What would Humboldt say: a case of general Bildung in vocational education?

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Author: Tyson, Ruhi


A classic philosopher in the Bildung-tradition, Humboldt, argued that general Bildung was the opposite of specialist training (vocational education). This has been a matter of contention and the aim here is to revisit the issue through an empirical case study. In the vocational education biography of craft master Wolfgang B. he speaks about aspects of his education that have much in common with Humboldt's ideal of general Bildung but transposed into the context of vocational education and training (VET). The concept of vocationalism (Beruichkeit) provides context to the present argument...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training

Keywords: Curriculum development; Case study; Instructional design; Educational innovation; Vocational school

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Bremen, Germany: Institute Technology and Education, University of Bremen, 2016

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Journal volume: 3

Journal number: 3

Journal date: December 2016

Pages: pp. 230-249

ISSN: 2197-8638 (print), 2197-8646 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.492

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