Vocational Learning: Contributions of Workplaces and Educational Institutions

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Title Vocational Learning: Contributions of Workplaces and Educational Institutions
Author Billett, Stephen Richard
Book Title International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work: Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning
Editor R McClean, D N Wilson & C Chinien
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Dordecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer Academic Publication,
Abstract This chapter identifies contributions to the learning of vocational practice from experiences in both educational institutions and workplaces. It proposes that each of these setting potentially provides particular contributions to learning vocational practice. When each set of contributions is usefully exercised and integrated they stand to purposefully support rich and robust vocational learning. Yet, this integration is not possible in all circumstances. Therefore, it is important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the contributions from both kinds of settings, and how best their learning potential can be maximised and their weaknesses limited. This paper is structured to achieve these purposes. Consideration is given first to the kinds of knowledge required to be learnt for effective vocational practice. Next, the contributions to learning vocational practices from both workplace and educational settings are discussed through a consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of their respective contributions. Consideration is then given to how best to integrate the contributions of both environments to provide optimum learning experiences.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.springerlink.com
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01103-0_15
Volume 4
Chapter Number X.10
Page from 1711
Page to 1723
ISBN 978-1-4020-5280-4
Date Accessioned 2009-09-09
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29317
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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