Reconnecting young people with learning: A social capital approach in VET

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Show simple item record Black, SR Balatti, J Falk, I 2012-02-10T06:10:11Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Training Research, 2010, 8 (2), pp. 103 - 115
dc.identifier.issn 1448-0220
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper contributes to pedagogical debates on how to meet the learning needs o/young people who are disconnected from school It presents a case study 0/ a program which aimed to prepare students for their Year 10 equivalent school leaving qualification in a basic education section 0/ a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) college in Australia. Most 0/ the students were between 15 and 17 years 0/ age, had experienced literacy and numeracy difficulties in forma/learning, and for various reasons were disconnected from the school system. The paper explains how an approach to learning in VET led to important human and social capital outcomes, and in particular, a changed sense o/4ficacy on the part o/students in the program. The two key elements 0/ this VET pedagogy were: individualised, self-paced learning within a flexible program structure; and the fostering o/social capital including mutual trust and respect, through the course-related learning network 0/ teachers and students and other influential networks, including peer networks. Analysis 0/ interview transcript data with students and teachers revealed the mutuaUy reinforcing role 0/ these elements of VET pedagogy.
dc.publisher eContent Management Pty Ltd
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.title Reconnecting young people with learning: A social capital approach in VET
dc.type Journal Article
dc.rights.holder e-Content Management, Australia en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Training Research
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 8
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Qld en_US
dc.publocation New York
dc.identifier.startpage 103 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 115 en_US FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
dc.for 1301 Education Systems
dc.personcode 944286
dc.percentage 100 en_US Education Systems en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US 2006-05-14
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Toulouse, FRANCE
dc.description.keywords disconnected young people, social capital, self efficacy, networks en_US
dc.description.keywords Belief Propagation
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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