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

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posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by P McLaughlin, Anthony MillsAnthony Mills
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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1 - 16

Location

Barossa Valley, S.A.

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  • Yes

Start date

2009-07-07

End date

2009-07-10

Language

eng

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E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2009, University of South Australia, School of Natural and Built Environments

Editor/Contributor(s)

G Zilante

Title of proceedings

34th Australasian Universities Building Educators Association

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