Training in a highly regulated industry: an examination of a certified nuclear power operator training programme in Ontario, Canada

Hastie, Louise (2019) Training in a highly regulated industry: an examination of a certified nuclear power operator training programme in Ontario, Canada. Ed.D thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

An examination of the trainee experience in a competency based training programme. In a high-risk industry, having highly trained personnel is taken very seriously. This four year training programme produces highly qualified and skilled individuals and this research examined the experience of progressing through the training programme through the trainees' lens. Learnings include two consistent elements contribute to a negative trainee experience: Evaluation Methods that produced a tension between memorisation and learning and Trainer Practices that lacked student-centred, research informed methods that would likely improve the trainee success rate as well as the overall trainee experience.

Item Type: Thesis (Ed.D)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: competency based training, constructivist approach, behaviourist learning theory.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Supervisor's Name: Slade, Dr. Bonnie and Hedge, Dr. Nicki
Date of Award: 2019
Depositing User: Louise Hastie
Unique ID: glathesis:2019-41035
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 17:11
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 10:36
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/41035

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