Working Out Change

Systemic Innovation in Vocational Education and Training

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This book analyses systemic innovation in education by looking at the ways in which educational systems encourage innovation, the knowledge base and processes used, and the procedures and criteria used to assess progress and evaluate outcomes. It draws on findings from 14 case studies in Vocational Education and Training in six OECD countries: Australia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Mexico and Switzerland. The resulting analysis helps us understand how we can support and sustain innovation in educational systems in the VET sector.



conclusions and Policy Implications

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This chapter presents overall findings for enhancing the innovation capacity of the VET systems. First, it elaborates the overarching conclusions obtained throughout both the theoretical and the empirical phases. These conclusions complement those covered in the different empirical chapters, which focused on analysing specific aspects of the innovation process. Second, implications for policies that can better support and foster the development of systemic innovation in VET can be drawn from these conclusions and will be presented here. In addition, a final section in this chapter discusses the opportunities for transferring the main findings of this project to other education sectors and the benefits of doing so.


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