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Kämäräinen, Pekka; Attwell, Graham; Brown, Alan (eds.)

Transformation of learning in education and training: Key qualifications revisited

Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
(Cedefop Reference series; 37)


This book aims to build a bridge from the earlier debates on key qualifications to current issues in developing policies, curricula and learning environments. In this respect the book explores the heritage of the earlier debates on key qualifications. It links the concept of key qualifications to current concerns in policy debates and to research themes that open new prospects for developing innovative vocational education and training provision. 
The book is based on the conceptual work that Cedefop has undertaken in recent years in the project 'Key qualifications and curricular renewal of vocational education and training'. The project has developed comparative tools for analysing parallel national approaches and their implications for curriculum development. On the basis of these analyses the project has developed a new framework for specifying the role of key qualifications as a context in which to facilitate the transformation of learning in education, training and working life.


Part I From key qualification debates towards a new framework

Chapter 1 Key qualifications revisited: an introduction - Pekka Kamarainen

Chapter 2 Exploring key qualifications: context, theory and practice in Europe - Pekka Kamarainen

Chapter 3 Rethinking key qualifications: towards a new framework - Pekka Kamarainen

Part II Key qualifications and policy development in Europe

Chapter 4 Regulation and deregulation: the development and modernisation of the German dual system - Gunter Kutscha

Chapter 5 Qualifications, competences and learning environments for the future: analyses of the development of three parallel approaches - Tim Oates, Pier Giovanni Bresciani and Bruno Clematide

Chapter 6 A Dutch approach to promoting key qualifications: reflections on 'core problems' as a support for curriculum development - Jeroen Onstenk and Alan Brown

Part III Key qualifications: issues and challenges for developing vocational education and training

Chapter 7 Changing perspectives on information and communication technologies in the context of education and training - Graham Attwell, Nick Boreham, Pekka Kamareinen and Norma Lammont

Chapter 8 Rethinking the role of the assessment of non-formal learning - Jens Bjornvold and Alan Brown

Chapter 9 Developing a regional dialogue on vocational education and training - Ludger Deitmer and Peter Gerds

Part IV Key qualifications and the role of work-related learning in vocational education and training

Chapter 10 Interpretation of the relevance of work experience for future-oriented educational strategies - Toni Griffiths and Fernando Marhuenda

Chapter 11 Bringing work-related learning back to authentic work contexts - Peter Dehnbostel

Chapter 12 Transforming vocational curricula with work process knowledge - Nick Boreham

Part V Key qualifications, social shaping and learning in organisational contexts

Chapter 13 Learning in a social and systemic context - the learning organisation - Barry Nyhan and Mike Kelleher

Chapter 14 The social shaping of work, technology and organisations as a guiding principle for vocational education and training - Gerald Heidegger and Graham Attwell

Chapter 15 Promoting learning in and for organisational contexts - the development of key qualifications/ key competences - Barry Nyhan

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