Integration of Vocational Education and Training Experiences

Purposes, Practices and Principles

  • Sarojni Choy
  • Gun-Britt Wärvik
  • Viveca Lindberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Provision and Integration of Work Experiences Within Vocational Education

  3. Integrating Work Experiences Within Vocational Education: Empirical Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Laura Pylväs, Heta Rintala, Petri Nokelainen
      Pages 125-143
    3. S. Chan, B. Beatty, D. Chilvers, L. Davies, A. Hollingworth, I. Jamieson
      Pages 165-187
    4. Stephen Billett, Gun-Britt Wärvik, Sarojni Choy
      Pages 327-344
    5. Sarojni Choy, Gun-Britt Wärvik, Viveca Lindberg
      Pages 345-365
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 367-369

About this book


This book draws on experiences from a range of vocational education systems in different nation states and re-examines the purpose of providing experiences outside educational institutions; the kinds and extent of those experiences; and efforts made to ensure the integration of students’ experiences across sites. Analyses of the various vocational education systems, their purposes and practices across nations, and challenges experienced by different stakeholders illustrate different approaches to the integration of learning at different sites. The book includes a consideration of what constitutes the integration and reconciliation of experiences, and their attendant educational implications. This extends an appraisal of the concepts of integration, reconciliation, curriculum and work readiness, each of which has a range of connotations. Integration or reconciliation is differentiated from transfer of learning, which is commonly based on simple assumptions that the educational institutions will provide theory and that the workplaces will provide practice from the workplaces, and that the two can be easily linked by students. The contributions from different nation states clearly demonstrate that integration is a collaborative process and requires the agency of stakeholders operating at global, national and specific learning site levels.


Vocational education and training Integration and reconciliation of learning Workplace learning Learning in multiple sites Assistive pedagogical practices Purposes practices and processes Principles for integration Curriculum and work readiness

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarojni Choy
    • 1
  • Gun-Britt Wärvik
    • 2
  • Viveca Lindberg
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Education and Professional StudiesGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Education and Professional StudiesGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Education and Special EducationUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8856-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8857-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1871-3041
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-221X
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