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Country Affiliations

  • Singapore

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 356 (Other: 356)

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Theses Supervised at Griffith



Professor Stephen Billett has worked as a vocational educator, educational administrator, teacher educator, professional development practitioner and policy developer within the Australian vocational education system and as a teacher and researcher at Griffith University. In particular, since 1992, he has researched learning through and for work, and has published widely in the fields of vocational learning, workplace learning and conceptual accounts of learning for vocational purposes. These include publications in journals such as Culture and Psychology, Learning and Instruction and Mind, Culture and Activity, British Journal of Educational Studies, Studies in Continuing Education. He has also published his research in sole authored books (Learning through work: Strategies for effective practice (Allen and Unwin 2001); Work, change and workers (Springer 2006) and edited books (Work, Subjectivity and Learning (Springer, 2006) Emerging Perspectives of Work and Learning (Sense 2008), Practice-based learning (Springer 2010), and Promoting professional learning (Springer 2011). He is currently preparing a sole-authored manuscript entitled Vocational Education for Springer. His work is widely cited and he has secured over A$ 4 million in competitively funded grants from Australian Research Council, National Vocational Educational and Training Research funds, Fulbright Foundation, and projects from state and private sector. Professor Billett is currently on the editorial boards of 7 refereed journals, including the American Education Research Journal, the second most cited journal in the field of education, and he reviews articles for many other journals. He is also the Founding and Editor in Chief of Vocations and Learning: Studies in professional and vocational education (Springer). This journal has an editorial board of 30 members from 13 countries, and has recently been accepted with the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). He is also the lead editor on the book series Professional and practice-based learning for Springer Whilst based in a Faculty of Education, Professor Billett works across a range of university faculties. These include Health, Human Services (Griffith), Human Movement (Queensland), Physiotherapy, Nursing (Monash) and Midwifery (Flinders), in current research activities, and has ongoing collaborations with universities overseas. He is an OZ Reader for Australian Research Council and granting schemes for the United Kingdom (ESRC), Canada (SSHRC), European Union (ESO), and The Netherlands. He has been invited to make keynote presentations in Australia (2003, 2006, 2008), Germany (EARLI) (2004), United Kingdom (2003), Singapore (2008) New Zealand (2006, 2010) and Finland (2006), Denmark (2009), and Switzerland (2009).  

Education and Training

  • BEdSt Bachelor of Educational Studies, Brisbane Col of Advanced Edu 1985