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Jensen, Karen; Strømsø, Helge I. – Vocations and Learning, 2019
A lack of alignment between professional practice and education has triggered the move to alternative educational models, often with detailed scripts and templates to be followed. Among these are variants of problem/case-based models, where learners are challenged to achieve professionally desired learning outcomes and acquire knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teacher Role, Epistemology, Nontraditional Education
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Jackson, Denise; Fleming, Jenny; Rowe, Anna – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Increasingly, contemporary work means graduates will operate in multiple workplace settings during their careers, catalysing the need for successful transfer of capabilities across diverse contexts. The transfer of skills and knowledge, however, is a complex area of learning theory which is often assumed and lacks empirical analysis. Facilitating…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Work Experience Programs, Workplace Learning
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Jansen, Anika; Pineda-Herrero, Pilar – Vocations and Learning, 2019
This article analyzes the motives for firms providing apprenticeship training in Catalonia and the reasons why other firms do not provide such training. In light of the recent introduction of dual apprenticeships in the formal education system in Spain, a country with a traditionally school-based vocational education and training (VET) system,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Employer Attitudes
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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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Zitter, Ilya; Hoeve, Aimée; de Bruijn, Elly – Vocations and Learning, 2016
This article proposes a model for the design of a hybrid VET curriculum across the school-work boundary. VET-curricula are designed on the basis of two main types of learning arrangements, namely, the plan for learning in school and for learning at the workplace. A challenge for curriculum development is creating consistency between different…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Vocational Education, Blended Learning, Curriculum Development
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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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Knipprath, Heidi; De Rick, Katleen – Vocations and Learning, 2014
Policymakers worldwide consider participation in adult learning beneficial for employability, in particular for specific target groups. However, still little is known about the effect of adult learning pursued by low-qualified young adults on their employment prospects. On the basis of a Flemish longitudinal database, we study the determinants and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Young Adults, Unemployment
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Rausch, Andreas – Vocations and Learning, 2013
Most learning in the workplace occurs while pursuing working rather than learning goals. The studies at hand aimed to identify task characteristics that foster learning in the workplace. Task characteristics are supposed to exert a major effect on the learning potential. However, the fact that learning is more often than not a rather unconscious…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, Learning Processes, Task Analysis
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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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Juuti, Sini; Littleton, Karen – Vocations and Learning, 2012
The classical music academy is a site dominated by traditional meanings of creative practice and an image of the professional creative career as solo performer that is fully available to only a very few students after graduating. The purpose of the study reported in this paper is to explore career-young professional pianists' talk about the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Creativity, Career Development
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Akkerman, Sanne F.; Bakker, Arthur – Vocations and Learning, 2012
In vocational education, there is an ongoing discussion about problems occurring in school-work transitions and in relating school and work-based learning processes. Apprenticeships have been identified as valuable learning and working trajectories for making successful transitions and relations between school and work. However, they have been…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries
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Clark, Martyn; Zukas, Miriam; Lent, Neil – Vocations and Learning, 2011
Transitions from university study to graduate work in new industries such as information technology (IT) are not well understood. As the IT industry is a significant recruiter of graduates and an important component of the UK economy, the transition into the IT profession needs to be understood better. In addition, understanding the transition…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Information Technology, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries
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Wesselink, Renate; de Jong, Cees; Biemans, Harm J. A. – Vocations and Learning, 2010
Recent developments in competence-based education have motivated institutions of vocational education and training (VET) to improve the links or connectivity between learning in school and learning in the workplace, which has been a problem for decades. In previous research, a theoretical framework describing the underlying aspects of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Workplace Learning