Proceedings of the 3rd UPI International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Community-Based Learning in Vocational Education and Training: Making Schools Closer to The Real World

Authors
Waras Kamdi
Corresponding Author
Waras Kamdi
Available Online February 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictvet-14.2015.48How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Community-based learning, real world, vocational education dan training, project-based learning
Abstract
It has long been casually observed that more and more students complain about irrelevance of their learning: what is learned in school is no longer related to the needs and challenges in real life. There is no relationship between what is learned in classrooms and what happens outside the classrooms. In the classroom they feel to be treated as a child. Not only that, they are shackled and deprived of meaningful activities related to adult life. In fact, many students see no relationship between their performance in college and employment opportunities after graduation. Conversely, even there are a lot of class activities in college that have no effects on their success in getting a job after graduation. Instead, private trainings which have no relation with higher education activities determine their success in the lives of adults. The question learners often raise: "why should I learn this" actually reflects an awareness of the needs of meaningful learning that is learning that has to do with the real world needs. In short, naturally students are looking for and want to find a real relationship between what is learned at school with the need to enter the real world or everyday life in the community. Community-Based Learning is a potential learning model for vocational training and education that enables schools and the real world become closer.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

Download article (PDF)

Proceedings
3rd UPI International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
February 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-53-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictvet-14.2015.48How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

Cite this article

TY  - CONF
AU  - Waras Kamdi
PY  - 2015/02
DA  - 2015/02
TI  - Community-Based Learning in Vocational Education and Training: Making Schools Closer to The Real World
BT  - 3rd UPI International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 217
EP  - 222
SN  - 2352-5398
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/ictvet-14.2015.48
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/ictvet-14.2015.48
ID  - Kamdi2015/02
ER  -