A New Vocationalism

Other Work by Tom Bourner, Sue Greener & Asher Rospigliosi

Tom Bourner

Bourner, T and Millican, J. (2011, forthcoming) 'Student-community engagement and graduate employability' Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, Vol. ? No. ? pp. ?

Bourner, T. (2011, Forthcoming)  'Self-Managed Action Learning' Chapter in Fourth edition of Action Learning in Practice edited by Mike Pedler. (Aldershot, Hants: Gower), 2011. pp ??.

Bourner, T (2011) 'Developing Self-Managed Action Learning', Action Learning: Research and Practice. Vol. 8, No. 2, July 2011, 117-127.

Bourner, T.,  Greener, S and Rospigliosi, A. (2011)  'Graduate employability and the propensity to learn in employment: a new vocationalism',  Higher Education Review, Vol. 43, No. 3 pp 5-30.

Millican, J. and Bourner, T. (2011)  'Student-community Engagement and the Changing Role and Context of Higher Education', Editorial Article for Special Issue of Education and Training on 'Student learning from community engagement'. Vol. 53 No. 2/3 pp. 89-99.

Bourner, T. (2011)  'Action Learning over time: an ipsative enquiry'  Action Learning: Research and Practice. Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2011, 43–56

Bourner, T. (2010) 'A compatible partnership? Student-community engagement and traditional university education'. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, North America, 3, Nov. 2010. Available at: http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/ijcre/article/view/1415.

Bourner, T. (2010) 'Reflective learning in HE: Working with experiential data', Higher Education Review, Vol. 43. No. 1 (Autumn) Pp. 21- 37.

Bourner, T.,  Rospigliosi, A.  &  Greener, S. (2009)  'Mathematics students' next steps after graduation' , International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, Vol 40, No. 6 pp777-793

Bourner, T. (2009) 'Higher Learning: Developing Students Powers of Learning in Higher Education'  Higher Education Review. Vol. 41.  No. 3.

Bourner, T.  and Rospigliosi, A. (2008) 'Forty years on: long  term change in the first destinations of graduates', Higher Education Review, Vol. 41. No. 1, pp. 36-59.

Bourner, T.  (2008) 'The fully-functioning university' Higher Education Review, Vol, 40. No. 2. Pp 26-45.

Simpson, P. and Bourner, T. (2007) 'What Action Learning is not in the 21st Century', Action Learning: Research and Practice. Vol. 4. No. 2. Pp. 173-189.

Hughes, M. and Bourner T. (2006) Action learning set meetings: getting started by 'checking in',  Action Learning: Research and Practice. Vol. 2. No. 1. Pp. 89-96.

Bourner, T. and Simpson, P. (2005) 'Practitioner-centred research and the PhD'., Action Learning: Research and Practice. Vol. 2. No. 2. Pp. 133-152.

O'Hara, S. and Bourner, T. 'The Practice of Self-Managed Action Learning', Action Learning: Research and Practice. Vol. 1. No. 1.

Bourner, T. 'The Broadening of the higher education curriculum, 1970-2002' Higher Education Review, Vol. 36. No. 2, 2004 pp 45-58

Bourner, T. and Greenfield T. (2004) 'Research: a path through the maze' in Patel, et al (Eds).  The green book: a guide to effective graduate research in African agriculture, environment  and rural development.  Kampala, Uganda: African Crop Science Society.
       
Bourner, T. and Lawson, J. (2003) 'Introducing  Action Learning into a Business School', Chapter 5 in Learning and Teaching for Business edited by Kaye, R. and Hawkridge, D. for the Learning and Teaching Support Network for Business and Management, London:  Kogan.

Bourner, T. (2003) 'Assessing Reflective Learning' Education and Training, Vol. 45. No. 5, pp 267-272.

Bourner, T, France, L. and Atkinson, A. (2003) 'Preparing and developing university teachers: an empirical study', Higher Education Review, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 23-41.

Bourner, T., O'Hara, S., Webber, T. (2003) 'Practitioner-centred Research on Academic Development in Higher Education'.  Chapter 11 in The Scholarship of Academic Development, edited by H. Eggins and R. Macdonald, London, Open University Press

Bourner, T., Bowden, R. and Laing, S. (2002) 'Professional doctorates in England and Australia: not a world of difference' (2002) Higher Education Review, Vol. 35. No. 1, pp. 3-23.

Bourner, T., O'Hara, S., Webber, T. (2002) 'Learning to Manage Change in the Health Service'. Chapter 8 in Reflective Learning in Practice edited by A. Brockbank, I. McGill and N. Beech, Hants: Gower.

Bourner, T., (2002, 2nd ed.) 'Searching in unfamiliar fields' Chapter 14 in second  edition of Research Methods for Postgraduates edited by T. Greenfield, (London: Edward Arnold), 2002. pp. 106-114.

Bourner, T., (2002, 2nd ed.) 'The Research Journey: 4 Steps to Success' Chapter 2 in  Research Methods for Postgraduates edited by T. Greenfield, (London: Edward Arnold), 2002. pp. 7-12.

Bourner, T., and Lawson, J. (2002) 'Action Learning in Brighton Business School', Business, Management  and Accountancy  Learning and Teaching Support Network, Occasional Paper, University of East Anglia.

Bourner, T.  (2001) ‘The Professional Doctorate and the PhD’ in Education in Interesting Times: Three Papers on Change by Hawker, D., Watson, Sir D.,

Bourner, T. Occasional Paper of the Faculty of Education and Sport, Brighton: University of Brighton.

Bourner, T. Bowden, R, and Laing, S 'The Adoption of Professional Doctorates in English Universities': Why Here?  Why Now?' in Doctoral Education and Professional Practice: The Next Generation edited by Green, B, Maxwell, T., and Shanahan, P. University of New England: Karoorair Press, 2001

Bourner, T., Bowden, R. and Laing, S. (2001)   'The Development of Professional Doctorates in England in the 1990s'   Studies in Higher Education., 2001

Bourner, J., Hughes, M. and Bourner, T.  'First-year Undergraduate Experiences of Group Project Work' published in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol. 26. No. 1. 2001, pp. 19-39.

Ruggeri-Stevens, G., Bareham, J. and Bourner, T.  'The DBA in British Universities: Assessment and Standards', Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2001, pp 61-71.

Bourner, T. Preparing and Developing University Teachers: An Empirical Study  University of Brighton: Education Research Centre Occasional Paper. 

Bourner, T. Bareham, J. and Ruggeri-Stevens, G. (Check order of names on publication)  'The DBA: Form and Function' Education and Training. Due to be published by December 2000.

Bourner, T. Bareham, J. and Ruggeri-Stevens, G. (Check order of names on publication) 'The DBA in British Universities: Assessment and Standards' Brighton Business School Occasional Paper, Revised version to be published in Quality Assurance in Education in Summer 20001.

Bourner, T. and O’Hara, S.  ‘Only Connect: Using Statements of Relevance to facilitate effective reflection  in Management Development and Higher Education’, Innovations in Education and Training International. 2000, Vol. 37., No. 1, pp 68-75.

Bourner, T., France, L. and O’Hara, S. ‘Practitioner-Centred Research’. Chapter in New Directions in Professional Higher Education edited by Bourner, T., Katz, T and Watson, D. , 2000, Bucks: Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press ISBN: 0-335-20614 X (paperback) and 0-335-20615 8 (hardback).

Bourner, T., Cooper, A. and France, L.  ‘Action Learning Across the University Community’ Innovation in Education and Training International, 2000, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp 2-9.

Bourner, T., Bowden, R,., and Laing, S. (2000) Professional Doctorates, The Development of Researching Professionals’ Chapter in New Directions in Professional Higher Education edited by Bourner, T., Katz, T and Watson, D. Publisher: (May, 2000) Open University Press ISBN: 0-335-20614 X (paperback) and 0-335-20615 8 (hardback).

Bourner, T. & Frost P., ‘Learning Outcomes of Action Learning: Open Programmes and In-House Programmes’.   Action Learning and Action Research Journal, Vol. 5 . No.. 1. pp 18-40.

Bourner, T. Bareham, J. and Ruggeri-Stevens, G. (Check order of names on publication) 'The DBA: What is it for?' Career Development International. Vol. 5. No. 7, pp 394-403.

Bourner, T., Bowden, R. and Laing, S. (2000) The Development of Professional Doctorates in England in the 1990s   University of Brighton: Education Research Centre Occasional Paper.  Revised version forthcoming in Studies in Higher Education. (in press for 2001)

Bourner, J., Hughes, M. and Bourner, T.  'The Issue of Group Projects for First Year Undergraduates' Education Research Centre Occasional Paper (ISBN: 1 90117731 9)  Revised version 'First-year Undergraduate Experiences of Group Project Work' published in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol. 26. No. 1. 2001, pp. 19-39.

Bourner, T., Bowden, R., and Laing, S. (1999a)  'A National Profile of Research Degrees: Innovation, Clarity and Coherence', Higher Education Quarterly, Vol. 53. No. 3 pp 264-280.

Bourner, T., Bareham, J. & Frost, P., ‘A Research Degree Route for Manager Learning and Organisation Development?’ Journal of Graduate Education., 1999, Vol. 4 No. 3 pp. 103-117.

Bone A. and Bourner, T. ‘Action Learning for University Administrators’  in Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education.  1999, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp 118-122.

Bourner, T., Bowden, R., and Laing, S. (1999b) ‘Innovation or standardisation in research degree awards: lessons from the new universities’ Higher Education Review, Vol. 31, No. 21

Bone, A. with Bourner, T.  'Developing University Managers'.  Higher Education Quarterly, 1998,  Vol. 52, No. 3.

Bourner, T and Ellerker (1998)‘Sandwich placements: improving the learning experience - part 1’ Education and Training, 1996, Vol. 40. No. 6/7.  Ellerker, M, and Bourner, T.(1998) ‘Sandwich placements: improving the learning experience - part 2’ Education and Training, 1996, Vol. 40. No. 6/7.   (These two articles were among 15 selected from the 300 published by Education and Training in the decade up to 1998  for a celebration issue of selected articles to commemorate the journal’s 40th year of publication).

Bourner, T. 'More Knowledge, New Knowledge: The Impact on Education and Training' Invited contribution to 1st issue of 40th Volume of Education and Training, 1998, Vol 40, No. 1.

Bourner, T, 'Teaching Methods for Learning Outcomes in Higher Education', Education and Training,   1998, Vol. 39. No. 9, pp 344-353.

Bourner, T., and Flowers, S. ‘Teaching and Learning Methods in Higher Education: A Glimpse of the Future’. Reflections On Higher Education, 1997, Vol. 9, pp 77-102.

Lawson, J. with Bourner, T., ‘Developing Communication Within New Workgroups’,   Journal of Applied Management Studies. , 1997, Vol. 6. No. 2. pp 149-167.

Bourner, T and Bone, A. 'More Questions than Answers' Invited response to Higher Education Foundation submission to the Dearing Committee, Reflections On Higher Education,, 1997, Vol. 9, pp 25-27.

Bourner, T., Frost, P. & Beaty, L., ‘Participating in Action Learning’ Chapter in Third edition of Action Learning in Practice edited by Mike Pedler. (Aldershot, Hants: Gower), 1997. pp 279-290.

Lawson, J., Beaty, L., Bourner, T. &  O’Hara, S., ’Action Learning Comes of Age.  Part 4: Where and When?’, Education and Training. 1997, Vol. 39. No. 6. pp 225-229.

Beaty, L., Bourner, T., Lawson, J. & O’Hara, S., ’Action Learning Comes of Age.  Part 3: Learning What?’,  Education and Training.  1997, Vol. 39. No. 5. pp 184-188.

O’Hara, S., Beaty, L., Bourner, T. & Lawson, J., ‘Action Learning Comes of Age.  Part 2: Learning for Whom?’,  Education and Training,  1997, Vol. 39. No. 3. pp 91-95.

Bourner, T., ‘What Can Be Learned Using Action Learning?’, Organisations and People, 1996, Vol. 5 No. 4, pp. 18-22.

Bourner, T. Lawson, J. O’Hara, S. , Beaty, L., ’Action Learning Comes of Age.  Part 1: Questioning Action Learning’,  Education and Training. 1996, Vol. 38, No. 8 pp. 32-35.

Bourner, T. & Weinstein, K., ‘Just Another Talking Shop: Some Of The Pitfalls In Action Learning’, Employee Counselling Today: The Journal of Workplace Learning, 1996, Vol. 8, No. 6. pp. 54-65

Bourner, T. & Frost P., ‘In Their Own Words: Action Learning in Higher Education’, Education and Training. 1996, Vol. 38, No. 8 pp. 22-31

Bourner, T. Article in Management Development Review Vol. 9, No. 6

Bourner, T. & Frost P., ‘Experiencing Action Learning’, Employee Counselling Today: The Journal of Workplace Learning, 1996, Vol. 8, No. 6 pp. 11-18

Bourner, T., ‘Effective Management And Self-Awareness’ Career Development International, 1996, Vol. 1, No. 4.  pp. 14-18.

Bourner, T., O’Hara, S. & Megginson, D., ‘Exploring The Future Of Management Development: Experiencing Open Space ‘ Career Development International, 1996, Vol. 1, No. 4. pp. 4-10

Bourner, T., ‘The Learning Aims of Higher Education’, Education and Training, 1996, Vol. 38. No. 3. pp. 10-16.

Bourner, T., ‘The Research Process: Four Steps to Success’,  Chapter 2 in Research Methods: Guidance for Postgraduates edited by Tony Greenfield, (London: Edward Arnold), 1996. pp. 7-11.

Bourner, T., ‘Personal Development to Improve Management Performance’, Management Development Review, 1996, Vol. 9 No. 6. pp. 4-10.

Bourner, T. Article with Tim Maskell in Mechanical Incorporated Engineer

Bourner, T. & Ellerker, M., 'Sandwich Placements: Improving the Learning Experience, Part 2',  Education and Training, 1994, Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 10-18.

Bourner, T. & Ellerker, M., 'Sandwich Placements: Improving the Learning Experience, Part 1',  Education and Training, 1993, Vol. 35, No. 7. pp. 3-8.

Beaty, L., Bourner, T., &  Frost, P., ‘Action Learning: Reflections on Becoming a Set Member', Management Education and Development, 1993, Vol. 24, No 4, pp. 350-367.

Bourner, T., Frost, P. & Beaty, L., ‘Management Development by Research', Personnel Review, 1992, Vol. 21, No 2. pp. 31-44.

Bourner, T. & Hughes, M., 'Joint Supervision of Research Degrees', Higher Education Review, 1991, Vol. 24, No 1. pp. 21-34.

McGill, I., Segal-Horn, S., Bourner, T. & Frost, P.,  'Action Learning:  A Vehicle for Personal and Group Experiential Learning',  in Diversity in Experiential Learning:  Making Sense of Theory and Practice, edited by I McGill and S Weill, 1989, Open University Press with Society for Research into Higher Education, Milton Keynes.

Bourner, T., ‘Action Learning:  What's it All About?', Action Learning, 1989, Vol. 7. No. 7.

Segal-Horn, S., McGill, I.,  Bourner, T. & Frost, P.,  'The Process of Action Learning',  Training and Management Development Methods, 1988, Vol. 2, Spring. pp. 131-137.

Bourner, T., 'Spontaneous Combustion and the Diffusion of Grassroots Action Learning', Action Learning, 1988, Vol. 6, No 1.

Bourner, T. & Hamed, M., 'Degree Results in the Public Sector of Higher Education:  Comparative Results for A-level Entrants and Non-A-level Entrants', Journal of Access Studies, 1987, Vol. 2, No 1, pp. 24-41.
   
Segal-Horn, S., McGill, I.,  Bourner, T. & Frost, P.,  'Non-facilitated Action Learning', Management Education and Development, 1987, Vol. 18, Part 4.

Bourner, T. & Crilly, A., 'Mathematics Graduates in the Labour Market - A Recent Appraisal', International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1985, Vol. 16, No 6,  pp. 715-729.

Bourner, T. & Bourner, J., 'Degrees of Success in Accounting', Studies in Higher Education, 1985, Vol. 10, No 1, pp. 55-68.

Bourner, T. & Frost, P., 'Changing Patterns of Employment of Business Graduates', (with P Frost), The Business Graduate, 1985, Vol. 14, No 3,  pp. 43-49.

Bourner, T. & Ball, B., 'Employment of Psychology Graduates', Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 1984, No 37, pp. 39-40.

Bourner, T., Davies, H., Lintner, V., Woods A. &  Woods, M., ‘The diffusion of Microelectronics Technology in South East England' in The Employment Consequences of Technological Change, 1983, edited by D Bosworth, Macmillan. pp. 97-110.

Bourner, T., ‘Part time First Degrees of the Council for National Academic Awards', Education Studies, 1983, Vol. 9, No 1,  pp. 17-30.

Bourner, T. & McQueen, B., 'The Relationship between Part-time and Sandwich Degree Courses in Business Studies', Business Education, 1983, Vol. 4, No 22, pp. 3-37.

Bourner, T., ‘The Impact of the Sandwich Placement on the Employment of Polytechnic Business Graduates', Bulletin of Education Research, 1982, No 23, pp. 32-47.

Bourner, T. & Wistrich, E., 'Employment Prospects for Public Administration Graduates’, Teaching Public Administration, 1982, Vol. 1, No 1, pp. 32-44.

Bourner, T., 'The Impact of Microelectronics on Unemployment', Economics, 1982, Vol. XV111 Part 1, No 77, pp. 19-25.

Bourner, T., 'Part-time Business Studies Degree Students Some Background Results', The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1982, Vol. XXX1V, No 89, pp. 77-82.   

Bourner, T. & Crilly, A., 'Mathematics Graduates in the Labour Market’, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1981, Vol. 13, No 2, pp. 227-239.

Bourner, T., 'British Business Graduate - Quo Vadis?', British Business Graduates Review, 1981, Vol. 7, No 9.

Bourner, T. & Baum, A., 'The Initial Employment of Sociology Graduates in the UK 1976-78', The Sociological Review, 1981, Vol. 27, No 2, New Series, pp. 339-360.

Bourner, T. & Hindmarch, A., 'CNAA Business Studies Degrees 1971-75', Business Education, 1981, pp. 74-83.

Bourner, T., 'The Employment of Business Graduates - A Sectoral Analysis', Business Education, 1981, pp. 10-25.

Bourner, T. & Holder, S., 'Patterns of Employment of Economics Graduates', British Review of Economic Issues, 1980, Vol. 2, No 6, pp. 17-40.

Bourner, T. & Hindmarch, A., 'First Degree Classifications and Entry Qualifications:  Universities and Polytechnics 1971-75', in Indicators of Performance, 1980, edited by D Billing, SRHE, pp. 43-48

Bourner, T. & Hindmarch, A., 'CNAA Degrees in the Social Sciences - A Comparative Analysis', Studies in Higher Education, 1980, Vol. 5, No 1,  pp. 17-31

Bourner, T., 'The Progress Function, Investment and Technical Change', Terotechnica, 1980, Vol. 1, No 3, pp. 179-186.

Bourner, T., 'The Cost of Completing a Part-time Degree by Full-time Study', Higher Education Review, 1979, Vol. 12, No 1, pp. 55-69.

Books and published research reports

Greener, S.L., Bourner, T and Rospigliosi, A (2011) Graduate Employment: 333 tips for finding your first job as a graduate. Ventus Publishing APS ISBN 978-87-7681-726-8 Available online

Bourner, T., Katz, T and Watson, D. (Editors) New Directions in Professional Higher Education  Publisher: Open University Press ISBN: 0-335-20614 X (paperback) and 0-335-20615 8 (hardback), 2000.

Bourner, T. & Race, P.  Second edition of How to Win as a Part-time Student, (London: Kogan Page), 1995.

Bourner, T., Race, P. & Martin, V., Workshops that Work, (Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill), 1993.

Bourner, T. with Reynolds, A., Hamed, M.  and Barnett, R., Part-time Students and their Experience of Higher Education, (London: Open University Press  with the Society for Research into Higher Education), 1991.

Bourner, T. & Barlow, J. The Student Induction Handbook (London: Kogan Page), 1991.

Bourner, T. & Race, P.  How to Win as a Part-time Student, (London: Kogan Page), 1990.

Bourner, T., Hamed, M., Barnett, R and Reynolds, A. Students on CNAA's Part-time First Degree Courses.  Council for National Academic Awards Development Services Publication No. 16.  (London: CNAA) 1988.

Bourner, T. & Hamed, M. Entry Qualifications and Degree Results.  Council for National Academic Awards Development Services Publication No 11.  (London: CNAA), 1986.

Bourner, T. & Hamed, M.  Entry Qualifications and Degree Performance: Technical Report, Council for National Academic Awards Development Services Publication No 10.(London: CNAA) 1986.

Bourner, T., Graduate First Destinations:  Handbook for CNAA Transbinary Database.  Council for National Academic Awards Development Services Publication No 4.  (London: CNAA), 1984.

Bourner, T., First Degree Classifications: Handbook for CNAA Transbinary Database.  Council for National Academic Awards Development Services Publication No 3.  (London: CNAA), 1983.