through higher education, Kogan Page (1999)

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Papers on assessment

See alsoprofessional development and accreditation, qualifications

 

“Work-based assessment principles and practice,” Stan Lester Developments/TRAVORS2 resource document (2011)

“Professional practice projects:  APEL or development?,”  Journal of Workplace Learning  19 (3), 188-202 (2007)

"Assessing professional practice 'in the field': experiences from the PACR scheme," Research in Post-Compulsory Education 6 (2), 175-185 (2001)

"The Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers: developing a competence-based professional assessment system," Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 24 (4), 411-423 (2000)

"Assessing the self-managing learner: a contradiction in terms?", in D O'Reilly, L Cunningham & S Lester (eds) Developing the Capable Practitioner: professional capability through higher education, Kogan Page (1999)

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