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ERIC Number: EJ776600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1977-0219
Innovations in Vocational Education and Difficulties in Their Empirical Substantiation
Nickolaus, Reinhold; Knoll, Bernd; Gschwendtner, Tobias
European Journal of Vocational Training, v40 n1 p22-37 2007
As a consequence of findings and theses on the change in demand for qualifications, the debates on lifelong learning and a large number of articles on the theory of didactics, since the mid-1980s the concept has become established that traditional methods of teaching and learning in vocational education are dysfunctional and should be replaced or complemented by methods which are more activity-or problem-oriented, as well as being of a self-regulated nature. However, as concerns vocational education, empirical verification of the assumptions which form the basis of this shift in didactic theory is largely lacking. This article aims to help reduce this deficit and may serve as a basis for a critical questioning of the viability of common assumptions. (Contains 2 figures and 10 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A