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Alles, Martina; Apel, Jennifer; Seidel, Tina; Stürmer, Kathleen – Vocations and Learning, 2019
There is a common understanding that becoming a teacher needs to be a continuous and coherent process of educational and professional development across all teacher education phases. This study focuses on the professional preparation of candidate teachers when entering the induction phase. It provides an opportunity to reconstruct their transition…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Orientation, Faculty Development
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Hopwood, Nick; Nerland, Monika – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Relational aspects of professional practice demand increasing attention in research on work and learning. However, little is known about how knowledge is enacted in practices where different people work together. Working in partnership with clients surfaces a number of epistemic demands, responses to which are poorly understood. This paper…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Nurses, Parents, Cooperation
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Vähäsantanen, Katja; Räikkönen, Eija; Paloniemi, Susanna; Hökkä, Päivi; Eteläpelto, Anneli – Vocations and Learning, 2019
This study aimed to construct and validate a quantitative measurement instrument to determine the structure of professional agency in working life. Empirical data (N = 589) were collected via a web-based, theoretically informed questionnaire, within the professional domains of education, healthcare, rescue services, and information technology. The…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Individual Power, Professional Personnel, Questionnaires
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Jacot, Anne; Raemdonck, Isabel; Frenay, Mariane; Van Deun, Katrijn – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Continuing professional education (CPE) is viewed as the main strategy to tackle unemployment and to improve the weak position of jobseekers with few qualifications on the labour market. However, the mandatory nature of these programmes raises questions regarding jobseekers' motivation to enrol for and engage in training and -- by extension -- the…
Descriptors: Mandatory Continuing Education, Job Applicants, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation
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Jackson, Denise – Vocations and Learning, 2019
This study explored the extent to which undergraduates demonstrate capabilities associated with professional identity (PI), an individual's connection with the ideology of professional practice and a critical element of graduate employability. It gathered quantitative and qualitative data from 212 Australian business undergraduates and their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Professional Identity, Work Experience Programs, Foreign Countries
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Grohnert, Therese; Meuwissen, Roger H. G.; Gijselaers, Wim H. – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Learning from errors is crucial for individuals' as well as organizations' performance. Yet, learning does not automatically follow from erring: the fear of negative consequences may prevent professionals from learning. These social costs of making an error, receiving negative judgments or experiencing feared punishment, need to be lowered for…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Help Seeking, Professional Personnel, Organizational Climate
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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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Govaerts, Natalie; Kyndt, Eva; Dochy, Filip – Vocations and Learning, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the differential effects of specific types of supervisor support on transfer of training, taking into account established trainee characteristics, such as trainees' motivation to learn, motivation to transfer, and training self-efficacy. More specifically, nine types of supervisor support were examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervisors, Supervision, Job Training
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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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