Robert James Avis


NameRobert James Avis
Job titleProfessor of Post-Compulsory Education
Research instituteCollege of Arts, Humanities and Education
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-938X

Research outputs

Work-based learning: Expansive learning, désoeuvrement, social justice and VET

Avis, R. 2024. Work-based learning: Expansive learning, désoeuvrement, social justice and VET. Power and Education. pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/17577438241239826

Work-based learning: expansive learning and social justice

Avis, R. 2023. Work-based learning: expansive learning and social justice. JVET biannual conference 2023, Keble College Oxford, 13-15 July .

WBL expansive learning RWL 12 version

Avis, R. 2022. WBL expansive learning RWL 12 version. Researching Work & Learning, Online Conference University of Toronto. RWL 12 .

Reflections on bwp@ Special Issue 19

Avis, R. 2023. Reflections on bwp@ Special Issue 19. bwp@ Berufs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik - online. Spezial (19), pp. 1-11.

Pursuing Equity, Vocational Education and Training and Social Justice

Avis, R. 2023. Pursuing Equity, Vocational Education and Training and Social Justice. European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Vocational Education and Training Network (VETNET), Glasgow University. European Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (VETNET). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8208329

Theorising VET: European Differences, Commonalities and Contestation

Esmond, B., Kaiser, F. and Avis, R. 2023. Theorising VET: European Differences, Commonalities and Contestation . European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Vocational Education and Training Network (VETNET), Glasgow University.

In pursuit of equity vocational education and training and social justice

Avis, R. 2023. In pursuit of equity vocational education and training and social justice. Research in Post Compulsory Education. 28 (3), pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2023.2221119

A critical review of debates surrounding race/ethnicity and TVET

Avis, R. 2022. A critical review of debates surrounding race/ethnicity and TVET. Journal of Vocational Education and Training. pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2022.2158360

Anti-work, TVET and employer engagement

Avis, R. 2022. Anti-work, TVET and employer engagement. Journal of Education and Work. 35 (5), pp. 585-598. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2022.2092606

Thinking about the future: the fourth industrial revolution, capitalism, waged labour and anti-work

Avis, R. 2023. Thinking about the future: the fourth industrial revolution, capitalism, waged labour and anti-work. in: Malloch, M., Cairns, L., Evans, K and O'Connor, B. (ed.) The SAGE Handbook of Learning and Work London SAGE Publications. pp. 497-511

Beyond ‘Migration’ and ‘Inclusion’ in Work-Life: racialisation and VET

Avis, R., Orr, Kevin and Warmington, Paul 2022. Beyond ‘Migration’ and ‘Inclusion’ in Work-Life: racialisation and VET. in: Herrera, L. M., Teräs, M., Gougoulakis, P. and Kontio, J. (ed.) Migration and Inclusion in Work Life: The role of VET Stockholm Atlas Akademi. pp. 27-59

Review of John Preston (2022). Artificial Intelligence in the Capitalist University: Academic Labour, Commodification, and Value

Avis, R. 2022. Review of John Preston (2022). Artificial Intelligence in the Capitalist University: Academic Labour, Commodification, and Value. Postdigital Science and Education. Vol 4 (2022), p. 1104–1109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-022-00287-3

The 4th Industrial Revolution, post-capitalism, waged labour and vocational education

Avis, J. 2022. The 4th Industrial Revolution, post-capitalism, waged labour and vocational education. in: Maisuria, A (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Marxism and Education (EME) Leiden Brill Academic Publishers. pp. 8-28

Beyond Neo-Liberalism a New Settlement - Three Crises and Post-Secondary Education

Avis, R. 2021. Beyond Neo-Liberalism a New Settlement - Three Crises and Post-Secondary Education. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. 19 (1), pp. 158-183.

Vocational Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Education and Employment in a Post-Work Age

Avis, R. 2021. Vocational Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Education and Employment in a Post-Work Age. London Palgrave.

Introduction: Vocational Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Education and Employment in a Post-Work Age

Avis, R. 2021. Introduction: Vocational Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Education and Employment in a Post-Work Age. in: Vocational Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Education and Employment in a Post-Work Age London Palgrave/ Springer. pp. 1-12

Re-conceptualising VET: responses to covid-19

Avis, R., Atkins, L., Esmond, B. and McGrath, S. 2020. Re-conceptualising VET: responses to covid-19. Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 73 (1), pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2020.1861068

Socio-technical imaginary of the fourth industrial revolution and its implications for vocational education and training: a literature review

Avis, James 2018. Socio-technical imaginary of the fourth industrial revolution and its implications for vocational education and training: a literature review. Journal of Vocational Education and Training. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2018.1498907

“It’s all about work”: New times, Post-Fordism and vocational pedagogy

Avis, James 2018. “It’s all about work”: New times, Post-Fordism and vocational pedagogy. in: Routledge.

Youth transitions, VET and the making of class: changing theorisations for changing times?

Avis, J. and Atkins, L. 2017. Youth transitions, VET and the making of class: changing theorisations for changing times? Research in Post Compulsory Education. 22 (2), pp. 165-185. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2017.1314678

Race and vocational education and training in England

Avis, James, Orr, kevin and Warmington, Paul 2017. Race and vocational education and training in England. Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 69 (3), pp. 292-310. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2017.1289551

HE in FE: vocationalism, class and social justice

Avis, James and Orr, kevin 2016. HE in FE: vocationalism, class and social justice. Research in Post Compulsory Education. 21 (1-2), pp. 49-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2015.1125666

Comfort radicalism and NEETs: a conservative praxis

Avis, James 2014. Comfort radicalism and NEETs: a conservative praxis. International Studies in Sociology of Education. 24 (3), pp. 272-289. https://doi.org/10.1080/09620214.2014.943030

Workplace learning, VET and vocational pedagogy: the transformation of practice

Avis, R. 2014. Workplace learning, VET and vocational pedagogy: the transformation of practice. Research in Post Compulsory Education. 19 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2014.872920
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