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Seifried, Jurgen; Hopfer, Eva – Vocations and Learning, 2013
There is considerable current interest in error-friendly corporate culture, one particular research question being how and under what conditions errors are learnt from in the workplace. This paper starts from the assumption that errors are inevitable and considers key factors which affect learning from errors in high responsibility organisations,…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Workplace Learning, Facilities, Chemistry
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Gegenfurtner, Andreas; Siewiorek, Anna; Lehtinen, Erno; Saljo, Roger – Vocations and Learning, 2013
Understanding how best to assess expertise, the situational variations of expertise, and distinctive qualities of expertise that arises from particular workplace experiences, presents an important challenge. Certainly, at this time, there is much interest in identifying standard occupational measures and competences, which are not well aligned…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Research Methodology, Expertise, Educational Practices
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van de Wiel, Margje W. J.; Van den Bossche, Piet – Vocations and Learning, 2013
This study examined physicians' motivation to engage in work-related learning and its contribution to expertise development beyond work experience. Based on deliberate practice theory, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 residents and 28 experienced physicians in internal medicine, focusing on the activities they engaged in during…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews, Learning Motivation
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Engestrom, Yrjo; Rantavuori, Juhana; Kerosuo, Hannele – Vocations and Learning, 2013
The theory of expansive learning has been applied in a large number of studies on workplace learning and organizational change. However, detailed comprehensive analyses of entire developmental interventions based on the theory of expansive learning do not exist. Such a study is needed to examine the empirical usability and methodological rigor…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Workplace Learning, Intervention, Organizational Change
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Teras, Marianne; Lasonen, Johanna – Vocations and Learning, 2013
Immigration is an integral phenomenon of our globalising world. The increasing flow of people creates new challenges for educational institutions and workplaces. The purpose of this article is to address challenges that vocational teachers face with diversity at colleges and workplaces. Two research questions are addressed: how do teachers prepare…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Vocational Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, College Instruction
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Rausch, Andreas – Vocations and Learning, 2013
Most learning in the workplace occurs while pursuing working rather than learning goals. The studies at hand aimed to identify task characteristics that foster learning in the workplace. Task characteristics are supposed to exert a major effect on the learning potential. However, the fact that learning is more often than not a rather unconscious…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, Learning Processes, Task Analysis
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Tynjala, Paivi – Vocations and Learning, 2013
The interest in research focusing on learning taking place at work, through work and for work has considerably increased over the past two decades. The purpose of the paper is to review and structure this wide and diverse research field. A tentative holistic model--the 3-P model of workplace learning--is presented, in relation to which the…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Communities of Practice
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Imants, J.; Wubbels, T.; Vermunt, J. D. – Vocations and Learning, 2013
This study builds on two assumptions regarding agency in teachers' workplace learning: (1) While teachers enact school reform in daily school and classroom practice, they actively redefine the reform; (2) In this learning process, in which working and learning are integrated, teachers reinterpret and reinvent the workplace conditions in their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Workplace Learning, Educational Change, Teaching Conditions
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Pool, Inge A.; Poell, Rob F.; ten Cate, Th. J. – Vocations and Learning, 2013
The need for nurses to participate in continuing professional development (CPD) is growing to keep abreast of rapid changes in nursing care. Concurrently, the nursing workforce is growing older. Ageing leads to changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning. Little is known about the effects of age-related changes on nurses'…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Professional Development, Nursing Education, Aging (Individuals)
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Orr, Kevin; Gao, Yun – Vocations and Learning, 2013
This article examines the work-based placements of trainee architects in the United Kingdom to examine how trainees become architects. The trainee architects in this study experienced varying levels of participation and responsibility during their yearlong placements. Despite this diversity, developing the trainees on placement was found to be…
Descriptors: Architecture, Architectural Education, Trainees, Work Experience Programs
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2013
The transition from school to work, in the form of a trade-based apprenticeship, is one with a long history. Recent socio-historical changes include increased use of technology, the changing nature of work and shifting patters in the employment market are influencing both the apprenticeship journey and its destination. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Food Processing Occupations, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Pihie, Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope; Bagheri, Afsaneh – Vocations and Learning, 2013
Specifying the mechanism through which perceived self-efficacy affects one's behavior has been one of the main concerns of researchers and educators particularly in entrepreneurship domain due to the critical role that entrepreneurial self-efficacy plays in motivating and enabling individuals to establish a new venture. This study examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Entrepreneurship, College Students
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Rissanen, Olli; Palonen, Tuire; Pitkänen, Petteri; Kuhn, Gustav; Hakkarainen, Kai – Vocations and Learning, 2013
The purpose of the present study was to examine expertise in magic by interviewing 16 prominent Finnish magicians who were identified earlier through a social network analysis of 120 Finnish magicians. A semi-structured interview was administered that addressed the participants' histories; their relationship to magic, the nature of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Expertise, Professional Personnel
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Bound, Helen; Lin, Magdalene – Vocations and Learning, 2013
In this paper, we explore the relationship between differing conceptualisations of competence, and the implications of these differences for the enacted workplace curriculum and its pedagogical epistemologies. We argue that when competence is understood as a set of stand-alone attributes that reside within an individual, it limits and over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Workplace Learning, Case Studies
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Sawyer, Keith – Vocations and Learning, 2012
Sociocultural theory focuses on group processes through time, and argues that group phenomena cannot be reduced to explanation in terms of the mental states or actions of the participating individuals. This makes sociocultural theory particularly useful in the analysis of group creativity and group learning, because both group creativity and group…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Group Dynamics
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