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- Dumbing it down: where do standards fit?
- In Australia, Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs are delivered in a variety of settings. You can be enrolled within a course in a high school, at a technical institution, private training provider or at your place of employment. Recognition of prior learning, on the job training and industry partnerships are strong factors supporting the change of delivery. The curriculum content within these programs has also changed. For example within the Business Services programs, the prerequisite and corequisite skill of touch keyboarding to an Australian Standard has moved from a core requirement in the 1990’s to an elective requirement in the 2000’s. Where a base skill becomes an elective skill, how does this effect the performance and outcomes for the learner, educator, employer and society as a whole? This paper will explore these issues and investigate the current position of standards within the VET curriculum today.
- Learning Conference 2004: the Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning. Proccedings of the Learning Conference 2004 (Presented in the International Journal of Learning Vol. 11) (Havana, Cuba 27-30 June, 2004) p. 1007-1012
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vocational education and training;
information and communication technology
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