An exploration of assessment approaches in a vocational and education training courses in Australia

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Author: Ewing, Bronwyn F.


There is a compelling case for strengthening the strategies for assessment of competencies adopted in vocational and education training programs in Australia. A review of assessment in nationally recognised Vocation and Education Training (VET) courses identified a number of critical issues associated with competency assessment. For example, trainers were identified as having difficulties with interpretation, implementation and assessment of the competencies. Trainers are often viewed as capable of training diverse groups of learners, despite the fact that they may not possess in-depth...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Numeracy

Keywords: Competency based assessment; Indigenous education

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: London, England: SpringerOpen, 2017

Physical description: 18 p.

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Journal volume: 9

Journal number: 14

Journal date: August 2017

ISSN: 1877-6337, 1877-6345 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Bronwyn Ewing

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 129.884

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