The Language in the Trades Education Project

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The primary aim of the research project was to describe the trades-specific language used in the automotive technology, carpentry, fabrication and plumbing trades, as well as how this language is taught and learned at institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand. The project used both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate trades-specific language. Qualitative methods included: extensive interviews with trades tutors, trades professionals and trades students; observation of classroom, workshop and on-site teaching; and corpus-based analysis of vocabulary in use....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Language; Literacy; Skills and knowledge; Apprenticeship; Teaching and learning; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Apprenticeable occupation; Skill analysis; Educational practice; Institutional role; Teaching method; Learning process; Quantitative research; Qualitative research; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa (National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence), 2017

Physical description: 135 p.

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ISBN: 9780947516925 (print); 9780947516932 (online)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 132.681

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