Title

Learner defined curriculum: heutagogy and action learning in vocational training

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Hase, S 2011, 'Learner defined curriculum: heutagogy and action learning in vocational training', Southern Institute of Technology Journal of Applied Research, Special Edition: Action research and action learning in vocational education and training.

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http://sitjar.sit.ac.nz/SITJAR/Special

Abstract

This paper describes the application of learner-centred learning techniques in the conduct of short to medium term training programs in organisations. The approach is underpinned by action learning and heutagogy or self-determined learning. It involves the full engagement of participants in developing, delivering and ensuring the flexibility and relevance of the curriculum. The theoretical basis for the approach is discussed in detail as are the techniques involved in conducting the training, it’s implications and reactions of participants. Some readers may need to take very slow, deep breaths while reading this paper.