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Alles, Martina; Apel, Jennifer; Seidel, Tina; Stürmer, Kathleen – Vocations and Learning, 2019
There is a common understanding that becoming a teacher needs to be a continuous and coherent process of educational and professional development across all teacher education phases. This study focuses on the professional preparation of candidate teachers when entering the induction phase. It provides an opportunity to reconstruct their transition…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Orientation, Faculty Development
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Rausch, Andreas – Vocations and Learning, 2017
It was investigated how domain-specific knowledge, fluid intelligence, vocational interest and work-related self-efficacy predicted domain-specific problem-solving performance in the field of office work. The participants included 100 German VET (vocational education and training) students nearing the end of a 3-year apprenticeship program as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Information Technology
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Gessler, Michael – Vocations and Learning, 2017
The apprenticeship system in Germany is carried out both by companies and vocational schools (the Dual System). The question of whether the German Dual System is transferable is currently being asked in vocational education and training research. The analysis of current transfer discourses alludes to a research desideratum: the actual approaches…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Case Studies, Program Implementation, Vocational Education
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Kaspar, Roman; Döring, Ottmar; Wittmann, Eveline; Hartig, Johannes; Weyland, Ulrike; Nauerth, Annette; Möllers, Michaela; Rechenbach, Simone; Simon, Julia; Worofka, Iberé – Vocations and Learning, 2016
Valid and reliable standardized assessment of nursing competencies is needed to monitor the quality of vocational education and training (VET) in nursing and evaluate learning outcomes for care work trainees with increasingly heterogeneous learning backgrounds. To date, however, the modeling of professional competencies has not yet evolved into…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Geriatrics, Video Technology, Computer Assisted Testing
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Pilz, Matthias – Vocations and Learning, 2016
The ways in which vocational education and training (VET) systems are structured vary significantly from country to country, both because different countries have different objectives for their VET systems and because VET is differently embedded within the education and labour market systems of any individual country. International research in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Classification, Comparative Education, Models
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Walter, Marcel; Mueller, Normann – Vocations and Learning, 2015
In this paper, we explicate individual training decisions. For this purpose, we propose a framework based on instrumentality theory, a psychological theory of motivation that has frequently been applied to individual occupational behavior. To test this framework, we employ novel German individual data and estimate the effect of subjective expected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Decision Making
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Hetzner, Stefanie; Gartmeier, Martin; Heid, Helmut; Gruber, Hans – Vocations and Learning, 2011
Reflection on events at work, including errors is often as a means to learn effectively through work. In a cross-sectional field study in the banking sector, we investigated attitudes towards workplace errors (i.e. error orientation) as predictors of reflective activity. We assumed the organisational climate for psychological safety to have a…
Descriptors: Banking, Finance Occupations, Employee Attitudes, Work Attitudes
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Messmann, Gerhard; Mulder, Regina H. – Vocations and Learning, 2011
In workplaces, innovative products and processes are required to address emerging problems and challenges. Therefore, understanding of employees' innovative work behaviour, including the generation, promotion, and realisation of ideas as components of this behaviour is important. In particular, what fosters innovation development and what triggers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Employees, Structured Interviews
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Pilz, Matthias – Vocations and Learning, 2009
Vocational training and skills are playing an increasingly important role in the developed economies. However, both the vocational education structure and the underlying philosophy and culture of education and training vary from country to country. What is clear, though, is that employers play a crucial role in all cases; this paper explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Cultural Differences