New Learning Spaces in TVET: The Contribution of Social Partnerships

  • Terri Seddon
  • Kathleen Fennessy
  • Kathleen Ferguson

In our times of rapid technological, economic and cultural change, new learning spaces are emerging as a significant aspect of international public policy. They include workplaces, small businesses, community settings, private and community training providers, learning networks, and even commercialized units within public education and training. These new learning spaces are distinctive because they are not simply positioned and co-ordinated as an extension of centralized government and established educational providers and institutions (or ‘old’ learning spaces) but are in a definable relationship with the government as a consequence of deregulatory trends and decentralized governance that is apparent on a global scale. While undoubtedly influenced by State policy and resource imperatives, the defined relationship with government means that new learning spaces have some kind of autonomy from the government.


Civic Engagement Local Governance Relational Learning Learning Space Public Education System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terri Seddon
    • 1
  • Kathleen Fennessy
    • 1
  • Kathleen Ferguson
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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