Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 4 2004, page 43-56.
We do not know what might happen during a day at work
Transfer in various practice situations
The article criticizes the VET-programmes – which are organized according to the dual principle – for their lack of focus on teaching for transfer, which includes teaching the apprentices to perceive the coherence between the parts of the training taking part in school and workplace respectively. In the school-based parts of the programmes it is necessary to make explicit what the transfer and application of knowledge means. By categorizing practice situations and distinguishing between knowledge as a direction for performance and a frame for understanding and interpreting, it is argued that the apprentices differentiate the application of knowledge to the situations at hand. In the article, the argument is exemplified by an empirical study of transfer in the VET-programme for ambulance men. In relation to the practice situations, the function of the school-based parts of programme is specified.