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A situative perspective on the gap between research and practice

Volet, S.ORCID: 0000-0001-8450-6663 (1999) A situative perspective on the gap between research and practice. In: 7th Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training: Changing practice through research: Changing research through practice, 6 - 8 December 1999, Parkroyal Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland pp. 1-22.

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This keynote address introduces the theme of the conference - Changing practice through research: Changing research through practice. Volet asserts that these two aspects of change in research-practice address one of the most important challenges faced by both researchers and practitioners in post-compulsory education and training. She highlights the gap between educational research and practice and focuses on ways to improve the dissemination process. She briefly examines the literature on the development of partnerships and ways to bridge the gap across all educational sectors. The paper is supported by two tables showing recent developments in cognitive and educational research related to post-compulsory education and training, and a diversity of research-practice dynamics. She draws on current research on the topics and concludes that it is necessary to develop a vision of research and practice communities helping each other in their respective professional roles so that, within a diverse and reciprocal environment, there will be better understanding and improved practice.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Centre for Learning and Work Research, Griffifth University
Copyright: 1999 Centre for Learning and Work research and Individual Contributors
Notes: Keynote Address
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