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Reegård, Kaja – Vocations and Learning, 2015
The paper investigates how learning and processes of becoming are shaped and enacted in retail apprenticeship in Norway. The analysis draws upon a qualitative study of managers and apprentices in different retail sub-sectors. The empirical point of departure is managers who, more or less deliberately, throw apprentices into tasks from day one.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sales Occupations, Retailing, Apprenticeships
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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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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