A Dutch approach to promoting key qualifications: reflections on 'core problems' as a support for curriculum development

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Author: Onstenk, Jeroen; Brown, Alan


The focus of this chapter is on the incorporation of the notion of 'key qualifications' in the Dutch national qualification structure and on the 'core problems' approach as a means of bridging between qualification needs analysis and curriculum development. It addresses four related themes: (1) an examination of the Dutch reaction to the European key qualifications debate; (2) the introduction of the concept of core assignments and core problems; (3) a consideration of how these have been developed in new formats in order to fit the Dutch qualification structure; and (4) a discussion of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Qualifications; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Employment

Keywords: Basic skill; Competence; Curriculum development; Occupation

Geographic subjects: Europe; Netherlands

Published: Luxembourg: CEDEFOP, 2002

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Pages: pp.87-104

Series: Cedefop reference series; no. 37

ISBN: 9289601302

ISSN: 1608-7089

Statement of responsibility: Jeroen Onstenk and Alan Brown

Resource type: Book chapter

Call number: TD/TNC 71.367

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