Craft working and the 'hard problem' of vocational education and training


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Author: Hyland, Terry


Analogies are drawn between the 'hard problem' of philosophy of mind consisting in the attempts to reconcile mental and physical phenomena and the similarly long-standing intractability of a core problem in vocational education and training (VET) concerning the vocational/academic divide and the inferior status of vocational studies in systems of education. Previous reconciliation strategies in relation to upgrading vocationalism have included recommendations for VET curriculum and assessment reform, changes in the nature and organisation of apprenticeships, new forms of partnerships...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes

Keywords: Perception; Curriculum development; History; Skill development; Education and training reform; Education and training system

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: [Wuhan, China]: Scientific Research Publishing, 2017

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Journal volume: 5

Journal number: 9

Journal date: September 2017

Pages: pp. 304-325

ISSN: 2327-5952 (print), 2327-5960 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 129.1072

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