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dc.contributor.authorBillett, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-26T22:36:14Z
dc.date.available2017-11-26T22:36:14Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1448-0220
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14480220.2016.1254365
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100889
dc.description.abstractThe competency-based approach to vocational education is premised on narrow and dated conceptions of human functioning, performance and development. Its adoption is more driven by administrative concerns about measurable outcomes than educational processes and outcomes. Informed by educational science and earlier debates, this article discusses the goals for and approaches to realising the outcomes that governments and supra-governmental agencies want. It emphasises the centrality of (1) experiences promoting students’ learning, (2) understanding the goals to be achieved by vocational education, and (3) aligning these with educational processes. Common to individuals, their communities, workplaces, professional associations and government needs are the development of applicable and adaptable occupational capacities. Yet these cannot be secured or assessed through competency-based education. The capacities required for current and emerging occupational practice necessitate a focus upon processes, not measurable outcomes. Hence, there is need to focus on learners’ personal practices and educational processes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom197
dc.relation.ispartofpageto214
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Training Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTechnical, Further and Workplace Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130108
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode14
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.titleBeyond competence: an essay on a process approach to organising and enacting vocational education
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Training Research on 12 Dec 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14480220.2016.1254365
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gro.griffith.authorBillett, Stephen R.


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