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Tella, Susanna; Smith, Nancy-Jane; Partanen, Pirjo; Turunen, Hannele – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Learning to ensure patient safety in complex health care environments is an internationally recognised concern. This article explores and compares Finnish (n = 22) and British (n = 32) pre-registration nursing students' important learning events about patient safety from their work placements in health care organisations. Written descriptions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Nursing Students, Patients
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Broad, Janet Hamilton – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The paper presents empirical data to consider some of the current debates concerning the nature of vocational knowledge taught in Further Education colleges to students following craft, vocational and occupational courses. The concept of "knowledge in motion" and workplace learning theories are employed as a conceptual framework to…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Workplace Learning, Learning Theories
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Lewis, Paul A.; Gospel, Howard – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The UK government aims to increase both the number, and also the status, of workers with intermediate-level skills, with a view to creating a "modern class of technicians" who can help to bolster economic growth and prosperity. This article considers the prospects for such a policy by focusing on one particular, but neglected, group of…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional Personnel, Workshops, Laboratories, Employer Attitudes
Fenwick, Tara – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
In studies of professional learning, the rise of sociomaterial accounts draw attention to the political importance of nonhuman as well as human actors, the material as well as discursive, as inter-related in knowing and action. Of particular relevance to the issue of inter-professional work in health services, some researchers have argued that…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Paraprofessional Personnel, Learning Theories, Vocational Education
Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The credential landscape of vocational and higher education in the UK has expanded in recent years, alongside a rise in the number of students undertaking qualifications and a steady increase in tuition fees. The transition from an apprenticeship to higher education is one example of the progression from vocational to higher education. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Higher Education
Felstead, Alan; Jewson, Nick – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article outlines a conceptual framework for mapping and understanding training trends. It uses the metonyms of floors and ceilings to distinguish between different types of training configurations. The argument is made that the ups and downs of employer reports of training activity are a crude basis on which to make judgements about the…
Descriptors: Training, Workplace Learning, Foreign Countries, National Surveys
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Huang, Rong; Turner, Rebecca; Chen, Qian – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Graduate employability and the contribution graduates make to the UK economy have been widely debated by policy-makers; however, little attention has been paid to the employability of international students. Given the growing significance of international students to the UK economy this is an interesting oversight; this article addresses this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Employment Potential
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Herrera, Helena; Brown, David; Portlock, Jane – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
The Foundation Degree (FD) is a work-related, intermediate-level higher education qualification. Issues around its recognition can affect success in attracting students where the literature suggests that uptake should be adequate. This research represented a case study which explored for the first time, whether the above applied to the FD for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Degrees, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy
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Isaacs, Tina – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
In 2005, the UK government introduced new vocationally related diploma qualifications. Two-year programs were examined in the summers of 2010 and 2011; initial government hopes for candidate numbers proved largely ephemeral and results were disappointing. This article explores what happened to the diploma's lofty ambitions using the summer of 2010…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Graduation Requirements, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Edwards, Richard; Minty, Sarah; Miller, Kate – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
This article explores two case studies of the literacy practices of assessment in the vocational curriculum. Previous studies have identified learning in the vocational curriculum as being assessment-driven and that subjects often associated with limited levels of literacy actually require multiple literacy practices from students. Drawing upon…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Vocational Education, Literacy, Case Studies
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Clark, Martyn; Zukas, Miriam – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
It is assumed in the current policy environment that higher education should lead to graduate employability, although understandings of employability are generally limited. In this paper, we discuss issues relating to graduate employability with reference to a case study of an information technology (IT) student progressing to a graduate role in…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Employment Potential, Social Capital, Case Studies
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Higgins, Robert; Hogg, Peter; Robinson, Leslie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
This article discusses the piloting and evaluation of the Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) project. The aim of RiTe was to link teaching and learning with research within an undergraduate diagnostic radiography curriculum. A preliminary pilot study of RiTe was undertaken with a group of level 4 (year 1) volunteer BSc (Hons) diagnostic…
Descriptors: Radiology, Clinical Diagnosis, Research, Undergraduate Students
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Maritz, Alex; Brown, Chris – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
The purpose of this study is to report the results of a longitudinal evaluation of a vocational entrepreneurship education programme (EEP) using entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) measures. An empirical, mixed methods longitudinal and effectuation scale was used to measure ESE scores. Results indicate that participation in the programme had a…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Self Efficacy, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Ingleby, Ewan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
This article is based on research data from students and tutors associated with the Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree at six UK Higher Education Institutions. A main finding is that pedagogical practitioners in early years regard the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for learning and teaching activities with…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Technology, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Kendall, Alexandra; Carey, Danielle; Cramp, Andy; Perkins, Helen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
Shifts in UK social and economic policy have focused on education and care in the Early Years as key to improving social inclusion, skills acquisition and longer term social and economic prosperity. The implications for practitioners in the sector have been significant as roles, functions and foci have been renegotiated through the processes of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Students, Foreign Countries, Career Development
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