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ERIC Number: EJ1161705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2197-8646
VET Again: Now as a VET Teacher
Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen E.
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, v4 n3 p289-305 Nov 2017
In 2010, a mandatory teacher training course was introduced for new vocational college teachers in Denmark. Since then, all vocational teachers have to complete the same course, regardless of practical work experience and educational background. After completion, they apply the knowledge to a very specific practice (i.e., teaching within a specific vocational field at a specific type of college). Thus, individual teachers experience different "learning trajectories," depending on the vocational field and place of employment. They amass different experiences, including going back to school, just like newly enrolled students at a vocational college. This paper is based on empirical data from a qualitative study. It examines the learning trajectories of vocational teachers who choose to return to vocational colleges as VET teachers. Based on the analyses of two cases, we discuss the consequences for teachers' pedagogical practice at vocational colleges and its potential for solving various challenges that colleges face.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark
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