Tag: VET

Second chance learning in Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria

Author: Tracey Ollis, Karen Starr, Cheryl Ryan, Jennifer Angwin and Ursula Harrison Deakin University Edition: Volume 57, Number 1, April 2017 Summary: Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria are significant sites of formal and informal education for adult learners. Intrinsically connected to local

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Case studies in e-RPL and e-PR

Authors: Roslyn Cameron, Curtin University and Allison Miller, Vanguard Visions Consulting Pty Ltd Summary:  The use of ePortfolios for recognition of prior learning (e-RPL) and for professional recognition (e-PR) is slowly gaining in popularity in the VET sector however their use

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Social capital outcomes: The new focus for adult literacy and numeracy courses

Authors: Stephen Black, Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE; Jo Balatti, James Cook University; & Ian Falk, Charles Darwin University Edition: Volume 46, Number 3, November 2006 Summary: Since the early 1990s in Australia, adult literacy and numeracy courses in vocational education and

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The ‘double-edged sword’ of the adult learning environment

Authors: Sara Murray and Jane Mitchell: Charles Sturt University Edition: Volume 53, Number 1, April 2013 Summary: The vocational education and training sector plays a critical role in the provision of educational opportunities for young adults who have left school prior

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‘Trying to keep up’: The experience of combining full-time VET with work

Author: Michelle Morris: Student Services, TAFE SA Regency Campus Edition: Volume 53, Number 1, April 2013 Summary: Maintaining a healthy work-life relationship is important for the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. This is also true for students studying in

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Competency-based training: different perceptions in Australia and Germany

Author/s: Silke Hellwig Edition: Volume 46, Number 1, April 2006 Summary: The German dual apprenticeship system has traditionally been viewed as an effective system for generating a highly skilled workforce in the trades, crafts and service sectors. In addition, countries

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Learning in and through social partnerships

Author/s: Kathleen M. Fennessy, Stephen Billett and Carolyn Ovens Edition: Volume 46, Number 1, April 2006 Summary: This paper explores participation in social partnerships as a space for learning. It analyses interview data about participation in social partnership from partnerships

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A very peculiar practice? Promulgating social partnerships with small business – but what have we learnt from research and practice?

Author/s: Karen Plane Edition: Volume 47, Number 1, April 2007 Summary: The ideologies underpinning public / private partnerships (PPPs) have been much contested in theory, but what does promulgating a social partnership mean in practice? This qualitative research study has

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Negotiating learning through stories: mature women, VET and narrative inquiry

Author/s: Jeannie Daniels Edition: Volume 48, Number 1, April 2008 Summary: This paper explains my choice of narrative inquiry as a methodological approach in my recently completed PhD study. My research investigated learning experiences of mature women learners in VET.

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The role of cultural context in continuing vocational training

Author/s: Oktay Akbas ̨ Edition: Volume 51, Number 1, April 2011 Summary: This study analysed how auto repairmen working in micro-enterprises undertake continuing vocational training in relation to cultural context. The study was conducted in Kırıkkale, a city in central

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