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Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Vocational Learning

Innovative Theory and Practice

Editors: Catts, Ralph, Falk, Ian, Wallace, Ruth (Eds.)

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  • Discusses adult learning in the context of social interaction
  • Discusses both learning as acquisition of vocational knowledge and the application of that knowledge
  • Unique insights into aspects of TVET for Indigenous (First Nation) Peoples
  • Links current TVET theory with empirical findings
  • Addresses policy implications for Europe, North America and Australasia
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About this book

Effective knowing and learning for vocational purposes must take account of the wide range of variables that impact on knowledge formation and that promote learning. In light of those many variables, the formal sector of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) must constantly ask itself what it could and should do to better provide vocational learning for those people likely to pursue learning via the informal sector. This book addresses that question.

Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice discusses four theoretical aspects of vocational learning that support understanding of vocational learning processes and practices: the situations of vocational learning; the power and roles of social networks and identity in vocational learning; knowing and knowledge management processes; and the implications for pedagogic practices in both informal and formal TVET systems. The book provides an overview of a series of international examples of innovative approaches to vocational educational theory and practice, and it draws on empirical research to analyze the effects of those approaches. It includes unique insights into aspects of TVET for Indigenous peoples. With a discussion of policy implications for Europe, North America and Australia, this book is an instrumental tool to understand the underlying factors that generate effective educational and workforce outcomes through effective formal and informal learning.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: Innovations in Theory and Practice

    Pages 1-8

    Catts, Ralph (et al.)

  • Social Partnerships in Learning: Connecting to the Learner Identities of Disenfranchised Regional Learners

    Pages 11-31

    Wallace, Ruth

  • Where ‘The TVET System’ Meets the Performativity of Vocational Learning: Borderlands of Innovation and Future Directions

    Pages 33-62

    Falk, Ian (et al.)

  • Constructing Learners as Members of Networks

    Pages 63-76

    Balatti, Jo (et al.)

  • Competence as Collective Process

    Pages 77-91

    Boreham, Nick

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1539-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1538-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Softcover $149.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vocational Learning
Book Subtitle
Innovative Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Ralph Catts
  • Ian Falk
  • Ruth Wallace
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1539-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1539-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1538-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3808-9
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 280
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