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Understanding work-based learning in technical and vocational education and training in Nigeria

Haruna, R. and Kamin, Y. and Buntat, Y. (2019) Understanding work-based learning in technical and vocational education and training in Nigeria. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8 (1). pp. 1726-1733. ISSN 2277-3878

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Work-based learning in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is a separate pedagogy that strengthens the delivery of vocational education and training, and requires students to maintain balance in being a student and a trainee. While the concept of work-based learning is overwhelming, its practice in Nigerian Institutions is relatively low. This paper, therefore, investigates the awareness level of work-based learning in TVET in Nigerian education system. The study participants are 150 TVET Lecturers in Tertiary Institutions that have TVET departments. Mixed method research was adopted because of its ability to provide in-depth discussions into the investigation; questionnaires were developed in a two-step revision stage. First, a structured questionnaire was designed to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Second, validity test was carried out in which the questionnaire was applied to ten TVET lecturers outside the area of study to obtain feedback about the clarity of the questions, the use of appropriate terminology, and the possible omission of important issues. In follow up to validate the responses a focus group discussion was conducted to clarify some pertinent trends captured from the survey. Data collected were coded and analysed with SPSS. Findings among others revealed that there is low level of work-based learning awareness in Nigeria, adopting work-based learning in TVET program will increase students’ responsibilities related to acquiring new skills, which will expand their roles in contributing to nation’s building.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nigerian education, technical and vocational education, work-based learning
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2801-3095 School administration and organization
ID Code:91265
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Jun 2021 19:59
Last Modified:30 Jun 2021 19:59

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