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How Can the VET Sector Drive the Adoption of Sustainable Practices in Industry?

How Can the VET Sector Drive the Adoption of Sustainable Practices in Industry? AbstractVocational education and training (VET) is often considered the enigma of education. For those that work in or research sustainable education within the schools and higher education sections, VET appears somewhat like the mysterious second cousin: often difficult to access and difficult to understand. VET differs quite markedly from the other education sectors. Its industry, skill and competency foci have been established through a distinct range of national and international drivers. Both the limited understanding of how VET operates and its institutional characteristics has bound the integration of sustainable education practices within the sector. This paper provides a brief overview of the VET sector within Australia and provides some insight into how sustainable education practices are being developed in VET. The recognition of elements of common ground between VET and sustainable education are proposed as an entrée into the sector that can influence the adoption of sustainable practices by industry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Journal of Environmental Education Cambridge University Press

How Can the VET Sector Drive the Adoption of Sustainable Practices in Industry?

Australian Journal of Environmental Education , Volume 20 (1): 11 – Jun 23, 2015

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Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2004
ISSN
2049-775X
eISSN
0814-0626
DOI
10.1017/S0814062600002330
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Abstract

AbstractVocational education and training (VET) is often considered the enigma of education. For those that work in or research sustainable education within the schools and higher education sections, VET appears somewhat like the mysterious second cousin: often difficult to access and difficult to understand. VET differs quite markedly from the other education sectors. Its industry, skill and competency foci have been established through a distinct range of national and international drivers. Both the limited understanding of how VET operates and its institutional characteristics has bound the integration of sustainable education practices within the sector. This paper provides a brief overview of the VET sector within Australia and provides some insight into how sustainable education practices are being developed in VET. The recognition of elements of common ground between VET and sustainable education are proposed as an entrée into the sector that can influence the adoption of sustainable practices by industry.

Journal

Australian Journal of Environmental EducationCambridge University Press

Published: Jun 23, 2015

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