The role and nature of knowledge in vocational programmes

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Author: Bruijn, Elly de; Bakker, Arthur


An important issue in the design of vocational education is the positioning of the knowledge component of occupations in the curriculum. The underlying question here is what knowledge contents students come across during their education in order to develop their personal knowledge base for professional performance. The knowledge contents of occupations are not unambiguous. In the literature, a distinction is made between different types of knowledge. The first type is codified knowledge that is related to disciplinary knowledge such as language and mathematics but also mechanics,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Providers of education and training; Employment; Industry; Policy; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Knowledge level; Occupation; Curriculum

Geographic subjects: Europe; Netherlands

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2017

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Pages: pp. 157-174

Related items: TD/TNC 128.163

ISBN: 9783319507323; 9783319507347 (eBook)

ISSN: 2210-5549, 2210-5557 (online)

The volume from which this chapter is taken is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 128.163.

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 128.741

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