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Choy, Sarojni; Wärvik, Gun-Britt – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
The study reported here used a practice theory lens to understand vocational education and training (VET) teachers' current practices in supporting integration of learning in educational institutions and workplaces -- specifically for refugee and migrant students. A case study was conducted with 10 teachers delivering aged care programmes in South…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Vocational Education
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Rantatalo, Oscar; Sjöberg, David; Karp, Staffan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Live simulations in which students perform the roles of future professionals or act as confederates (i.e. student actors) are important training activities in different types of vocational education. While previous research has focused on the learning of students who enact a professional, secondary roles in scenario training, such as student…
Descriptors: Simulation, Role Playing, Vocational Education, Police Education
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Linder Eknor, Eleonor – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This study scrutinises the production of bodies in skin and spa therapy education and training. More specifically, it focuses on how bodies are produced when participants are positioned and position themselves in classroom interaction and interviews. Drawing on a post-structural approach, inspired by Butler, regularities of description and…
Descriptors: Human Body, Therapy, Gender Differences, Classroom Communication
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Ferm, Lisa; Persson Thunqvist, Daniel; Svensson, Louise; Gustavsson, Maria – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The aim of this article is to investigate the learning strategies vocational students use to become part of a work community, and how these strategies are related to the formation of a vocational identity at the workplace. Conducting qualitative interviews, data were collected from 44 industrial programme students from six upper secondary schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Learning Strategies
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Ledman, Kristina; Rosvall, Per-Åke; Nylund, Mattias – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Sweden is internationally commended for a high degree of gender equality, but many divisions in Swedish society, including the labour market, disadvantage women. This paper addresses gendered divisions of preparation for civic participation in the vocational upper secondary national curricula, which may participate in reproduction of the pattern.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes
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Persson, Bo; Hermelin, Brita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
In this article, we analyse a recent industry-driven initiative in Sweden for the organisation and operation of Vocational Education and Training. In the context of a statist and school-based system for VET, this is an initiative which seems to be an example of an anomaly in the present system. The initiative is called the Technical College scheme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Technical Institutes
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Kilbrink, Nina; Bjurulf, Veronica; Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.; de Bruijn, Elly – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
One of the most important issues in vocational education is the interaction between learning at school and at different workplaces. Students need to transfer what they have learned in and between these different learning arenas. However, little agreement exists among researchers on how to conceptualise and empirically study transfer of learning.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Education Work Relationship, Transfer of Training
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Virolainen, M.; Persson Thunqvist, D. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The Nordic countries are often referred to as a group even though their education systems and training models are very different. The aim of this study is to advance understanding of those differences and compare the developments and organisation of initial vocational education and training (IVET) in Finland and Sweden since the 1990s as examples…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Development, Comparative Analysis
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Olofsson, Jonas; Panican, Alexandru – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
In this article, we illustrate the creation of the education policy paradigm that constitutes the framework of vocational education and training (VET) programmes, and analyse local school representatives' perception of VET in upper secondary schools in Sweden. The education policy paradigm, established through three periods of reform during the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Administrator Attitudes
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Hauer, Esther; Westerberg, Kristina; Nordlund, Annika M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Awareness of the mechanisms underlying training and development (T&D) programmes is crucial in creating sustainable learning conditions in organisations. The organisational and psychosocial aspects of the work environment in Swedish elderly care is the focus of this longitudinal study, and the relation between process and results of a T&D…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Work Environment, Foreign Countries, Sustainability
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Andersson, Annika – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
To prepare emergency response organisations for collaborative work in unpredictable and dynamic situations, various types of exercises are widely used. Still, our knowledge of collaboration exercises with emergency response students is limited. This study aimed to contribute to this field by exploring boundaries that emerged between collaborating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Emergency Programs, Police Education
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Tyson, Ruhi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
In the research on education, the field roughly covered by the concept of Bildung has seen a wide-ranging discussion philosophically but less has been said and done from an empirical and vocational perspective. Bildung includes matters such as: formation of character, ethical and aesthetic knowledge/capability, capacity for wise deliberation and…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Curriculum Development, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices
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Sjöberg, David; Karp, Staffan; Söderström, Tor – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article examines simulations of critical incidents in police education by investigating how activities in the preparation phase influence participants' actions and thus the conditions for learning professional knowledge. The study is based on interviews in two stages (traditional and stimulated recall interviews) with six selected students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Simulation, Police Education, Video Technology
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Rehn, Helena; Eliasson, Eva – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Based on the increasing demands for vocational training in upper secondary school to adapt to workplace conditions, the aim of this article is to explore vocational teachers' conceptions regarding vocational knowledge. Drawing on a social constructionist perspective, this study analysed data from 17 interviews. The study showed how power dynamics,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Students, Education Work Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
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Fjellström, Magnus – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Project-based vocational education and training (PBVET) is a way to conduct vocational education in Swedish construction programmes. The educational settings used include projects ranging from minor construction to advanced houses. Due to limited research on this kind of educational setting, it is important to further develop knowledge on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Vocational Education