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Cavanagh, Jillian; Meacham, Hannah; Cabrera, Patricia Pariona; Bartram, Timothy – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
In this study, we argue that effective workplace education and training is critical to support workers with intellectual disability (WWID) at work. Moreover, we contend that it is workplace learning that prepares WWID for future career development and opportunities to enrol in and gain vocational education and training (VET) qualifications.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Intellectual Disability, Intervention, Workplace Learning
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Baumeler, Carmen; Lamamra, Nadia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
The primary function of any firm is not to train but to produce goods and services. However, firms in collective skill formation systems, such as those in Switzerland, train apprentices in 'dual' vocational education and training programmes, where the firms become important educational actors. Generally, all training firms are coined by their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Small Businesses, Workplace Learning, Vocational Education
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Esmond, Bill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Workplace learning is increasingly central to the international lifelong learning agenda but has made limited contributions to full-time vocational education in England during the last 30 years. A more central role is envisaged within the technical education proposed by the 2016 Sainsbury Review and Post-16 Skills Plan, with access to work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Incidental Learning, Workplace Learning, Technical Education
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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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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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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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Bolli, Thomas; Caves, Katherine Marie; Renold, Ursula; Buergi, Jutta – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The effectiveness of vocational education and training (VET) depends on the quality of interactions between the actors from the education and employment systems, which ensure the correspondence of skills supply and demand. This paper develops an instrument to measure education-employment linkage (EEL) by capturing EEL in each sub-process…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Program Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Virkkula, Esa; Kunwar, Jagat Bahadur – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article explains the realisation and impact of tutoring on learning through a new kind of on-the-job learning method in workshops led by professional musicians. The research is a qualitative case study involving 62 upper secondary Finnish vocational music students who participated in 11 workshops. The research data consist of (a) workshop…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, On the Job Training, Workshops
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Kamp, A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This paper brings together concepts drawn from Actor Network Theory and data generated in a research project that was conducted across the island of Ireland. Using surveys and interviews with school staff, that research explored the limits and possibilities for workplace learning as a valued component of the senior school curriculum. The current…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Foreign Countries, Work Experience, Vocational Education
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Vaughan, Karen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
As a learning model, apprenticeship is well known for its capacity to develop skills and vocational identities. It is also increasingly appealing for its potential to develop soft skills and enhance dispositions. This article focuses on the nature and role of apprenticeship and employers in developing dispositions and soft skills. It draws on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Skill Development, Personality Traits
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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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Graf, Lukas – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Austria, Germany and Switzerland are renowned for their extensive systems of collective vocational skill formation, which, however, have developed largely in separation from higher education. This divide has become increasingly contested as a result of a variety of socioeconomic factors that have led to an increasing demand for higher level…
Descriptors: Models, Cross Cultural Studies, Vocational Education, Higher Education
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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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Goh, Adeline Yuen Sze; Zukas, Miriam – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
In most initial teacher preparation (ITP) programmes, learning in teaching placements is considered to be an important component for providing workplace learning experiences to develop the skills of being a teacher. This paper is based on a bigger qualitative study which explored the learning experiences of a group of in-service student vocational…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Vocational Education Teachers, Workplace Learning, Teacher Placement
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Hordern, Jim – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper extends arguments for differentiating knowledge into conceptualisations of occupational practice. It is argued that specialised forms of knowledge and practice require recognition and differentiation in ways that many contemporary approaches to practice theory deny. Drawing on Hager's interpretation of MacIntyre, it is suggested that…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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