Working with a competency-based Training Package: a contextual investigation from the perspective of a group of TAFE teachers


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Author: Southren, Michael


Reforms in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) landscape have generated significant interest in the changes to the delivery and nature of formal (off-the-job) training provided by Registered Training Organisations. Existing research has provided valuable insights into the evolving role of teachers, and speculated upon the changing identity and concerns of these educators through broad-based and over-arching analysis. It was considered valuable to complement this literature with a contextual investigation that acknowledges the uniqueness of a specific VET programme....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Apprenticeship; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Culture and society; Research

Keywords: Competency based training; TAFE; Vocational teachers; Curriculum development; Teaching method; Apprentice; Knowledge sharing; Skill development; Value system; Educational research

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2015

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Journal volume: 13

Journal number: 3

Journal date: December 2015

Pages: pp. 194-213

ISSN: 1448-0220, 2204-5044 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 123.132

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