Successful apprenticeships: observations from an Australian study

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Author: Pearce, Damien


Self-directed learning highlights the importance of learning collaboratively within supportive learning environments. Conceptually, this scholarship situates self-directed learning as elevated from the historical discourse surrounding technical and non-technical competence. This paper explores how a sample of apprentices, working and learning within the Australian building and construction industry, developed as competent and self-directed tradespeople. This achievement was evidenced by the apprentices not only meeting the minimum occupational standards, but also having developed high...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Teaching and learning; Outcomes

Keywords: Apprentice; Self directed learning; Mentoring

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Washington, District of Columbia]: [International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship], [2017]

Physical description: [4] p.

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