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Hyland, Terry – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Researchers investigating learning from primary to higher education have emphasised the crucial role of embodiment in the process of developing knowledge, skills and expertise. In spite of this, the physical or psychomotor aspects of learning are vastly under-researched and undervalued in the literature on vocational education and training (VET).…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Philosophy, Psychomotor Objectives, Psychomotor Skills
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Höhns, Gabriela M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
In discussions of work-based learning in anglophone countries, a relatively new question concerns different learning opportunities for differentially positioned novices in the workplace. Basil Bernstein relates learners' positioning with respect to knowledge and within a community of knowers to variations in a discourse underlying and regulating…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Workplace Learning, Corporations, Communities of Practice
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Eizagirre Sagardia, Ana; Imaz Bengoetxea, Jose Inazio; Rekalde Rodríguez, Itziar – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This paper presents the most important results of a research project aimed at gathering empirical evidence on current efforts to foster and develop cross-curricular competences (CCC) in Vocational Education and Training (VET) Centres located in the Basque Country (Spain). The case study research method was used, with data being gathered by means…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Competency Based Education, Vocational Education, Case Studies
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Paton, Rachael M.; Scanlan, Joel D.; Fluck, Andrew E. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The uptake of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has been substantial and they continue to flourish as an educational delivery model. Much of the available literature regarding student retention and completions in MOOCs comes from university-designed courses. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector has lagged behind its university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Roessger, Kevin M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Despite the prevalence of adult skills-based learning, adult education researchers continue to ignore effective interdisciplinary skills-based methods. Prominent researchers dismiss empirically supported teaching guidelines, preferring situational, emancipatory methods with no demonstrable effect on skilled performance or reproducible expertise.…
Descriptors: Expertise, Skill Development, Adult Learning, Training
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Beilmann, Mai; Espenberg, Kerly – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Dropping out of school before achieving any qualification is a serious problem both at an individual and societal level. This study provides an insight into the lives of young people who have dropped out or are at a risk of dropping out of vocational schools in Estonia and gives an overview of the reasons behind the interruption of their studies.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research
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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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Sappa, Viviana; Choy, Sarojni; Aprea, Carmela – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Learning through active participation and engagement in education and workplace settings is a prerequisite for effective professional competence development through Vocational Education and Training (VET). Equally important is that learning from multiple sites and sources needs to be purposefully connected and integrated to construct meaningful…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Vocational Education, Competency Based Education, Comparative Analysis
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Pasura, Rinos – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The reconstruction of the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector into a competitive training market, which led to the participation of international students and commercial for-profit private VET providers, has until recently focused on the importance of international students to the national economy whilst ignoring the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Models, Vocational Education
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Donovan, Jerome Denis; Maritz, Alex; McLellan, Andrew – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Innovation has emerged as a core driver for the future profitability and success of the manufacturing sector, and increasingly both governments and the private sector are examining ways to support the development of innovation capabilities within organisations. In this research, we have evaluated a government-funded innovation training course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Manufacturing Industry, Instructional Innovation, Job Training
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Boldrini, Elena; Cattaneo, Alberto – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Research has demonstrated that the use of worked-out examples to present errors has great potential for procedural knowledge acquirement. Nevertheless, the identification of errors alone does not directly enhance a deep learning process if it is not adequately scaffolded by written self-explanations. We hypothesised that in learning a professional…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Error Patterns, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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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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Boahin, Peter; Hofman, Adriaan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
In the changing global economy, employability skills increasingly are the focus of vocational education and training institutions. This paper explores the effect of academic disciplines, students' background characteristics and industry training on the acquisition of employability skills through competency-based training. A significant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Employment Potential, Job Skills
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Dennis, Carol Azumah – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
This paper explores the various meanings embedded in the notion of quality when it is used in reference to the teaching and managing of post-compulsory education and training. Based on a study, which explored the views of practitioners working in further and adult education colleges graded as good or outstanding during their most recent office for…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Nicholas, Karen; Fletcher, Jo; Davis, Niki – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
In this paper, we examine interviews with 34 stakeholders including tutors, administrators and adult education policy analysts who were working in the area of adult numeracy and/or literacy education. This provided opportunities for our research team to build up a clearer picture of the current status, plans, benefits and barriers related to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Learner Engagement, Stakeholders, Adult Learning
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