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Raemdonck, Isabel; Tillema, Harm; de Grip, Andries; Valcke, Martin; Segers, Mien – Vocations and Learning, 2012
Employability has become a key element in sustaining successful vocational careers. The role of self-directedness is considered paramount in maintaining one's employability. However, it also requires certain competences on part of employees to invest in learning and career development. This study examines the influence of self-directedness in…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Vocational Education, Self Control, Competence
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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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Paloniemi, Susanna; Collin, Kaija – Vocations and Learning, 2012
This paper discusses how discursive power and creativity are found to be inter-related in a context not traditionally associated with creative work; the operating theatre of a hospital. Here, it is proposed that creativity relies on socio-cultural factors emphasizing the practical nature of creativity, and highlighting the fact that a large part…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Creativity, Hospitals, Social Influences
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Pridham, Bruce; O'Mallon, Simon; Prain, Vaughan – Vocations and Learning, 2012
A theoretical framework for understanding applied learning processes is now warranted given the frequency with which these processes are now being utilised. Drawing in part from the literature on applied education in schools as well as theories of vocational learning such a framework is offered here that seeks to explain these learning processes…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Learning Theories
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Juuti, Sini; Littleton, Karen – Vocations and Learning, 2012
The classical music academy is a site dominated by traditional meanings of creative practice and an image of the professional creative career as solo performer that is fully available to only a very few students after graduating. The purpose of the study reported in this paper is to explore career-young professional pianists' talk about the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Creativity, Career Development
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van Bommel, Marijke; Boshuizen, Henny P. A.; Kwakman, Kitty – Vocations and Learning, 2012
Higher professional education aims to prepare students for entering practice with an adequate theoretical body of knowledge. In constructivist programmes, authentic learning contexts and self-directed learning are assumed to support knowledge learning and the transition from education to practice. Through an in-depth exploration, this case study…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Constructivism (Learning), College Seniors
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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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Lappalainen, Sirpa; Lahelma, Elina; Pehkonen, Leila; Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka – Vocations and Learning, 2012
This article analyses how Finnish vocational teachers make sense of the meanings of gender in their work. The context of the study consists of the two most gender segregated environments of vocational education: the female-dominated Sector of Health and Social Services and the male-dominated Sector of Technology and Transport. Our analysis draws…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Gender Differences
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Berger, Jean-Louis; D'Ascoli, Yannick – Vocations and Learning, 2012
Given the scarcity of educators in Swiss vocational education and training (VET) and the lack of scientific knowledge about these individuals, the aim of the present study was to investigate motivations to become VET educators. In order to focus on individuals instead of variables, a typological approach was adopted and motivational profiles were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation, Career Choice, Vocational Education Teachers
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Veillard, Laurent – Vocations and Learning, 2012
The aim of this article is to discuss transfer of learning in a tertiary technical course in the French educational context. The focus is on a pedagogical sequence (i.e. a complex problem-solving activity) requiring different types of knowledge that students are expected to have learnt previously in the different parts of their training course…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Transfer of Training
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Tafel-Viia, Külliki; Loogma, Krista; Lassur, Silja; Roosipõld, Anne – Vocations and Learning, 2012
The effective implementation of educational reform is an issue that confronts both those that plan and sponsor those reforms and those that are affected by them. This article discusses networking processes in the context of reform in vocational and professional higher education. When exploring failures in educational change processes, issues…
Descriptors: Networks, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Higher Education
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Akkerman, Sanne F.; Bakker, Arthur – Vocations and Learning, 2012
In vocational education, there is an ongoing discussion about problems occurring in school-work transitions and in relating school and work-based learning processes. Apprenticeships have been identified as valuable learning and working trajectories for making successful transitions and relations between school and work. However, they have been…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Stephanie – Vocations and Learning, 2012
Contemporary creative work has emerged as a focus of international academic and policy attention since the late 1990s, the period in which the cultural and creative industries achieved recognition as a highly successful new sector. Commentators have noted the problems faced by many contemporary creative workers because of the precarious and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Activities, Creativity, College Students
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Fox, Alison; Wilson, Elaine; Deaney, Rosemary – Vocations and Learning, 2011
This paper illuminates the experiences of beginning teachers using a participatory perspective approach and drawing on some of these teachers' perceptions. We place the "subject" of workplace learning research centrally in understanding the relatedness between workplaces and novice employees/trainees. This paper builds on previous work…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Work Environment, Semi Structured Interviews
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