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Design principles for applied learning: bringing theory and practice together in an online VET teacher-education degree

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Downing, JJ, Design principles for applied learning: bringing theory and practice together in an online VET teacher-education degree, International Journal of Training Research, 15, (1) pp. 85-102. ISSN 1448-0220 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/14480220.2017.1313756

Abstract

This paper reports on a doctoral study that investigated an alternative pedagogical approach in an online VET teacher-education course offered at a mid-sized university in Australia. Students in the course were mature-aged and adding study to their role as in-service VET teachers. Building on previous research, a set of design principles was created to guide the development of the course and ensure it responded to the students’ characteristics and provided an 'applied learning’ environment where theory and practice could be authentically integrated in their work contexts. The study evaluated the effectiveness of the design principles by investigating the experiences of the students and teaching staff over an 18-month period. In an era of increasingly diverse student cohorts and fully online courses, the applied learning design principles offer a contemporary framework to guide the development and delivery of courses.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:online pedagogy, higher education, design principles, applied learning, VET teacher-education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Author:Downing, JJ (Dr Jillian Downing)
ID Code:121253
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-09-20
Last Modified:2018-06-21
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