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The disruptive potential of digitalization and the current Swiss VET landscape


Kessler, Stefan; Gonon, Philipp (2021). The disruptive potential of digitalization and the current Swiss VET landscape. In: Chisvert-Tarazona, María José; Moso-Diez, Mónica; Marhuenda-Fluixá, Fernando. Apprenticeship in dual and non-dual systems : Between tradition and innovation. Bern: Peter Lang, 105-132.

Abstract

Digitalization is regarded as having an extensive impact on the world of work and hence, affects vocational education and training (VET). This exploratory paper seeks to discuss the disruptive potential of digitalization in the current Swiss VET context on three levels: debates and concerns, politics and practices. Firstly, topical concerns regarding the future of work and the performance of VET as a training model are discussed. Secondly, the paper argues that the level of educational practice is a promising field of study in assessing the disruptive potential of digitalization, especially in dual training systems. The examples provided in this paper show that VET providers (both schools and firms) take different courses of action with respect to digitalization. They also demonstrate that the outcomes of digitalization for educational practice vary according to training needs and occupational requirements. Thirdly, digitalization emerges to a focal point in the present political agenda. Besides the promises and premises of a fundamentally changing VET ladnscape, digitalization primarily takes place as a gradual process of change.

Abstract

Digitalization is regarded as having an extensive impact on the world of work and hence, affects vocational education and training (VET). This exploratory paper seeks to discuss the disruptive potential of digitalization in the current Swiss VET context on three levels: debates and concerns, politics and practices. Firstly, topical concerns regarding the future of work and the performance of VET as a training model are discussed. Secondly, the paper argues that the level of educational practice is a promising field of study in assessing the disruptive potential of digitalization, especially in dual training systems. The examples provided in this paper show that VET providers (both schools and firms) take different courses of action with respect to digitalization. They also demonstrate that the outcomes of digitalization for educational practice vary according to training needs and occupational requirements. Thirdly, digitalization emerges to a focal point in the present political agenda. Besides the promises and premises of a fundamentally changing VET ladnscape, digitalization primarily takes place as a gradual process of change.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:Digitalization, disruption, innovation, gradual change, Swiss vocational education and training
Language:English
Date:2021
Deposited On:29 Dec 2021 14:11
Last Modified:21 Dec 2023 08:12
Publisher:Peter Lang
Series Name:Studies in Vocational and Continuing Education
Number:19
ISSN:2235-7327
ISBN:9783034343053
Additional Information:"This is a revised and extended version of a paper that has been published in an earlier version in the proceedings of the 3rd Crossing Boundaries in VET conference (cf. Gonon & Kessler, 2019)."
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:https://uzb.swisscovery.slsp.ch/permalink/41SLSP_UZB/1d8t6qj/alma99117121722205508 (Library Catalogue)
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