Title: Contextual learning technologies in the system of continuous professional education

Authors: Andrey A. Verbitsky

Addresses: Head of Department, Psycho-Pedagogical Problems of Education, Research Centre, USSR State Committee on Public Education, Moscow, USSR

Abstract: The paper compares approaches to the continuing education of professionals, advocating a contextual learning approach. Through contextual learning a student progresses from conventional passive learning, through more active forms, to forms which simulate real-world professional activity. The development of theory and practice of contextual learning in the USSR is presented.

Keywords: contextual learning; learning activities; professional activity; semiotic teaching model; imitative teaching model; social teaching model; contextual learning technology; USSR; continuing education; continuing professional education; continuing professional development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1991.030363

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1991 Vol.1 No.3, pp.263 - 268

Published online: 15 Dec 2009 *

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