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Teaching vocational undergraduates in a further education college: a case study of practice

Soden, Rebecca and Pithers, Robert (2001) Teaching vocational undergraduates in a further education college: a case study of practice. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research, 9 (1). pp. 85-106. ISSN 1039-4001

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Abstract

An avowed aim of higher education is to enable students to become able to think well, although what this might mean is problematic. This study contributes to our understanding of lecturers' and students' attempts to work towards this end in vocational degree courses provided in the further education sector. It describes these attempts from the viewpoint of students and lecturers. Individual interviews were conducted with 60 undergraduates in a further education college and with 10 lecturers. Additionally, a teaching session with each of the lecturers was observed, and 45 of the students responded to a questionnaire. The paper raises questions about how students' previous education experience might impact on current learning, about what might count as good practice in the circumstances described and about impediments to improving practice.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3362
Keywords: vocational education, training, vocational school, college, case study, student, teacher, further education, Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education , Education (General)
Subjects: Education > Special aspects of education > Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Education > Education (General)
Department: Faculty of Education > Educational and Professional Studies
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Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
Date Deposited: 23 May 2007
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:39
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3362

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