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Bridging the Gap between Work and Education in Vocational Education and Training: A study of Norwegian Apprenticeship Training Offices and E-portfolio Systems

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Nore, Haege; Lahn, Leif Christian

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Abstract This article explores the effect that the use of e-portfolios initiated and organized by apprenticeship training offices has had on the learning processes and assessment practices of apprentices in Norwegian vocational education and training. Although these intermediate structures have the potential to bridge the gap between work and education, they seem to maintain a system of two parallel learning arenas. However, the article summarizes the innovative effects of these transformations as supportive structures for expansive apprenticeship. The study is based on data from a national project on quality assessment, which is supported by documentary evidence from e-portfolios in three different trades: plumbing, industrial mechanics and sales
Keywords training; Norway; occupational image; learning process; vocational education; learning environment; dual system; vocational training system; electronic learning; sample
Classification Macroanalysis of the Education System, Economics of Education, Educational Policy; Vocational Training, Adult Education
Method qualitative empirical
Free Keywords apprenticeship; boundary-crossing; e-portfolios; training offices/ agencies; innovation
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 21-34
Journal International journal for research in vocational education and training, 1 (2014) 1
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.1.1.2
ISSN 2197-­8646
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works