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Øye, Christine; Mekki, Tone Elin; Skaar, Randi; Dahl, Hellen; Forland, Oddvar; Jacobsen, Frode F. – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Knowledge utilization is politically "hot" because it informs decisions on improving the quality of care in nursing homes (NHs). The difficulties encountered in implementing evidence-based knowledge into practice may be explained by contextual factors. Contextual factors are crucial to understanding the process of knowledge utilization;…
Descriptors: Nursing Homes, Knowledge Level, Evidence Based Practice, Context Effect
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Jossberger, Helen; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; van de Wiel, Margje W.; Boshuizen, Henny P. – Vocations and Learning, 2015
In a large-scale top-down innovation operation in the Netherlands, workplace simulations have been implemented in vocational schools, where students are required to work independently and self-direct their learning. However, research has shown that the success of such large-scale top-down innovations depends on how well their execution in schools…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teacher Attitudes, Simulated Environment, Interviews
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Rooney, Donna; Hopwood, Nick; Boud, David; Kelly, Michelle – Vocations and Learning, 2015
The preparation of future professionals for practice is a key focus of higher education institutions. Among a range of approaches is the use of simulation pedagogies. While simulation is often justified as a direct bridge between higher education and professional practice, this paper questions this easy assumption. It develops a conceptually…
Descriptors: Simulation, Allied Health Occupations Education, Higher Education, College Instruction
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Hoekstra, Annemarieke; Crocker, Jocelyn R. – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Vocational educators urgently need to keep learning throughout their careers. However, traditional professional development (PD), such as courses and workshops, yields limited transfer to the workplace as it does not align with how professionals naturally learn at work. The study discussed here reports on professional learning of vocational…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Vocational Education Teachers, Interviews
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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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Mustonen, Virpi; Hakkarainen, Kai – Vocations and Learning, 2015
The purpose of this study is to analyse the development of two apprentices' adaptive expertise in fingerprint examination across a two-year training program. The apprentices were selected from a large number of candidates to be trained at the Forensic Laboratory of the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation. The problem addressed was how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Expertise, Crime
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Froehlich, Dominik E.; Beausaert, Simon A. J.; Segers, Mien S. R. – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Employees in countries with advanced industrial economies need to continuously develop their competences to sustain their employability--that is, to have a set of competences that enables them to maintain or find an adequate job. But how should efforts to enhance employability progress in the context of the demographic shift? Previous research…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Competence, Employees, Employee Attitudes
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Walter, Marcel; Mueller, Normann – Vocations and Learning, 2015
In this paper, we explicate individual training decisions. For this purpose, we propose a framework based on instrumentality theory, a psychological theory of motivation that has frequently been applied to individual occupational behavior. To test this framework, we employ novel German individual data and estimate the effect of subjective expected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Decision Making
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Tyson, Ruhi – Vocations and Learning, 2014
In the present article I will be discussing the importance attributed to aesthetic experiences in the vocational education of bookbinding master Wolfgang B. using the philosophy of Friedrich Schiller both to understand what constitutes these processes and to examine Schiller's thoughts in the light of his recollections. By doing this I hope…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Aesthetics, Skilled Workers, Books
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2014
The term craftsmanship is associated with pre-industrial craft work with inferences to skilled artisanal manufacture of bespoke products. Apprenticeship learning is often perceived to be synonymous with learning craftsmanship. How then is the trait of craftsmanship through attainment of specific artisanal approaches conveyed and learnt through…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Skilled Workers, Professional Identity
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Vaughan, Karen; Kear, Andrew; MacKenzie, Heath – Vocations and Learning, 2014
This article examines a critical incident during research investigating a new assessment system for on-job learning in carpentry. The system was designed to establish clear relationships between supportive learning environments and purposeful, professional assessment of learners' progress through "naturally occurring evidence" on…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Evaluation, Skilled Workers, Woodworking
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Kyndt, Eva; Janssens, Ine; Coertjens, Liesje; Gijbels, David; Donche, Vincent; Van Petegem, Peter – Vocations and Learning, 2014
The current study reports on the process of developing a self-assessment instrument for vocational education students' generic working life competencies. The instrument was developed based on a competence framework and in close collaboration with several vocational education teachers and intermediary organisations offering various human…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Competence, Questionnaires
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Ritzmann, Sandrina; Hagemann, Vera; Kluge, Annette – Vocations and Learning, 2014
Training evaluation in research and organisational contexts is vital to ensure informed decisions regarding the value of training. The present study describes the development of a valid and reliable training evaluation inventory (TEI), as it does not exist so far. The objectives were a) to construct an instrument that is theoretically and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Training, Evaluation, Instructional Design
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Smith, Raymond – Vocations and Learning, 2014
The concept of "negotiation" is often used to describe and explain the interactive nature of vocational learning. Such learning is accomplished as workers engage in the joint activities that comprise their occupational practice. In doing so they interact with the material and cultural resources that enable their work to produce and…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Ethnography, Employees, Activities
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Vanthournout, Gert; Noyens, Dorien; Gijbels, David; Van den Bossche, Piet – Vocations and Learning, 2014
Workplace learning is becoming a central tenet for a large proportion of today's employees. This seems especially true for so-called knowledge workers. Today, it remains unclear how differences in the quality of workplace learning are affected by differences in perception of the workplace environment and the motivation of knowledge workers to…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Work Environment, Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies
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