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Cornford, Ian R. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
Australian implementation of competency-based training fails to recognize that mere competency statements are inadequate as a basis for teaching. Many vocational teachers lack sufficient background in psychology for successful implementation. Good curriculum documents can help by incorporating key research on skill learning, transfer, expertise,…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Psychology
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Fuller, Alison – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1996
The British government's Modern Apprenticeship initiative has the following features: adoption of the best aspects of traditional apprenticeship, links with National Vocational Qualifications, breadth, and industry ownership. Key issues in the design of learning include holistic approaches to the attainment of occupational competence; effective…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Industry, Instructional Design
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Gleeson, Paul – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1996
Studies of gender identity and activity preferences in young children and of the characteristics of work culture in traditional male trades are used to support the argument that women seeking nontraditional employment are faced with a work identity based on a traditional concept of masculinity. Reconstructing work cultures to ensure equal access…
Descriptors: Employed Women, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Occupations, Sex Bias
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Dhillon, Jaswinder; Moreland, Neil – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1996
Progress of 12 lecturers through a competency-based inservice teacher training program showed great variation in the processes used to collect evidence for assessment of competence and in methods used to support learning, raising questions about professional competence standards. Factors contributing to progress included peer group and tutor…
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries
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