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dc.contributor.authorStevenson, John
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Irene
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-08T06:03:29Z
dc.date.available2019-08-08T06:03:29Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.issn0004-9441
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/000494419403800203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/120578
dc.description.abstractThere are two contrasting world views discernible in contemporary Australian government skill-formation literature: one which recognises the need for the development of underlying cognitive structures and interpersonal attributes for the workplace; and one which values the development of pre-specified observable skills, as in competency-based training. This study examines TAFE assessment practices across Australia, as an indicator of the extent to which each view is represented in practice. The study found that, for initial vocational courses, some practices accord more with the latter world view than with the former; but, for non-vocational courses, there was a greater balance in approaches to assessment and relatively more emphasis on assessing some increasingly important workplace attributes. The implications of some current practices are that TAFE graduates entering the workforce may be inept when required to adapt, solve problems or innovate.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian Council for Educational Research
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom118
dc.relation.ispartofpageto138
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.titleAustralian TAFE Assessment Practices: Confusing Relevance and Responsiveness
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorStevenson, John C.


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