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ERIC Number: ED541748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 52
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-9220-5647-4
Towards a Culture of Scholarly Practice in Mixed-Sector Institutions. Research Report
Williams, Melanie; Goulding, Fleur; Seddon, Terri
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Scholarship is readily seen as a requirement in higher education and is not commonly associated with vocational education and training (VET) institutions. However, the increasing prevalence of VET institutions delivering higher education qualifications has raised questions as to the place of scholarship in these institutions. This report uses Boyer's four forms of scholarship--delivery, integration, application and teaching--to explore how scholarship is implemented across the different tertiary education sectors. Whilst the VET sector may not use the term "scholarship", aspects of these four forms are being practised. The authors conclude with a number of strategies to enhance scholarly practice in VET institutions. Appended are: (1) Limitations of the research; (2) Professional versus scholarly practice; and (3) Areas for further research. (Contains 3 tables and 2 footnotes.)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd. P.O. Box 8288, Stational Arcade, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tel: +61-8-230-8400; Fax: +61-8-212-3436; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia