Dual or alternation
DUAL ANDO WORK-LINKED EDUCATION: TWO DIFFERENT CONCEPTS?
Basically, we can define alternating education as a didactic methodology which combines periods of time in an education centre with periods of time remunerated in a company, occupying a work post. The aim of this initiative is to achieve the accreditation of the training adapted to the specific work practise in a professional environment.
* Study6 and Work: Alternating education. Laia Mestres i Salud. Educaweb
Dual education is based on the principle of complementing learning in the academic environment and the professional environment. In dual education, the student becomes an apprentice who studies. Dual education is a complex system of education which requires organisation and a structure that ensure and instil coherence to an alternating learning process, in the context of a period of training undertaken in two environments.