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Building Vocational Identity in VET learners

Fellow: 

Warren Guest

Fellowship Partner/Sponsor:

Victorian Skills Authority

Industry:

Education

Country:

Germany, Switzerland, England

Fellowship Year:

2024

Synopsis

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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