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Rethinking Vocational Education and Training: Hauling in from Maritime Education


Emad, GR, Rethinking Vocational Education and Training: Hauling in from Maritime Education, Progress in Education, Nova Science Publishers, RV Nata (ed), USA, pp. 1-15. ISBN 978-1-61761-141-4 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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There are great concerns about the effectiveness of the current vocational education and training systems (VET) and their shortcomings in providing the beginners with the competencies that they require at work. The purpose of this contribution is to elaborate on the pitfalls of different elements of the VET and provide suggestion for its improvement. Based of my research in the field of maritime vocational domain, this chapter analyzes the current condition of VET and demonstrates and discusses the limitations and shortcomings of the system and the need for a new epistemological approach. An analysis of the traditional apprenticeship, formal vocational education, and on-the-job training is provided. Based on these a different methodology is proposed which includes both elements of traditional and cognitive apprenticeship. The effectiveness of this method in improving the competency of practitioners for today’s technological workplaces is evaluated.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Vocational Education and Training, Cognitive apprenticeship, Maritime Education, Conventional Schooling
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Emad, GR (Dr Reza Emad)
ID Code:115440
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2017-03-23
Last Modified:2017-07-18

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