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Building Vocational Identity in VET learners


Warren Guest

Fellowship Partner/Sponsor:

Victorian Skills Authority




Germany, Switzerland, England

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Warren Guest's research examines the Swiss and German Vocational Education and Training systems (VET). It identifies the values and purposes that shape their respective apprenticeship systems and provides recommendations for reforming the Australian VET curriculum. The investigation has a focus on the Swiss and German systems ability to develop a strong sense of vocational identity in their apprentice graduates. The report details how the concept of beruf is used to frame the VET curriculum in both countries. Key words: beruf, apprenticeship, vocational education, VET curriculum.

Building Vocational Identity in VET learners
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