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Dual sector education : Tafe and higher education collaborate in construction management

McLaughlin, P. and Mills, A. 2009, Dual sector education : Tafe and higher education collaborate in construction management, in 34th Australasian Universities Building Educators Association, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Adelaide, S.A., pp. 1-16.

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Title Dual sector education : Tafe and higher education collaborate in construction management
Author(s) McLaughlin, P.
Mills, A.
Conference name Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (34th : 2009 : Barossa Valley, S.A.)
Conference location Barossa Valley, S.A.
Conference dates 7-10 July 2009
Title of proceedings 34th Australasian Universities Building Educators Association
Editor(s) Zilante , George
Publication date 2009
Conference series Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia
Place of publication Adelaide, S.A.
Keyword(s) dual-sector education
TAFE
construction management
experiential learning
Summary Curriculum collaboration between TAFE (vocational college) and universities in Australia has had a chequered history. Attempts to collaborate on curriculum development and delivery have mostly been at the margins of articulation and educational pathways. This study examines a pilot project in dual sector construction management education conducted at RMIT University over a two year period. The study demonstrates the challenges with mutual curriculum development between TAFE and higher education in Australia, and demonstrates the methods utilised to overcome these challenges. The results of the projects reveal that the benefits to students in hands-on experiences, theoretical knowledge gained and practical demonstrations were invaluable and worthy of ongoing research and development. The paper also raises critical questions about flexibility and mobility in educational institutions in Australia.
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ISBN 978192092712
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30037051

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