Ensuring curriculum relevance in vocational education and training: epistemological perspectives in a curriculum research project

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Author: Hiim, Hilde


This article addresses challenges regarding relevance in vocational education and training (VET) curricula. Recent research on Norwegian VET shows that the educational content is not sufficiently related to the students' needs for qualification in the actual vocations. I will present a new curriculum research project aimed at investigating and improving the vocational relevance in Norwegian VET. An important part of the project is to investigate epistemological perspectives on how vocational knowledge is constituted and developed, and consequences for the curriculum. The article presents...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training

Keywords: Curriculum development; VET in schools; Experiential learning; Vocational preparation; Relevance of education and training

Geographic subjects: Norway; Europe

Published: Bremen, Germany: Institute Technology and Education, University of Bremen, 2017

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Journal volume: 4

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2017

Pages: pp. 1-19

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

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.494

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