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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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Sappa, Viviana; Aprea, Carmela – Vocations and Learning, 2014
The integration of learning across different learning sites is an important and challenging task for each vocational education and training system. Although various integrative teaching and learning models have been developed and many reforms have been undertaken, their implementation is complicated by several factors. In particular, individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Apprenticeships
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Boldrini, Elena; Cattaneo, Alberto – Vocations and Learning, 2014
Learning journal writing is an effective tool to foster the development of reflective capacity in the context of Vocational Education and Training (VET) if conceived as a collection of descriptions and reflections on real professional experiences. Reporting professional situations in a learning journal outside the workplace in turn fosters the…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Collaborative Writing, Reflection, Vocational Education
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Berger, Jean-Louis; D'Ascoli, Yannick – Vocations and Learning, 2012
Given the scarcity of educators in Swiss vocational education and training (VET) and the lack of scientific knowledge about these individuals, the aim of the present study was to investigate motivations to become VET educators. In order to focus on individuals instead of variables, a typological approach was adopted and motivational profiles were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation, Career Choice, Vocational Education Teachers