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dc.contributor.authorHodge, S
dc.contributor.authorSmith, R
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-19T23:37:44Z
dc.date.available2019-08-19T23:37:44Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1363-6820en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13636820.2018.1535518en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/383927
dc.description.abstractAlthough vocational education and training (VET) is often sidelined in policy debates about innovation and how to promote it, some research and theory highlights ways the sector does contribute. VET can be, for example, positioned as an instrument of ‘knowledge diffusion’ and thereby an active element in so-called ‘innovation systems’. But the role of work placement students in the overall contribution of VET to innovation has not been directly considered. This paper presents research into the possibility that VET placement students may indeed play such a role. This qualitative project involving an exploratory phase and four case studies indicates that placement students can, in some circumstances, play a discernible role in knowledge diffusion. The research also suggests that there are cases where students can play a direct role in small-scale innovation in the practice of organisations. At the same time, the research suggests employers, training provider staff and students themselves are influenced by stereotypes that may make it difficult to anticipate and acknowledge such innovation. With some work on stakeholder attitudes, it may be possible to tap into a hidden source of innovation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Vocational Education and Trainingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systemsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503en_US
dc.titleInnovation and VET student work placementen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Vocational Education and Training on 30 Oct 2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2018.1535518en_US
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gro.griffith.authorHodge, Steven M.
gro.griffith.authorSmith, Raymond J.


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