University of Huddersfield: Education (Vocational Education and Training)

InstitutionUniversity of Huddersfield View institution profile
Department Education and Community Studies (DECS)
Telephone +44 (0)1484 478249
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**In this course you will consider the practice of VET from an international perspective. You will explore different philosophical stances on VET and examine the social, political and economic contexts including globalisation. You will consider how these impact on contemporary VET policy at national and institutional levels. You’ll be able to explore different forms and cultures of VET so that you will develop the knowledge and skills to critically analyse and evaluate a VET development through consideration of its context and by applying appropriate theory.**

You’ll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of critical reflection and how to employ independent learning strategies to enable you to evaluate and inform your professional practice.You’ll also develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research and be able be able to use these skills in researching an aspect of technology in education for your dissertation.

The course is tailored around you.You can build on your current knowledge and skills and choose from a range of options to match your role, experience or organisation to help you progress as an informed, reflective and inspirational practitioner.

You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers, and will have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.


University of Huddersfield

Join the University of Huddersfield and you’ll be part of a global postgraduate community working alongside award-winning academics and world-leading research teams, focused on developing the skills you need for your future success

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