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Assessing and certifying generic skills: what is happening in vocational education and training?

Clayton, Berwyn, Blom, Kaaren, Meyers, David and Bateman, Andrea (2003) Assessing and certifying generic skills: what is happening in vocational education and training? Project Report. National Centre for Vocational Education Research NCVER, Adelaide, South Australia.

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The purpose of this research was to investigate how generic skills are being assessed and certified in practice, and accordingly, to provide a study of current practice to complement existing Australian studies of generic skills such as Moy’s consolidation study (Moy 1999) and Kearns’s review of research (Kearns 2001). The goals were to: investigate the nature of generic skills as they are commonly defined and understood in contemporary Australian and international VET contexts. Ascertain how generic skills are identified within training packages and accredited courses and the extent to which generic skills are embedded into such documentation. Explore practical and applicable ways in which trainers and assessors are incorporating the assessment and certification of those skills into their programs. Determine the critical elements of effective assessment of generic skills. Discuss the implications for the Australian VET system of the increased emphasis being given to the role of generic skills.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
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ISBN: 1740961803

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPudID18834, vocational education and training, VET providers, assessing generic skills, teaching and learning, Australia
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 330000 Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Work-Based Education Research Centre (WERC)
Depositing User: Ms Marcia Millard
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2008 03:36
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 07:24
DOI: 1740961803
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