Vocational learning in schools: an international comparison


Permanent URL for this page: http://hdl.voced.edu.au/10707/411514.

Author: O'Connell, Megan; Torii, Kate


The authors look at the role of secondary schools in providing the foundations for effective vocational learning and improving the flow of highly capable learners to the workforce. Options to improve vocational learning in schools are proposed following an analysis of international innovations. The authors argue that the current [vocational education and training] VET in school programs have a narrow pedagogy, skewed participation levels, perverse funding incentives and lack employer recognition largely due to limited workplace learning opportunities. By examining the approaches used in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Providers of education and training; Innovation; Teaching and learning

Keywords: VET in schools; Institutional role; Pedagogics

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; Hong Kong (China); Asia; Switzerland; Europe

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Committee for Economic Development of Australia, 2016

Access item:


Pages: pp. 69-82

Related items: TD/TNC 125.674

ISBN: 0858013061

The volume from which this chapter is taken is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.674.

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 125.755

Show Extra Info
QR Code for https://www.voced.edu.au/content/ngv%3A74069