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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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White, Caroline; Laczik, Andrea – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Work-Related Learning (WRL) has been enthusiastically embraced by UK governments since the 1990s as a means of reengaging learners in the final years of compulsory schooling. However, recent years have seen a policy shift away from WRL towards a more academic curriculum for all young people. Drawing on a qualitative study commissioned by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Parkinson, Jean; Mackay, James – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Prior studies indicate that vocational students' literacy practices are more demanding than is generally recognised. Employing a view of literacy acquisition as socialisation, we investigated the literacy practices of trades training in Carpentry and Automotive Technology, by interviewing tutors and examined course books and student writing. A…
Descriptors: Woodworking, Educational Practices, Vocational Education, Auto Mechanics
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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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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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Dalby, Diane; Noyes, Andrew – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The political importance of mathematics in post-16 education is clear. Far less clear is how mathematics does and should relate to vocational education. Successive mathematics curricula (e.g. core skills, key skills) have been developed in England with vocational learners in mind. Meanwhile, general mathematics qualifications remain largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Mathematics Education, Postsecondary Education
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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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Mazenod, Anna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper examines the expansive-restrictive continuum of apprenticeship learning in the context of different education and training systems. It compares the English state-funded apprenticeship programme for young people with the Finnish and the French programmes with a specific focus on access to learning through the programmes. These three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Access to Education, Youth Programs
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Ortoleva, Giulia; Bétrancourt, Mireille – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
One important feature of vocational education is to provide students with solid conceptual knowledge along with substantial practical experience, acquired in school and workplace contexts, respectively. However, the research provided evidence that students do not spontaneously articulate the knowledge acquired in different contexts, and that…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Feedback (Response)
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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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Forsblom, Lara; Negrini, Lucio; Gurtner, Jean-Luc; Schumann, Stephan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
In the Swiss vocational education system, which is often called a "Dual System", trainees enter into an apprenticeship contract with a training company. On average, 25% of those contracts are terminated prematurely (PCT). This article examines the relationship between training companies' selection methods and PCTs. The investigation is…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Callan, Victor J.; Johnston, Margaret A.; Clayton, Berwyn; Poulsen, Alison L. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This research examines what practitioners in vocational education and training (VET) organisations and external auditors judge to be the key issues in the current and future use of e-assessment. Applying the framework of legitimacy theory, the study examined the tensions around the use and growth of e-assessment in training organisations, and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Evaluation, Audits (Verification)
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Runhaar, Piety; Bednall, Timothy; Sanders, Karin; Yang, Huadong – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Changing employer demands, new technological and pedagogical insights are examples of developments which urge Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutes to continually renew and innovate their educational programmes. This, in turn, requires teachers to show innovative behaviour. Our study focuses on the effects of task interdependence on…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Teacher Surveys, Vocational Education
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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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