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Pylväs, Laura; Nokelainen, Petri; Rintala, Heta – Vocations and Learning, 2018
This study examines Finnish apprenticeship training stakeholders' perceptions of vocational expertise and experiences of workplace learning and guidance. The semi-structured interview data was collected in 2015 in two vocational fields: the social and health care services sector (five workplaces) and the technology sector (five workplaces). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Stakeholders, Vocational Education
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Lecat, Antoine; Beausaert, Simon; Raemdonck, Isabel – Vocations and Learning, 2018
Teachers' innovative work behavior and professional development is receiving more attention lately. More precisely, it is argued that teachers' formal and informal learning is crucial to anticipate and deal with continuous changes and innovations in technology and didactics, for example. Therefore, this study researches the teachers' innovative…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Employment Qualifications, Teacher Competencies, Expertise
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Vocations and Learning, 2017
Over 25 years ago, Brown and Duguid ("Organisation Science," 2(1), 40-57, 1991) highlighted the differences between the way organisations formally describe and delineate jobs and the actual practices of their employees. This paper combines ideas from their seminal contribution with theories of "job crafting" and identity to…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Hospitals, Health Personnel, Professional Identity
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Hytönen, Kaisa; Palonen, Tuire; Lehtinen, Erno; Hakkarainen, Kai – Vocations and Learning, 2016
This article examines a new training design for continuing professional development that aims to support the learning of the novel knowledge and skills needed in emerging professional fields by interconnecting academic and workplace settings. The training design is based on using two advisors, one from working life and the other from an academic…
Descriptors: Training Methods, Instructional Design, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development
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Mustonen, Virpi; Hakkarainen, Kai – Vocations and Learning, 2015
The purpose of this study is to analyse the development of two apprentices' adaptive expertise in fingerprint examination across a two-year training program. The apprentices were selected from a large number of candidates to be trained at the Forensic Laboratory of the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation. The problem addressed was how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Expertise, Crime
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van der Rijt, Janine; Van den Bossche, Piet; van de Wiel, Margje W. J.; De Maeyer, Sven; Gijselaers, Wim H.; Segers, Mien S. R. – Vocations and Learning, 2013
In the context of the complexity of today's organizations, help seeking behavior is considered as an important step to problem solving and learning in organizations. Yet, help seeking has received less attention in organizational literature. To increase the potential impact of help seeking on learning, it is essential to understand which…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Employees, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Networks
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Gegenfurtner, Andreas; Siewiorek, Anna; Lehtinen, Erno; Saljo, Roger – Vocations and Learning, 2013
Understanding how best to assess expertise, the situational variations of expertise, and distinctive qualities of expertise that arises from particular workplace experiences, presents an important challenge. Certainly, at this time, there is much interest in identifying standard occupational measures and competences, which are not well aligned…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Research Methodology, Expertise, Educational Practices
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van de Wiel, Margje W. J.; Van den Bossche, Piet – Vocations and Learning, 2013
This study examined physicians' motivation to engage in work-related learning and its contribution to expertise development beyond work experience. Based on deliberate practice theory, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 residents and 28 experienced physicians in internal medicine, focusing on the activities they engaged in during…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews, Learning Motivation
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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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Rissanen, Olli; Palonen, Tuire; Pitkänen, Petteri; Kuhn, Gustav; Hakkarainen, Kai – Vocations and Learning, 2013
The purpose of the present study was to examine expertise in magic by interviewing 16 prominent Finnish magicians who were identified earlier through a social network analysis of 120 Finnish magicians. A semi-structured interview was administered that addressed the participants' histories; their relationship to magic, the nature of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Expertise, Professional Personnel
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Harteis, Christian; Morgenthaler, Barbara; Kugler, Christine; Ittner, Karl-Peter; Roth, Gabriel; Graf, Bernhard – Vocations and Learning, 2012
Intuition presents as a crucial component of professional competence for many occupations, including emergency physicians because many of their decisions have to be made quickly. When arriving at the scene of an accident, they promptly have to assess the circumstances and initiate immediate life-saving measures without opportunities for deep…
Descriptors: Intuition, Competence, Physicians, Decision Making
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Schaap, Harmen; Baartman, Liesbeth; de Bruijn, Elly – Vocations and Learning, 2012
Learning in vocational schools and workplaces are the two main components of vocational education. Students have to develop professional competences by building meaningful relations between knowledge, skills and attitudes. There are, however, some major concerns about the combination of learning in these two learning environments, since vocational…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, Expertise
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de Groot, Esther; van den Berg, B. A. M.; Endedijk, M. D.; van Beukelen, P.; Simons, P. R. J. – Vocations and Learning, 2011
Informal learning communities in which participants show critically reflective work behaviour (CRWB) have the potential to support lifelong learning. In practice this behaviour does not always occur in groups of autonomous professionals. This study explores design principles (DPs) that could act as social affordances for CRWB, within the context…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Employees, Allied Health Personnel, Delphi Technique
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Hytönen, Kaisa; Hakkarainen, Kai; Palonen, Tuire – Vocations and Learning, 2011
The purpose of the present investigation was to examine young diplomats' socialization to the professional expert culture of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland over a six-month on-job training period, as part of their preparation for service in the diplomatic corps. Using social network analysis, we analyzed departments' internal social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Public Officials, Work Environment
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Vocations and Learning, 2010
This paper explores the concept of apprenticeship in the context of the professional formation of knowledge workers. It draws on evidence from research conducted in two knowledge intensive organizations: a research-intensive, elite university; and a "cutting edge" software engineering company. In the former, we investigated the learning…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Employees, Knowledge Economy, Professional Services
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