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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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Caruso, Valentina; Cattaneo, Alberto; Gurtner, Jean-Luc – Vocations and Learning, 2016
Swiss vocational education and training (VET) is defined as a dual-track system where apprentices weekly alternate between vocational school and a (real) workplace. At the workplace, they have to keep a learning documentation throughout their training, in which they are expected to regularly document their professional development. The actual use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Vocational Education, Documentation
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Negrini, Lucio; Forsblom, Lara; Gurtner, Jean-Luc; Schumann, Stephan – Vocations and Learning, 2016
The dominant organizational form of vocational education and training in Switzerland is the dual-track system, in which trainees sign an apprenticeship contract with a training company. Notably, 10% to 40% of those contracts are terminated prematurely each year, depending on region and occupational category, which is an important topic of concern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Training, Educational Quality, Contract Training
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Mauroux, Laetitia; Könings, Karen D.; Zufferey, Jessica Dehler; Gurtner, Jean-Luc – Vocations and Learning, 2014
While learning journals (LJs) have been shown to support self-regulated learning strategies, reflection and learning outcomes in academic contexts, few studies have investigated their relevance in vocational education. A mobile and online learning journal (MOLJ) was developed to support reflection on workplace experiences. However, acceptance of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Electronic Learning, Journal Writing, Reflection
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Gurtner, Jean-Luc; Cattaneo, Alberto; Motta, Elisa; Mauroux, Laetitia – Vocations and Learning, 2011
In the "dual" system of vocational training, working in company represents the major part of training. At the workplace, apprentices are expected to acquire the typical skills of their profession but, at the same time, to contribute to the production of the company. For this reason apprentices are expected to carry out activities on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Training, Workplace Learning, Apprenticeships