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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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Andersson, Per; Köpsén, Susanne – Vocations and Learning, 2018
Contemporary work-life changes rapidly, and vocational education and training (VET) teachers need to keep up-to-date with changing knowledge demands and technological developments. This article concerns VET teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) related to the specific vocations for which they teach. The aim is to analyse VET…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development
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Grytnes, Regine; Grill, Martin; Pousette, Anders; Törner, Marianne; Nielsen, Kent J. – Vocations and Learning, 2018
There is a notable difference in occupational injury rates in the two Scandinavian countries, Sweden and Denmark, with the latter having a 40% higher rate of fatal occupational injuries in the construction industry. This study explored differences in the vocational education and training (VET) systems between Sweden and Denmark that may be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Injuries, Occupational Safety and Health, Cross Cultural Studies
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Rantatalo, Oscar; Karp, Staffan – Vocations and Learning, 2018
Storytelling has been shown to play a key role in transferring work experience from more experienced towards novices in a number of vocational educational practices, however previous studies have not to the same extent dealt with the role of students' own storytelling practices for sensemaking of work experience. This study set out to examine…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Police Education, Work Experience
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Halvarsson Lundkvist, Agneta; Gustavsson, Maria – Vocations and Learning, 2018
The aim of this article is to investigate how the formal competence development activities provided by the Production Leap, a workplace development programme (WPDP), were interwoven with everyday work activities and to identify the conditions that enabled learning and employee-driven innovation that contributed to production improvement, in small…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Workplace Learning, Job Skills
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Gustavsson, Maria; Säfsten, Kristina – Vocations and Learning, 2017
The aim is to explore challenges related to the integration between product development and production in product introduction and, given these challenges, to analyse the learning potential of boundary crossing in the context of product introduction. The paper draws on evidence from a Swedish manufacturing company. The theoretical framework is…
Descriptors: Material Development, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Foreign Countries
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Kira, Mari – Vocations and Learning, 2010
The research discussed in this article focuses on workplace learning in industrial manufacturing work. Everyday work episodes contributing to workplace learning are investigated in four companies operating in the Finnish and Swedish package-supplier sectors. The research adopts a qualitative, interpretive approach. Interviews with employees and…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Manufacturing Industry, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training
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Berner, Boel – Vocations and Learning, 2009
The paper explores how novices in school-based vocational training make sense of computerized numerical control (CNC) machines. Based on two ethnographic studies in Swedish schools, one from the early 1980s and one from 2006, it analyses change and continuity in the cognitive, social, and emotional processes of learning how to become a machine…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Skilled Workers, Machine Tools