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Hulsbos, Frank Arnoud; Evers, Arnoud Theodoor; Kessels, Joseph Willem Marie – Vocations and Learning, 2016
In recent years policy makers' interest in the professional development of school leaders has grown considerably. Although we know some aspect of formal educational programs for school leaders, little is known about school leaders' incidental and non-formal learning in the workplace. This study aims to grasp what workplace learning activities…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Leaders, Secondary Schools, Semi Structured Interviews
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Caruso, Valentina; Cattaneo, Alberto; Gurtner, Jean-Luc – Vocations and Learning, 2016
Swiss vocational education and training (VET) is defined as a dual-track system where apprentices weekly alternate between vocational school and a (real) workplace. At the workplace, they have to keep a learning documentation throughout their training, in which they are expected to regularly document their professional development. The actual use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Vocational Education, Documentation
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Littlejohn, Allison; Milligan, Colin; Fontana, Rosa Pia; Margaryan, Anoush – Vocations and Learning, 2016
Professional learning is a critical component of ongoing improvement and innovation and the adoption of new practices in the workplace. Professional learning is often achieved through learning embedded in everyday work tasks. However, little is known about how professionals self-regulate their learning through regular work activities. This paper…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Workplace Learning, Self Management, Active Learning
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Biemans, Harm; Mariën, Hans; Fleur, Erik; Tobi, Hilde; Nieuwenhuis, Loek; Runhaar, Piety – Vocations and Learning, 2016
To improve students' transitions between successive educational levels, continuing learning pathways are being designed and implemented in many countries. This study was carried out to examine the effects of the Green Lycea (GL) as critical cases of continuing learning pathways in vocational education in The Netherlands. The GL were compared with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Continuing Education
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Negrini, Lucio; Forsblom, Lara; Gurtner, Jean-Luc; Schumann, Stephan – Vocations and Learning, 2016
The dominant organizational form of vocational education and training in Switzerland is the dual-track system, in which trainees sign an apprenticeship contract with a training company. Notably, 10% to 40% of those contracts are terminated prematurely each year, depending on region and occupational category, which is an important topic of concern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Training, Educational Quality, Contract Training
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Pilz, Matthias – Vocations and Learning, 2016
The ways in which vocational education and training (VET) systems are structured vary significantly from country to country, both because different countries have different objectives for their VET systems and because VET is differently embedded within the education and labour market systems of any individual country. International research in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Classification, Comparative Education, Models
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Klotz, Viola Katharina; Winther, Esther; Festner, Dagmar – Vocations and Learning, 2015
This article discusses the development of vocational competence through economic vocational educational training (VET) from a theoretical and psychometric perspective. Most assessment and competence models tend to adopt a state perspective toward assessments of competence and carve out different structures of competence for diverse vocational…
Descriptors: Models, Job Skills, Vocational Education, Skill Development
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Learning to become trade workers requires developing the ability to make practical workplace-based judgments, often centred around difficult to articulate trade "know-how" or tacit knowledge. Apprentices learn discipline specific ways of doing, thinking, feeling and being from experts, peers and through interactions with occupational…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Evaluative Thinking, Skill Development, Professional Identity
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Tyson, Ruhi – Vocations and Learning, 2015
The focus of this article is on education for vocational excellence (the combination of virtue and good judgment or phronesis/practical wisdom) through an examination of episodes from the auto/biographical study of master craftsman Wolfgang B. Vocational excellence is an issue sometimes discussed with regard to teacher training for schools and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Handicrafts, Skilled Workers, Apprenticeships
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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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Jonasson, Charlotte – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Making errors is an inevitable part of work and learning situations. Recent research has shown that errors can provide important learning opportunities, in particular in education or training, where there may be ample time and support to learn from them. Yet, more knowledge is needed of how learning from errors is developed through interactional…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Educational Change, Student Attitudes
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Stürmer, Kathleen; Könings, Karen D.; Seidel, Tina – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Preservice teachers' professional vision is an important indicator of their initial acquisition of integrated knowledge structures within university-based teacher education. To date, empirical research investigating which factors contribute to explaining preservice teachers' professional vision is scarce. This study aims to determine which factors…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Performance Factors, Questionnaires
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Avby, Gunilla – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Using an ethnographic approach, the aim of this study was to explore how social workers learn and make sense of experiences in their daily practices. Five events that took place during an ordinary day of child investigation work are described and serve as the basis for the analysis. The findings imply that investigation work is largely a social…
Descriptors: Social Work, Workplace Learning, Ethnography, Comprehension
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Döös, Marianne; Johansson, Peter; Wilhelmson, Lena – Vocations and Learning, 2015
This paper attempts to explore an analogy between individual and organizational learning within experiential learning theory (ELT). The focus is on both the possibility of identifying a learning subject that learns in action, and on the genesis process behind the learning of a suggested learning subject at organizational level. The exploration…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Organizational Culture, Learning Theories, Experiential Learning
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Valleala, Ulla Maija; Herranen, Sanna; Collin, Kaija; Paloniemi, Susanna – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Health care organizations are facing rapid changes, frequently involving modification of existing procedures. The case study reported here examined change processes and learning in a health care organization. The organizational change in question occurred in the emergency clinic of a Finnish central hospital where a new action model for…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Educational Opportunities, Workplace Learning, Case Studies
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