ECER 2000 Proceedings
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Bruijn, Elly de & Moerkamp, Trudy
Powerful learning environments in vocational education: a conceptual model
The research project focused on the teaching and learning practise within three and four-year school-based vocational courses at senior secondary level (SEDOC-level 4) in the Netherlands. The central research problem was to what extent and in which way innovations of the teaching and learning processes within these courses can be seen as specifications of the model of `powerful learning environments’ (De Corte, 1990). To investigate the teaching and learning processes in depth seven case studies were executed. A case was defined as a course that had implemented far-reaching innovations within the teaching and learning process. In reference to the results of (analysing) the case studies a conceptual model of `powerful learning environments’ was further specified. The presentation at the ECER will focus on the development of this model in reference to the research results, and on specifications with respect to vocational education and training.
Manning, Sabine; Raffe, David (eds.). 2000. VETNET ECER 2000 proceedings: Current research in European vocational education and human resource development. Berlin: Wissenschaftsforum Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. [Internet: http://www.b.shuttle.de/wifo/vet/ecer00.htm].