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Lahiff, Ann; Guile, David – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
An apprenticeship in media production in England is at the centre of this case study exploration. The context is exemplified by the organisation of the process of production around project teams and the development of project-based working cultures. Given these developments, the working conditions and learning opportunities presented to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Work Environment, Film Production, Behavioral Objectives
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Guile, David – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This article argues that once apprenticeship is conceptualised as a social model of learning, then it no longer follows that apprenticeship is an age- or phase-specific model of vocational formation. The article explores this claim through drawing on a case study of the design of a Foundation Degree (FD) in aircraft engineering, which was…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Engineering, Models, Vocational Education
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Guile, David; Okumoto, Kaori – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
Recent research has shown that the UK's Advanced Apprenticeship Programme (AAP) struggles to develop the forms of "vocational practice", that is, a combination of knowledge, skill and judgement, employers are looking for in the creative and cultural sector. Employers' reluctance to get involved with the AAP does not mean that they are…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Skill Development
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Guile, David; Young, Michael – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1998
Drawing on recent work extending Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development and activity theory, the article proposes that apprenticeship be reconceptualized as a more inclusive social theory of learning. Suggests the need for new criteria for reflexive learning. (SK)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Learning Theories, Social Theories