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dc.contributor.authorHodge, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.editorNone nameden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-28T12:01:33Z
dc.date.available2017-11-28T12:01:33Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/170026
dc.description.abstractAn assumption of Australia's competency-based vocational education and training (VET) system is that experienced practitioners from industry will, by virtue of their expertise, be well-placed to read, analyse and interpret units of competency that relate to their industry. This paper draws on research that challenges this assumption. Interviews with 30 VET practitioners about how they interpret units of competency revealed that those with extensive industry experience did not always recognise their industry in the texts. Theories of expertise and workplace knowledge offer one way to account for these counter-intuitive findings. According to these theories, higher levels of expertise are characterised by reliance on tacit knowledge and an intuitive grasp of workplace situations and challenges and little reliance on explicit, formal work-related rules and procedures. It will be argued that the explicit, formal approach to representing occupational knowledge found in units of competency does not necessarily serve to represent competent practice in the eyes of industry experts.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherNo data provideden_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.avetra.org.au/pages/conference-archives-2014.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAVETRA 2014en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleInforming Changes in VET Policy and Practice: The Central Role of Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2014-04-22en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2014-04-24en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationOutrigger Hotel Surfers Paradise, Qlden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTechnical, Further and Workplace Educationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130108en_US
dc.titleExpertise and the representation of knowledge in training packagesen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 AVETRA. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to the publisher's website.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorHodge, Steven M.


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