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de Grip, Andries; Pleijers, Astrid – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Although workshop attendance appears to be as high as participation in training, this paper is the first study in the educational science, human resource management and labour economics literature that explores the drivers of workshop attendance among the working population. In our analysis of the Dutch Adult Education Survey, we find that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Training, Professional Development
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Caruso, Valentina; Cattaneo, Alberto; Gurtner, Jean-Luc; Ainsworth, Shaaron – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Professional vision is a key skill in visually-oriented professions, but its relevance to vocational education and training has only drawn limited attention from researchers. When educating fashion designers, professional vision is vital because precisely analysing clothing is required to create good products suitable for customers. In this study,…
Descriptors: Clothing, Design, Vocational Education, Professional Development
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Goller, Michael; Steffen, Bianca; Harteis, Christian – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Although nurse aides take on a high share of care activities in nursing homes, almost nothing is known about how they develop the knowledge and skills to do so. This study attempts to close this research gap by answering the following research questions: (1) How do novice aides learn and develop and how is their learning trajectory structured? (2)…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Nursing Homes, Workplace Learning, Curriculum Development
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Tack, Hanne; Vanderlinde, Ruben – Vocations and Learning, 2016
This study reports on the development of a self-reported measurement instrument--The Teacher Educators' Researcherly Disposition Scale (TERDS)--to improve understanding of teacher educators' researcherly disposition. Teacher educators' researcherly disposition refers to the habit of mind to engage with research--both as consumers and producers--to…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Researchers, Personality Traits, Teacher Characteristics
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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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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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Stürmer, Kathleen; Könings, Karen D.; Seidel, Tina – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Preservice teachers' professional vision is an important indicator of their initial acquisition of integrated knowledge structures within university-based teacher education. To date, empirical research investigating which factors contribute to explaining preservice teachers' professional vision is scarce. This study aims to determine which factors…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Performance Factors, Questionnaires
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Gegenfurtner, Andreas – Vocations and Learning, 2013
This longitudinal study examined the multidimensionality of motivation to transfer training. Based on self-determination theory, expectancy theory, and the theory of planned behaviour, motivation to transfer was conceptualized in three dimensions: autonomous motivation to transfer, controlled motivation to transfer, and intention to transfer.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Motivation, Intention, Transfer of Training
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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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Pool, Inge A.; Poell, Rob F.; ten Cate, Th. J. – Vocations and Learning, 2013
The need for nurses to participate in continuing professional development (CPD) is growing to keep abreast of rapid changes in nursing care. Concurrently, the nursing workforce is growing older. Ageing leads to changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning. Little is known about the effects of age-related changes on nurses'…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Professional Development, Nursing Education, Aging (Individuals)
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2013
The transition from school to work, in the form of a trade-based apprenticeship, is one with a long history. Recent socio-historical changes include increased use of technology, the changing nature of work and shifting patters in the employment market are influencing both the apprenticeship journey and its destination. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Food Processing Occupations, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Fenwick, Tara – Vocations and Learning, 2012
A growing body of research and policy focused on "older workers" is attempting to address perceived concerns that older workers' skills are declining, along with their participation in employment and in employment-related learning opportunities. The discussion here seeks to contribute to this research. Its focus is the learning of older…
Descriptors: Older Workers, Learning, Professional Development, Accounting
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Beausaert, Simon A. J.; Segers, Mien S. R.; Gijselaers, Wim H. – Vocations and Learning, 2011
Today, organizations are increasingly implementing assessment tools such as Personal Development Plans. Although the true power of the tool lies in supporting the employee's continuing professional development, organizations implement the tool for various different purposes, professional development purposes on the one hand and promotion/salary…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Professional Development, Employees, Job Skills
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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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Skår, Randi – Vocations and Learning, 2010
This article explores and illuminates the meaning of nurses' experiences with their work as a learning environment. A qualitative hermeneutic approach guided the research process and the analysis and interpretation of the transcribed interview-texts of eleven graduate nurses. Three core themes emerged from these informants' descriptions of their…
Descriptors: Nurses, Qualitative Research, Hermeneutics, Interviews