Empirical conceptualisation of integrative learning: a focus on theory-practice integration in technical vocational education and training

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Author: Orozco, Mariana; Gijbels, David; Timmerman, Christiane


The integrative learning of theory and practice has been widely recognised as a cornerstone of today's technical vocational education and training (T-VET). Considerable uncertainty persists regarding how to construe such integrative learning, let alone regarding how it proceeds or what it generates. This article reports an in-depth qualitative study designed to clarify the concept of integrative learning by advancing current understanding of what constitutes the integrative learning of theory and practice (ILTP) in terms of both its process and its outcome aspects. In all, 48 key actors...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Learning process; Experiential learning; Formal learning; Teaching method; Perception

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2019

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Journal volume: 12

Journal number: 3

Journal date: October 2019

Pages: pp. 405-424

ISSN: 1874-785X, 1874-7868 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.355

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