Brockmann Michaela, Clarke Linda, MÃ©haut Philippe & Winch Christopher (2008). Â« Competence-Based Vocational Education and Training (VET) : The Cases of England and France in a European Perspective Â». Vocation and learning, vol. 1, nÂ° 3, octobre, p. 227–244. En ligne : <http://www.springerlink ... 2088372142/fulltext.pdf>.
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BibTeX citation key: Brockmann2008a
Keywords: compÃ©tence, enseignement professionnel
Creators: Brockmann, Clarke, MÃ©haut, Winch
Collection: Vocation and learning
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"This paper examines the notion of â€˜competenceâ€™ in the VET systems of France and England. While both countries have developed â€˜competence-basedâ€™ approaches, underlying the similar terminology are distinct meanings, rooted in the countriesâ€™ institutional structures and labour processes. A key distinction is identified between a knowledge-based model in France and a skills-based model in England. Competence in the French sense is multi-dimensional and relies on the integration of practical and theoretical knowledge, as well as personal and social qualities within a broadly defined occupational field. By contrast, in England, competence refers to the performance of fragmented and narrowly defined tasks, with minimal underpinning knowledge. Thus, whereas â€˜competenceâ€™ in the English VET system usually denotes functional employability for what may be relatively low-skilled employment, in France, it encapsulates the multi-dimensional development of the individual as a citizen as well as an employee."
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