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Bridging the Skills Gap between Work and Education

  • Wim J. Nijhof
  • Jittie Brandsma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Bridging the skills gap: the search for powerful skills, tools and techniques

  3. Skill Formation

  4. Matching Methods and Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Ben W. M. Hövels
      Pages 103-114
    3. Simone van Zolingen, Franck Blokhuis, Wim Streumer, Wim J. Nijhof
      Pages 115-138
  5. Learning, Skills and Curricula

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Ute Laur-Ernst
      Pages 159-167
    3. Loek F. M. Nieuwenhuis, Regina H. Mulder
      Pages 169-182
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-225

About this book


This book takes up the debate about matching vocational education with the labour market and shows progress in terms of theoretical models, tools (transformation and matching processes), and learning environments. The solutions, showing up the need for core or key skills, the necessity of embedding learning skills in authentic and guided learning environments, shows a perspective of research and developmen-tal work to be tested in schools and in workplaces, to find better curricula for a better skilling.


Matching complexity curriculum education learning management qualification vocational education

Editors and affiliations

  • Wim J. Nijhof
    • 1
  • Jittie Brandsma
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands

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