Advanced GNVQs, AVCEs and Level 3 Diplomas in England: a motivational analysis

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Author: Wellings, David; Spours, Ken; Ireson, Judith


This paper reviews recent research that has questioned the efficacy of using what has been defined as ‘policy with regards to student motivation’ to enhance retention and achievement among vocational students. This research examined the contradictions between [General National Vocational Qualification] GNVQ and [Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education] AVCE policy and the student perceptions of these courses at two schools and a college in the south east of England. It identified a conceptual framework for estimating Advanced GNVQ and AVCE students’ expectancies, values and self...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Vocational education and training; Assessment; Participation; Students; Teaching and learning; Research; Policy; Outcomes

Keywords: Completion; Learning motivation; Perception

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis, 2010

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Journal volume: 15

Journal number: 4

Journal date: December 2010

Pages: pp. 387-403

ISSN: 1359-6748, 1747-5112 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 102.882

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