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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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Hopwood, Nick; Nerland, Monika – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Relational aspects of professional practice demand increasing attention in research on work and learning. However, little is known about how knowledge is enacted in practices where different people work together. Working in partnership with clients surfaces a number of epistemic demands, responses to which are poorly understood. This paper…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Nurses, Parents, Cooperation
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Grohnert, Therese; Meuwissen, Roger H. G.; Gijselaers, Wim H. – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Learning from errors is crucial for individuals' as well as organizations' performance. Yet, learning does not automatically follow from erring: the fear of negative consequences may prevent professionals from learning. These social costs of making an error, receiving negative judgments or experiencing feared punishment, need to be lowered for…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Help Seeking, Professional Personnel, Organizational Climate
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Tyson, Ruhi – Vocations and Learning, 2018
The approach of vocational Bildung didactics has been developed to investigate practical knowledge in matters of education for Bildung and phronesis (practical wisdom). Case narratives of unusual richness or success are at the core of the approach, each case representing an articulation of someone's practical knowledge. The concept of a practice…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Vocational Education, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Guile, David; Lahiff, Ann – Vocations and Learning, 2017
Taking the distinction between the Institution of Apprenticeship, that is, the social partnership arrangements which underpin its organisation, and Apprenticeship as a Social Model of Learning, in other words, the configuration of pedagogic and occupational etc. dimensions which constitute the model, as its starting point the paper: (i) argues the…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Partnerships in Education, Models, Student Projects
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Dubeau, Annie; Plante, Isabelle; Frenay, Mariane – Vocations and Learning, 2017
Vocational training (VT) allows young people to receive specialized training in a short period and enter the labor market with a qualification. However, VT is often seen as an unglamorous educational route, despite the fact that there are few admission requirements and that it prepares students for jobs with good conditions. Furthermore, the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Academic Achievement, Profiles, Academic Persistence
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Heinrichs, Karin – Vocations and Learning, 2016
Entrepreneurship education is a growing field of research within vocational education. During the last decade, an increasing number of empirical studies have been conducted on the impact of entrepreneurship education courses (EECs). Yet studies on entrepreneurship education still lack evidence on how to prepare entrepreneurs to handle dynamism and…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Curriculum Design, Course Evaluation, Entrepreneurship
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Tyson, Ruhi – Vocations and Learning, 2015
The focus of this article is on education for vocational excellence (the combination of virtue and good judgment or phronesis/practical wisdom) through an examination of episodes from the auto/biographical study of master craftsman Wolfgang B. Vocational excellence is an issue sometimes discussed with regard to teacher training for schools and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Handicrafts, Skilled Workers, Apprenticeships
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Rooney, Donna; Hopwood, Nick; Boud, David; Kelly, Michelle – Vocations and Learning, 2015
The preparation of future professionals for practice is a key focus of higher education institutions. Among a range of approaches is the use of simulation pedagogies. While simulation is often justified as a direct bridge between higher education and professional practice, this paper questions this easy assumption. It develops a conceptually…
Descriptors: Simulation, Allied Health Occupations Education, Higher Education, College Instruction
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Tyson, Ruhi – Vocations and Learning, 2014
In the present article I will be discussing the importance attributed to aesthetic experiences in the vocational education of bookbinding master Wolfgang B. using the philosophy of Friedrich Schiller both to understand what constitutes these processes and to examine Schiller's thoughts in the light of his recollections. By doing this I hope…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Aesthetics, Skilled Workers, Books
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Vaughan, Karen; Kear, Andrew; MacKenzie, Heath – Vocations and Learning, 2014
This article examines a critical incident during research investigating a new assessment system for on-job learning in carpentry. The system was designed to establish clear relationships between supportive learning environments and purposeful, professional assessment of learners' progress through "naturally occurring evidence" on…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Evaluation, Skilled Workers, Woodworking
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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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Tynjala, Paivi – Vocations and Learning, 2013
The interest in research focusing on learning taking place at work, through work and for work has considerably increased over the past two decades. The purpose of the paper is to review and structure this wide and diverse research field. A tentative holistic model--the 3-P model of workplace learning--is presented, in relation to which the…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Communities of Practice
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Pridham, Bruce; O'Mallon, Simon; Prain, Vaughan – Vocations and Learning, 2012
A theoretical framework for understanding applied learning processes is now warranted given the frequency with which these processes are now being utilised. Drawing in part from the literature on applied education in schools as well as theories of vocational learning such a framework is offered here that seeks to explain these learning processes…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Learning Theories
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Lappalainen, Sirpa; Lahelma, Elina; Pehkonen, Leila; Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka – Vocations and Learning, 2012
This article analyses how Finnish vocational teachers make sense of the meanings of gender in their work. The context of the study consists of the two most gender segregated environments of vocational education: the female-dominated Sector of Health and Social Services and the male-dominated Sector of Technology and Transport. Our analysis draws…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Gender Differences
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