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Jensen, Karen; Strømsø, Helge I. – Vocations and Learning, 2019
A lack of alignment between professional practice and education has triggered the move to alternative educational models, often with detailed scripts and templates to be followed. Among these are variants of problem/case-based models, where learners are challenged to achieve professionally desired learning outcomes and acquire knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teacher Role, Epistemology, Nontraditional Education
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de Grip, Andries; Pleijers, Astrid – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Although workshop attendance appears to be as high as participation in training, this paper is the first study in the educational science, human resource management and labour economics literature that explores the drivers of workshop attendance among the working population. In our analysis of the Dutch Adult Education Survey, we find that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Training, Professional Development
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2019
In a longitudinal study of bakers' apprentices, reluctant or ambivalent entrants to the work of baking, discovered an affinity for their work through processes of belonging to a workplace, becoming and being bakers. Through extensive, thorough and at times demanding engagement with bakers' work and the forging of strong personal relationships with…
Descriptors: Role, Apprenticeships, Food Service, Vocational Interests
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Cano-Escoriaza, Jacobo; Hernández, Santos Orejudo; Pascual, Alejandra Cortés – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Work values are key elements in the competence training of university students, but little is known about the evolution of these values throughout university education. In this study, 362 Spanish university students were followed throughout the four years of their degree programmes. All of them completed a Work Values Scale that includes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Social Values, Work Ethic
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Christidis, Maria; Lindberg, Viveca – Vocations and Learning, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore what subject-integrated teaching of vocational subjects, ethics and health care, contributed with in terms of vocational knowing. The case study was ethnographically inspired and followed a group of students (16 +) and their teachers in a Swedish Health and Social Care Program while they worked with a theme…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Ethics, Vocational Education, Integrated Activities
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Jackson, Denise; Fleming, Jenny; Rowe, Anna – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Increasingly, contemporary work means graduates will operate in multiple workplace settings during their careers, catalysing the need for successful transfer of capabilities across diverse contexts. The transfer of skills and knowledge, however, is a complex area of learning theory which is often assumed and lacks empirical analysis. Facilitating…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Work Experience Programs, Workplace Learning
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Orozco, Mariana; Gijbels, David; Timmerman, Christiane – Vocations and Learning, 2019
The integrative learning of theory and practice has been widely recognised as a cornerstone of today's technical vocational education and training (T-VET). Considerable uncertainty persists regarding how to construe such integrative learning, let alone regarding how it proceeds or what it generates. This article reports an in-depth qualitative…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Theory Practice Relationship, Technical Education
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Rooney, Donna; Boud, David – Vocations and Learning, 2019
A necessary skill that underpins all professional practice is noticing that which is salient. Noticing can be learned directly and indirectly through a variety of campus-based and placement activities. This paper suggests that developing a capacity for noticing is under conceptualised and underdeveloped in courses preparing students for the…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Instruction
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Froehlich, Dominik E.; Segers, Mien; Beausaert, Simon; Kremer, Michael – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Fluctuating demands and fast changing job-requirements require organizations to invest in employees so that they are able to take up new tasks. In this respect, fostering employees' employability is high on the agenda of many organizations. As a prerequisite for creating employability, many scholars have focused on the role of social informal…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Employment Potential, Informal Education, Competence
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Caruso, Valentina; Cattaneo, Alberto; Gurtner, Jean-Luc; Ainsworth, Shaaron – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Professional vision is a key skill in visually-oriented professions, but its relevance to vocational education and training has only drawn limited attention from researchers. When educating fashion designers, professional vision is vital because precisely analysing clothing is required to create good products suitable for customers. In this study,…
Descriptors: Clothing, Design, Vocational Education, Professional Development
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Jansen, Anika; Pineda-Herrero, Pilar – Vocations and Learning, 2019
This article analyzes the motives for firms providing apprenticeship training in Catalonia and the reasons why other firms do not provide such training. In light of the recent introduction of dual apprenticeships in the formal education system in Spain, a country with a traditionally school-based vocational education and training (VET) system,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Employer Attitudes
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Lee, Jae Young; Yoo, Sangok; Lee, Yunsoo; Park, Sunyoung; Yoon, Seung Won – Vocations and Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of individual and organisational factors on knowledge workers' perceptions of the effectiveness of informal learning. Because most studies on informal learning have been conducted at the individual level, studies empirically examining the influence of individual and organisational factors…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Workplace Learning, Informal Education, Outcomes of Education
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Watzek, Verena; Mulder, Regina H. – Vocations and Learning, 2019
This study examined interdisciplinary vocational educator teams to identify differences in their team learning behaviours and examined whether their team affective reactions could explain these differences. We used a mixed-methods approach comprising a survey of 117 interdisciplinary work teams with 604 members and a qualitative analysis of our…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Learning
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Holtsch, Doreen; Hartig, Johannes; Shavelson, Richard – Vocations and Learning, 2019
The Swiss teacher education and training system offers a practically and academically oriented path for aspiring commercial vocational education and training (VET) teachers. Although teachers' content knowledge (CK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) are considered crucial for teaching quality and students' achievement, little is known about…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Goller, Michael; Steffen, Bianca; Harteis, Christian – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Although nurse aides take on a high share of care activities in nursing homes, almost nothing is known about how they develop the knowledge and skills to do so. This study attempts to close this research gap by answering the following research questions: (1) How do novice aides learn and develop and how is their learning trajectory structured? (2)…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Nursing Homes, Workplace Learning, Curriculum Development
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