Theorem 3: "Vocational education should provide students with thinking habits - technical knowledge and scientific problem solving skills - and the manipulative skills required in the occupation itself."
Yes I agree with theorem 3. My knowledge and training did not come from vocational education but on the job training. However, my training encompasses theorem 3. Coming from the pharmacy industry, I didn’t always have someone looking over my shoulder, time was of essence, the ability to think and problem solve was crucial. When patients dropped off prescriptions, I had to think, and give an estimate on wait time. Having an idea on how long it will take comes with assessing the situation at hand. If there were difficulties with insurance cards, I had to troubleshoot the claim by getting the necessary information from the patient or calling the insurance company to determine whether a claim is going to be paid or is in need of a preauthorization. Completing mental calculation to draw an IV for a patient awaiting medication to prevent paralysis is another example of how manipulative skills are required.