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Christidis, Maria; Lindberg, Viveca – Vocations and Learning, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore what subject-integrated teaching of vocational subjects, ethics and health care, contributed with in terms of vocational knowing. The case study was ethnographically inspired and followed a group of students (16 +) and their teachers in a Swedish Health and Social Care Program while they worked with a theme…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Ethics, Vocational Education, Integrated Activities
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Orozco, Mariana; Gijbels, David; Timmerman, Christiane – Vocations and Learning, 2019
The integrative learning of theory and practice has been widely recognised as a cornerstone of today's technical vocational education and training (T-VET). Considerable uncertainty persists regarding how to construe such integrative learning, let alone regarding how it proceeds or what it generates. This article reports an in-depth qualitative…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Theory Practice Relationship, Technical Education
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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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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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Watzek, Verena; Mulder, Regina H. – Vocations and Learning, 2019
This study examined interdisciplinary vocational educator teams to identify differences in their team learning behaviours and examined whether their team affective reactions could explain these differences. We used a mixed-methods approach comprising a survey of 117 interdisciplinary work teams with 604 members and a qualitative analysis of our…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Learning
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Holtsch, Doreen; Hartig, Johannes; Shavelson, Richard – Vocations and Learning, 2019
The Swiss teacher education and training system offers a practically and academically oriented path for aspiring commercial vocational education and training (VET) teachers. Although teachers' content knowledge (CK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) are considered crucial for teaching quality and students' achievement, little is known about…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Johansson, Martina Wyszynska; Wärvik, Gun-Britt; Choy, Sarojni – Vocations and Learning, 2019
This article is based on research about upper secondary students' experiences in vocational becoming as they develop conceptualized knowing through interactions with others. Interactions for meaning-making by vocationalising concepts also involve feedback relating to occupation-specific tasks. The aim was to understand this constructivist process…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Security Personnel, Professional Identity
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Biemans, Harm; Mariën, Hans; Fleur, Erik; Beliaeva, Tanya; Harbers, Jan – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Continuing learning pathways have been proposed as curriculum design solutions to reduce student drop-out rates and to promote their transitions to successive levels of the educational system. The present study aimed to compare the effects of a specific continuing learning pathway in Dutch VET (the Green Lyceum or GL, which combines a lower…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Prevocational Education, Secondary School Students
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Tran, Ly Thi; Pasura, Rinos – Vocations and Learning, 2018
The commercialisation of education and the massive recruitment of international students across different vocational education and training (VET) systems including the US, UK, Canada and Australia have led to significant changes in the VET teaching and learning landscape. This situation compels the VET sector to design and develop new professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Students, Vocational Education, Interviews
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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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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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Porto Gómez, Igone; Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Jon Mikel; Aguirre Larrakoetxea, Urko – Vocations and Learning, 2018
Vocational training centres are conceptually regarded as key players in the knowledge generation and dissemination processes that take place within innovation systems. However, the literature does not provide conclusive evidence of their influence on the generation, development and dissemination of innovations. The goal of this paper is to analyse…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers, Educational Innovation, Articulation (Education)
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Thoma, Michael; Ostendorf, Annette – Vocations and Learning, 2018
The paper deals with the concept of 'Critical Literacy' in the context of VET teacher education. It focuses on the question of whether and how critical literacy can be developed drawing on elements of discourse research. This is illustrated by means of a higher educational setting, dealing with business administration textbook usage and research.…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Vocational Education, Teacher Education Programs, Textbooks
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Parkinson, Jean; Mackay, James; Demecheleer, Murielle – Vocations and Learning, 2018
For learners in vocational education, acquiring the specialized language of their field is important in facilitating the ability to communicate appropriately with colleagues and customers. Spoken and written discourse in a range of workplace settings has received some attention, but less attention has been given to discourse in vocational…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Language Skills, Language Usage, Diaries
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Andersson, Per; Köpsén, Susanne – Vocations and Learning, 2018
Contemporary work-life changes rapidly, and vocational education and training (VET) teachers need to keep up-to-date with changing knowledge demands and technological developments. This article concerns VET teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) related to the specific vocations for which they teach. The aim is to analyse VET…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development
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