Re-identifying the student: An essential step in reducing VET to binary code

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    Abstract

    The emergence of a modern VET learner has been presented as natural and a challenge to contemporary employers, training providers and society in general. This presentation explores how this has come about and what purposes are being served. In particular the national training system finds binary distinctions difficult to resist and not understanding the performativity and classificatory activities that have created the modern learner may produce unsuitable styles and types of learning and teaching that are driven by non-vocational aspirations. At best, uncritical acceptance of technologically mediated learning may limit the range of teaching methods used in the sector and, at worst, may completely ignore essential learning experiences that can only be found in operational workplaces and occupationally-grounded knowledge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-14
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventAustralian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Education Group Conference - Sydney TAFE (Ultimo campus, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 8 Dec 20169 Dec 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Education Group Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period8/12/169/12/16

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