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Pilz, Matthias – Vocations and Learning, 2016
The ways in which vocational education and training (VET) systems are structured vary significantly from country to country, both because different countries have different objectives for their VET systems and because VET is differently embedded within the education and labour market systems of any individual country. International research in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Classification, Comparative Education, Models
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Veillard, Laurent – Vocations and Learning, 2012
The aim of this article is to discuss transfer of learning in a tertiary technical course in the French educational context. The focus is on a pedagogical sequence (i.e. a complex problem-solving activity) requiring different types of knowledge that students are expected to have learnt previously in the different parts of their training course…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Transfer of Training
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Brockmann, Michaela; Clarke, Linda; Méhaut, Philippe; Winch, Christopher – Vocations and Learning, 2008
This paper examines the notion of "competence" in the VET systems of France and England. While both countries have developed "competence-based" approaches, underlying the similar terminology are distinct meanings, rooted in the countries' institutional structures and labour processes. A key distinction is identified between a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Competence, Knowledge Level