Title: Learning histories and curriculum innovation in vocational education and training: The case of a Dutch Community College
Authors: Wildemeersch, Danny ×
Ritzen, Henk #
Issue Date: 2008
Series Title: Journal of Transformative Education vol:6 issue:1 pages:68-81
Abstract: The paper describes and analyzes a case of action research aimed at stimulating a process of curriculum innovation in three departments of a Community College in the Netherlands. The research was commissioned by the board of governors of the college. A PhD researcher, together with a group of staff and students of a Department of Education in a Dutch university engaged in the research. The project was expected to contribute to the solution of a variety of problems in the institution such as unmotivated teachers and learners, drop out of students, inadequate teaching methods, etc. A so-called ‘Learning History Methodology’ was successfully applied and created new perspectives for teaching and learning in three departments of the Community College. The paper presents the goals and the process of the research, the commitments of the college staff and the students, the innovation that came about, the transformative learning process of the participants, and the strengths and weaknesses of the research collaboration
ISSN: 1541-3446
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Participation (-)
× corresponding author
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