Why is it important for higher education to connect with the VET sector?

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Author: Langworthy, Anne; Johns, Susan


This paper examines the value to students of connections between the vocational education and training (VET) and higher education sectors. It presents findings from research at the University of Tasmania which shows that students admitted to higher education on the basis of previous VET perform as well if not better than all other student populations. The paper challenges some commonly held myths about VET students’ academic ability and about the perceived differential status of VET and higher education, and suggests that higher education can learn valuable lessons from VET regarding...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Higher education; Pathways; Outcomes; Qualifications; Participation

Keywords: Articulation; Credit transfer; Academic achievement

Geographic subjects: Tasmania; Australia; Oceania

Published: [Place of publication not identified]: HERDSA, 2012

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Also called: Why is it important for higher education to connect with the vocational education and training sector

Pages: pp. 118-128

Conference number: 35th

Date: 2012

Place: Hobart, Tasmania

Resource type: Conference

Call number: TD/TNC 110.757

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