The role of apprenticeship in the cultivation of soft skills and dispositions

As a learning model, apprenticeship is well known for its capacity to develop skills and vocational identities. It is also increasingly appealing for its potential to develop soft skills and enhance dispositions. This article focuses on the nature and role of apprenticeship and employers in developing dispositions and soft skills. It draws on a two-year New Zealand study of 41 apprentices in general practice medicine, carpentry, and engineering technician work, and their workplace mentors and teachers. The study theorised that apprentices' most significant learning is personally as well as pro ... Show more

Authors: Vaughan, Karen

Published: Abingdon, England, Taylor and Francis, 2017

Resource type: Article

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