Joining the dots: making the connections between VET research and VET practitioners

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Clayton, Berwyn (1999) Joining the dots: making the connections between VET research and VET practitioners. In: AVETRA 1999, 2nd Annual Conference "Quality and diversity in VET research", 11-12 February 1999, Storey Hall, RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria.


For VET research to be confirmed as a quality product, the outcomes must be useful and useable for VET practitioners and decision-makers. Teachers and trainers especially require research information which is practical, readily accessible and relevant to their needs. More importantly, those undertaking research and those funding it need to examine more closely the intrinsic and extrinsic barriers which exist in current dissemination strategies. To make the essential connections between research and practice, researchers need to understand how, and for what purposes practitioners access research. This paper outlines an investigation of the impact of research on a sample of VET practitioners and suggests some alternative approaches and linkages.

Item type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 330000 Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Keywords vocational education and training (VET), VET providers, VET research, VET practitioners, VET reasearch and practice
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