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

Integration of Vocational Education and Training Experiences

Purposes, Practices and Principles

Editors: Choy, Sarojni, Wärvik, Gun-Britt, Lindberg, Viveca (Eds.)

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  • Addresses the integration of students’ learning experiences by suggesting ways to facilitate integration
    Combines studies and insights from leading scholars and theorists to help understand and respond to the practicalities of integration 
    Provides a comprehensive collection of cases, offering a synthesis of purposes, practices and principles for the integration of learning experiences

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This book draws on experiences from a range of vocational education systems in different nation states and re-examines the purpose of providing experiences outside educational institutions; the kinds and extent of those experiences; and efforts made to ensure the integration of students’ experiences across sites. Analyses of the various vocational education systems, their purposes and practices across nations, and challenges experienced by different stakeholders illustrate different approaches to the integration of learning at different sites. The book includes a consideration of what constitutes the integration and reconciliation of experiences, and their attendant educational implications. This extends an appraisal of the concepts of integration, reconciliation, curriculum and work readiness, each of which has a range of connotations. Integration or reconciliation is differentiated from transfer of learning, which is commonly based on simple assumptions that the educational institutions will provide theory and that the workplaces will provide practice from the workplaces, and that the two can be easily linked by students. The contributions from different nation states clearly demonstrate that integration is a collaborative process and requires the agency of stakeholders operating at global, national and specific learning site levels.

About the authors

Dr Sarojni Choy is an Associate Professor of Professional, Continuing and Vocational Education at Griffith University. Her responsibilities include teaching graduate and postgraduate courses, and supervising higher degree research students. Her research and writing activities focus on workplace learning, integration of learning, employment based training, continuing education and training, and workforce capacity building. Professor Choy serves on the editorial boards of two international journals, and is a regular reviewer for three international journals and international conferences in vocational education. She is currently assistant editor for the journal Vocations and Learning: Studies in Vocational and Professional Education (published by Springer), and co-editor of the monographs: Supporting learning across working life: Models, processes and practices; and Practice Theory Perspectives on Pedagogy and Education, published by Springer.

Dr Gun-Britt Wärvik is an Associate Professor of Education at the Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg. From 2011 to 2017 she was a member of the steering board of two research schools in vocational education. Her work primarily includes teaching graduate and postgraduate courses, supervising PhD students and research. Her research interests concern the political aspects of educational phenomena, including educational restructuring, lifelong learning and vocational education.

Dr Viveca Lindberg is an Associate Professor of Education and Learning in Working Life and Adult Learning at the Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg. From 2011 to 2017 she was coordinator of two postgraduate programmes in vocational education. Her work chiefly includes teaching, supervising PhD students and research. Her research interests concern vocational knowing in context, as well as assessment of students’ vocational knowing.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Integration Between School and Work: Developments, Conceptions and Applications

    Pages 3-18

    Choy, Sarojni (et al.)

  • Student Readiness and the Integration of Experiences in Practice and Education Settings

    Pages 19-40

    Billett, Stephen

  • Work Experience and VET: Insights from the Connective Typology and the Recontextualisation Model

    Pages 41-61

    Guile, David

  • Varieties of “Duality”: Work-Based Learning and Vocational Education in International Comparative Research

    Pages 63-82

    Grollmann, Philipp

  • Integration of Learning in Educational Institutions and Workplaces: An Australian Case Study

    Pages 85-106

    Choy, Sarojni

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integration of Vocational Education and Training Experiences
Book Subtitle
Purposes, Practices and Principles
Editors
  • Sarojni Choy
  • Gun-Britt Wärvik
  • Viveca Lindberg
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8857-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8857-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8856-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4259-2
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 369
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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