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Should students be required to 'master' the vocational curriculum?

20 September 2023, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Apprentice in workshop - World Skills UK

Join this event to hear Paul Newton talk about the theory of mastery and how this is aligned with aspects of the vocational curriculum in England.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Mary Richardson

Vocational qualifications in England require students to achieve all specified learning outcomes in order to be awarded the qualification. We call this the 'mastery' requirement, indicating that students are required to master the vocational curriculum.

Recently, there has been a move away from the outcomes-based approach to qualification design, and mastery is no longer an expectation for an increasing number of vocational qualifications. Paul will consider whether this might be a good thing or a bad thing.


This online event will be particularly useful for teachers and researchers.


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About the Speaker

Professor Paul Newton

Chair of Assessment Research at OFQUAL

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