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Jim Hordern


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Personal profile

Research interests


  •  educational knowledge and practice
  •  professional and vocational education
  •  higher education 

Previous roles have included Reader and Senior Lecturer (Bath Spa University), John Adams Research Fellow (IOE, London), Curriculum Leader and Teaching Fellow (University of Bath). I have also been a Partnership Adviser for the Learning and Skills Council, an English language teacher and in-company trainer, and held research and workforce development positions in four local authorities in England and Wales.

I have externally examined EdD and PhD students at the universities of Nottingham, Huddersfield, Bath, Lancaster and UCL. I am a member of the editorial board and management committee of the Journal of Vocational Education and Training and the editorial advisory board of the Internationale Berufsbildungforschung Springer book series.


  • educational knowledge
  • practice
  • work-based learning
  • curriculum
  • vocational education
  • professionalism


Internationalising the Curriculum: South African perspectives

Hordern, J., Lauder, H., Allais, S., Shalem, Y., Hoadley, U. & Muller, J.


Project: Other

Research Output

A framework for the comparative study of institutional-employer partnerships in vocational education and training

Hordern, J., 9 Apr 2020, Comparative Vocational Education Research. Pilz, M. & Li, J. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Springer, p. 43-56 (Internationale Berufsbildungsforschung).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Specialised, systematic and powerful knowledge

Hordern, J., 16 Jun 2020, (Acceptance date) In : London Review of Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Book Review: Education and expertise

Hordern, J., 28 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Vocational Education and Training.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle