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

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dc.contributor.author Black, Stephen en_US
dc.contributor.author Balatti, Jo en_US
dc.contributor.author Falk, Ian en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T06:10:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-10T06:10:11Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003303 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Black Stephen, Balatti Jo, and Falk Ian 2010, 'Reconnecting young people with learning: A social capital approach in VET', eContent Management Pty Ltd, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 103-115. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1448-0220 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17223
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher eContent Management Pty Ltd en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.title Reconnecting young people with learning: A social capital approach in VET en_US
dc.rights.holder e-Content Management, Australia en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Training Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 8 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Qld en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 103 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 115 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 130100 en_US
dc.personcode 944286 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062821 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062822 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Education Systems en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords disconnected young people, social capital, self efficacy, networks en_US


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