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Knowledge, skills, competence: European divergences in vocational education and training (VET)—the English, German and Dutch cases
Policy debates on employability, lifelong learning and competence‐based approaches suggest a convergence of VET approaches across European countries. Against the background of the creation of aExpand
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The Apprenticeship Framework in England: a new beginning or a continuing sham?
This paper highlights critical shortcomings in the approach to apprenticeship in England and argues that the proposed Apprenticeship Framework is unlikely to fulfil its stated aims of enhancingExpand
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The POD model: Using communities of practice theory to conceptualise student teachers' professional learning online
  • L. Clarke
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Comput. Educ.
  • 1 April 2009
This paper focuses on the broad outcomes of a research project which aimed to analyse and model student teachers' learning in the online components of an initial teacher education course. Expand
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The paradox of international talent: alternative forms of international assignments
In the area of international human resource management, academic research has emphasized the need to focus on alternative types of international assignments outside expatriate assignments includingExpand
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Apprenticeship and Applied Theoretical Knowledge
© 2004 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Published by Blackwell Publishing, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2DQ, UK and 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148, USA Blackwell Publishing,Expand
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Valuing labour
The UK construction labour process rests on casual self-employment, output-based pay, rigid trade divisions, low levels of training, and a sharp divide between operative and professional/technicalExpand
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Young pupils', their teacher's and classroom assistants' experiences of iPads in a Northern Ireland school: "Four and five years old, who would have thought they could do that?"
This paper describes an iPad project in a Northern Ireland primary school. Expand
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Competence-Based Vocational Education and Training (VET): the Cases of England and France in a European Perspective
This paper examines the notion of ‘competence’ in the VET systems of France and England. While both countries have developed ‘competence-based’ approaches, underlying the similar terminology areExpand
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Putting the ‘C’ in ICT: using computer conferencing to foster a community of practice among student teachers
This article is on the use of on-line conferencing by a cohort of students studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland to build a community of practice among student teachers. Expand
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Obstacles to diversity in construction: the example of Heathrow Terminal 5
Why does the construction industry remain a predominantly white, male, able‐bodied enclave, despite all the efforts made to make it inclusive? What are the real obstacles to women, those from ethnicExpand
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