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ERIC Number: EJ927338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1747-938X
Integrating Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes: Conceptualising Learning Processes towards Vocational Competence
Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.; de Bruijn, Elly
Educational Research Review, v6 n2 p125-134 2011
Current research focuses on competence development and complex professional tasks. However, "learning processes" towards the integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes largely remain a black box. This article conceptualises three integration processes, in analogy to theories on transfer. Knowledge, skills and attitudes are defined, reconciling different research perspectives. Low-road integration is hypothesised to occur through practice towards automatisation. High-road integration requires reflection on the task besides practice. Transformative integration requires critical (self)reflection and openness to change. A model of different professional tasks is presented, offering hypotheses regarding different integration processes, which provides a basis for further empirical research. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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