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Challenges in professional Bachelor and Vocational Programmes

Challenges in professional Bachelor and Vocational Programmes Nordic Psychology, 2015 Vol. 67, No. 2, 101–103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19012276.2015.1028762 EDITORIAL Challenges in professional Bachelor and Vocational Programmes This special issue is devoted to the challenges of professional bachelor and vocational programmes in Norway and Denmark. Both forms of educational programmes are characterized by students’ transitions between college and placement, difficulties at sustaining students’ experience of coherence between theory and practice, and a relatively high retention rate and hence a public debate of the reasons why. The issues of transitions, retention of theory and practice relations constitute what could be called a “problematique of the professional bachelor and vocational programmes”. A problematique in the sense that these issues could seem almost evident, timeless and insoluble but instead significant for why and how these programmes are emerging in their specific directions (Knudsen, 2014): the reason being that they are all trying to come up with answers to this challenge. Analyses of these different answers have motivated this special issue. Here is presented educational, psychological and cultural perspectives of how the problematique is in need for new ways of being formulated and new answers to be presented. In this special issue, one article reports that nurse programmes have limited benefits from students’ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nordic Psychology Taylor & Francis

Challenges in professional Bachelor and Vocational Programmes

Nordic Psychology , Volume 67 (2): 3 – Apr 3, 2015
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Challenges in professional Bachelor and Vocational Programmes

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Nordic Psychology, 2015 Vol. 67, No. 2, 101–103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19012276.2015.1028762 EDITORIAL Challenges in professional Bachelor and Vocational Programmes This special issue is devoted to the challenges of professional bachelor and vocational programmes in Norway and Denmark. Both forms of educational programmes are characterized by students’ transitions between college and placement, difficulties at sustaining students’ experience of coherence between...
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Taylor & Francis
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© 2015 The Editors of Nordic Psychology
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1904-0016
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1901-2276
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10.1080/19012276.2015.1028762
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Abstract

Nordic Psychology, 2015 Vol. 67, No. 2, 101–103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19012276.2015.1028762 EDITORIAL Challenges in professional Bachelor and Vocational Programmes This special issue is devoted to the challenges of professional bachelor and vocational programmes in Norway and Denmark. Both forms of educational programmes are characterized by students’ transitions between college and placement, difficulties at sustaining students’ experience of coherence between theory and practice, and a relatively high retention rate and hence a public debate of the reasons why. The issues of transitions, retention of theory and practice relations constitute what could be called a “problematique of the professional bachelor and vocational programmes”. A problematique in the sense that these issues could seem almost evident, timeless and insoluble but instead significant for why and how these programmes are emerging in their specific directions (Knudsen, 2014): the reason being that they are all trying to come up with answers to this challenge. Analyses of these different answers have motivated this special issue. Here is presented educational, psychological and cultural perspectives of how the problematique is in need for new ways of being formulated and new answers to be presented. In this special issue, one article reports that nurse programmes have limited benefits from students’

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Nordic PsychologyTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 3, 2015

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