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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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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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Jossberger, Helen; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; van de Wiel, Margje W. J.; Boshuizen, Henny – Vocations and Learning, 2018
In vocational education, workplace simulations (WPS) have been implemented to ensure a better connection between the educational setting and the labour market. Moreover, WPS are supposed to motivate students and promote self-directed learning. So far, however, not much is known about the way students experience these WPS. The aim of the present…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Simulated Environment, Education Work Relationship, Case Studies
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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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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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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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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2017
This paper proposes the utilisation of a method for matching qualifications' graduate profile outcomes to job roles and work responsibilities as apprenticeship progresses. In so doing, attainment of qualifications is made possible through the workplace validation of graduate profiles. Conferred occupational identity by other workers or managers…
Descriptors: Food Processing Occupations, Apprenticeships, Qualifications, Professional Identity
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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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Weinberger, Alfred; Patry, Jean-Luc; Weyringer, Sieglinde – Vocations and Learning, 2016
Evidence suggests that in the professional education of teachers the moral goals are currently a neglected topic in favor of the subject matter and knowledge. The constructivist instructional approach VaKE (Values "and" Knowledge Education) addresses this problem by combining the moral and epistemic goals through the discussion of moral…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Values Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Constructivism (Learning)
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Damsa, Crina I.; Nerland, Monika – Vocations and Learning, 2016
The two case studies reported in this article contribute to a better understanding of how inquiry tasks and activities are employed as resourceful means for learning in higher professional education. An observation-based approach was used to explore characteristics of and challenges in students' participation in collaborative inquiry activities in…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Learning Activities, Case Studies
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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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Hämäläinen, Raija; Cattaneo, Alberto – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Modern vocational education is increasingly taking place in new technology-enhanced learning (TEL) settings. On the one hand, vocational education can benefit from the opportunities of technological development. On the other hand, such technologies may create new challenges for teachers. Therefore, there is a particular need to pay more attention…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Döös, Marianne; Johansson, Peter; Wilhelmson, Lena – Vocations and Learning, 2015
This paper attempts to explore an analogy between individual and organizational learning within experiential learning theory (ELT). The focus is on both the possibility of identifying a learning subject that learns in action, and on the genesis process behind the learning of a suggested learning subject at organizational level. The exploration…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Organizational Culture, Learning Theories, Experiential Learning
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Valleala, Ulla Maija; Herranen, Sanna; Collin, Kaija; Paloniemi, Susanna – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Health care organizations are facing rapid changes, frequently involving modification of existing procedures. The case study reported here examined change processes and learning in a health care organization. The organizational change in question occurred in the emergency clinic of a Finnish central hospital where a new action model for…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Educational Opportunities, Workplace Learning, Case Studies
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Poortman, Cindy L.; Reenalda, Marloes; Nijhof, Wim J.; Nieuwenhuis, Loek F. M. – Vocations and Learning, 2014
Workplace learning is considered an effective strategy for the development of vocation, career and professional identity. Dual training programs, in which learning at a vocational school and learning at work in a company are combined, are seen as strong carriers for skill formation processes. In this study we explore workplace learning in dual…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Professional Education, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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