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Workplace learning experiences of TVET College candidates in learnership programmes: An exploration of the workplace learning environment


Date posted:

2022/11/01

Publication year:

2016

Person/s author/s:

Vollenhoven, Gerald

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thesis

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pdf

In light of common assumptions about the value of workplace learning, this research was concerned with exploring whether, and how such learning is taking place. It sought to understand the methodologies, practices, and affordances available to learning in the workplace, from the perspective of candidate apprenticeship/learnership students. To this end this study employed a qualitative approach for investigating how candidates experienced and interacted with the real-world environment of the workplace. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a purposively selected sample comprising candidates engaged in programmes that necessitated a workplace learning component, namely, the apprenticeship and learnership in fitting and turning, motor/diesel and the auto electrical trades.

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