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Veltman, M. E.; Van Keulen, J.; Voogt, J. M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
To an increasing extent, society requires professionals to cross boundaries in order to deal with wicked problems. However, little is known about how interventions in higher professional education (HPE) foster learning through boundary crossing in the context of addressing wicked problems. Drawing upon the three-dimension model of wickedness by…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Nisula, Anna-Maija; Metso, Sari – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
The present paper proposes a conceptual model in which both personal and perceived workplace-related factors affect vocational students' workplace learning success in real workplace environments, with workplace learning success constituted by students' professional learning and satisfaction. We empirically tested the proposed model in two survey…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Workplace Learning, Work Environment, Student Satisfaction
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Haapakorpi, Arja – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Higher education is based on a disciplinary system and science-specific educational programmes, but multi/interdisciplinarity (MD/ID) knowledge, working methods and collaboration are becoming common in the workplace with complex tasks and digital work environments. This article will provide an insight into these issues by presenting a study of the…
Descriptors: Employees, Case Studies, Technological Advancement, Engineering
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Holmberg, Liila; Kalalahti, Mira; Varjo, Janne; Kivirauma, Joel; Mäkelä, Marja-Liisa; Saarinen, Minna; Zacheus, Tuomas; Jahnukainen, Markku – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the educational trajectories envisioned by immigrant-origin youths. The mixed-methods research draws upon quantitative (N = 445) and interview data (n = 112). Whereas most prior research focuses on educational achievement or educational attainment of immigrant-origin youth, this article focuses on their outlooks concerning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Immigrants
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Rantala, Tero; Ukko, Juhani – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
From the perspective of industrial small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), this study explores the implementation of performance measurement practices and challenges in university-industry innovation networks. In this research, two single-case studies were conducted to explore the implementation practices and challenges of performance…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, School Business Relationship, Innovation, Social Networks
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Hailemariam, Abebe – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the long-run effect of higher education, measured in average years of tertiary schooling, on the level and growth rate of national per capita income. It uses an improved dataset on educational attainments which not only reduces measurement error but also overcomes data comparability issues and allows us to estimate the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational History, Human Capital
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Brunila, Kristiina; Ryynänen, Sanna – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Young people labelled "disadvantaged" or "at risk of social exclusion" are increasingly directed into publicly funded or NGO-based, partly privately financed projects in order to secure their desired integration into society through work or further education. In this article, we carry out a comparative analysis of youth…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Networks, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Haapakorpi, Arja – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In Finland, doctoral employment outside the academy has been increasing. Universities can no longer absorb the numbers in the doctoral labour force and research and development (R&D) policy emphasises the need for specialised research capacity in non-academic sectors; the highest academic degree is assumed to add value. However, the transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Siivonen, Päivi; Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
In this article, we will explore Finnish adult graduates' social positioning in relation to age and ageing, and the new discursive framing of employability that is firmly expressed in national as well as in European policy agendas. Age is here understood as a social construction and ageing as a lifelong process. We will analyse our joint interview…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Interviews
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Vuorinen-Lampila, Päivi – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article examines the employment and placement in the working life of Finnish higher education graduates (i.e. graduates from universities and polytechnics), focusing on gender equality. It reports a study on gender segregation in higher education and working life, considered in relation to Nordic gender equality policies. The data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
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Haapasaari, Arja; Engeström, Yrjö; Kerosuo, Hannele – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
Changes and transformations in organisations are traditionally initiated by the management. This approach does not, however, encourage the agency of all the members in an organisation to engage in cooperative development of the activity. This paper presents an analysis of the development of participants' transformative agency in a Change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employees, Employer Employee Relationship, Laboratories
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Teräs, Marianne – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
Inter-professional teams are typical in health care, and inter-professional education has thus become more common. This empirical study explores the instruction-related challenges when students of dentistry and oral hygiene collaborate during their internship in caring for the oral health of patients. The conceptual framework of the study stems…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Dentistry, Graduate Students, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Brunila, Kristiina; Ylöstalo, Hanna – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This article deals with challenging the gender inequalities that exist in education and working life. It contemplates the kinds of discursive power relations that have led to gender equality work in Finland. In today's conditions where equality issues are being harnessed more strongly to serve the aims of economic efficiency and productivity, it…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Power Structure