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Kurunsaari, Merja; Tynjälä, Päivi; Piirainen, Arja – Vocations and Learning, 2018
A competence-oriented approach has recently emerged in higher education and thus far, not much attention has been paid to how "competence" itself is understood in education. The purpose of this study was to examine how graduating physiotherapy students perceive their competence at the end of their studies. The data comprised interviews…
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education, College Students, Competence
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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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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