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Sligo, Frank; Tilley, Elspeth; Murray, Niki; Comrie, Margie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper describes a journey undertaken by literacy tutors who were caught between incompatible values and needs in building apprentices' literacy. The highly literate tutors were committed to teaching critical literacy. They believed that improved literacy could support learners' aspirations to advance their prospects at work, build their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Literacy Education, Apprenticeships, Critical Literacy
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Messmann, Gerhard; Mulder, Regina H.; Palonen, Tuire – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the role of characteristics of vocational education teachers' personal network at the workplace for determining the resources that enable them to cope with innovation-related demands at work. Design/methodology/approach: A survey study with 48 vocational education teachers is carried out. Social network…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Social Networks, Educational Innovation, Social Capital
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Smagorinsky, Peter – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This article emphasizes the importance of understanding local contexts to provide appropriate education for teachers about literacy instruction. The author reviews general problems that follow from extrapolating from unrepresentative research samples and the errors and deficit conceptions that follow from assuming that all cognition takes place…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Local Issues, Books, Seminars
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Gravemeijer, Koeno; Stephan, Michelle; Julie, Cyril; Lin, Fou-Lai; Ohtani, Minoru – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper attempts to engage the field in a discussion about what mathematics is needed for students to engage in society, especially with an increase in technology and digitalization. In this respect, mathematics holds a special place in STEM as machines do most of the calculations that students are taught in K-12. We raise questions about what…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Futures (of Society), Mathematical Logic
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van der Wal, Nathalie J.; Bakker, Arthur; Drijvers, Paul – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Due to increased use of technology, the workplace practices of engineers have changed. So-called techno-mathematical literacies (TmL) are necessary for engineers of the 21st century. Because it is still unknown which TmL engineers actually use in their professional practices, the purpose of this study was to identify these TmL. Fourteen…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Numeracy, Engineering, Technical Occupations
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Shaw, Donita; Perry, Kristen H.; Ivanyuk, Lyudmyla; Tham, Sarah – Community Literacy Journal, 2017
The purpose of our study was to discover who researches functional literacy. This study was situated within a larger systematic literature review. We searched seven electronic databases and identified 90 sources to answer our larger question regarding how functional literacy is defined and conceptualized as well as the specific question pertinent…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Definitions, Institutional Characteristics, Authors
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Palesy, Debra – International Journal of Training Research, 2017
Classroom training sessions for new home care workers (HCWs) are often brief and ad hoc, varying in format and content. Yet the application of this training may be central to worker and client safety. A qualitative approach was adopted for this inquiry, comprising two separate but related practical studies. In the first, exploratory study,…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Career Readiness, Qualitative Research, Intervention
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Moore, Christina – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
Because students enroll in higher education to become competitive in the job market, university courses emphasize transferrable skills such as strong communication and critical thinking. How do these skills transfer in the knowledge work environment that characterizes most careers? In this paper the author reviews the literature of the current and…
Descriptors: Online Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, Literature Reviews, Work Environment
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Karlsson, Anna-Malin; Nikolaidou, Zoe – Written Communication, 2016
This article reports on research addressing the role of incident reporting at the workplace as a textual representation of lean management techniques. It draws on text and discourse analysis as well as on ethnographic data, including interviews, recorded interaction, and observations, from two projects on workplace literacy in Sweden: a study in…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Ethnography, Writing Research, Caregivers
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Campbell, Kim Sydow – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2016
Flipping originated in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, where didactic transmission of conceptual knowledge has been the standard pedagogy. Flipping has resulted in additional focus on procedural knowledge within class meetings. This article argues that business and professional writing pedagogy, which already focuses…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Writing Instruction, Business Communication, Teaching Methods
Kankaraš, Miloš; Montt, Guillermo; Paccagnella, Marco; Quintini, Glenda; Thorn, William – OECD Publishing, 2016
In the wake of the technological revolution that began in the last decades of the 20th century, labour market demand for information-processing and other high-level cognitive and interpersonal skills is growing substantially. The "Survey of Adult Skills," a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult…
Descriptors: Adults, Surveys, International Assessment, Literacy
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Parkinson, Jean; Mackay, James – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Prior studies indicate that vocational students' literacy practices are more demanding than is generally recognised. Employing a view of literacy acquisition as socialisation, we investigated the literacy practices of trades training in Carpentry and Automotive Technology, by interviewing tutors and examined course books and student writing. A…
Descriptors: Woodworking, Educational Practices, Vocational Education, Auto Mechanics
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Støren, Liv Anne – European Journal of Education, 2016
In this article, innovative activity is considered in the light of broader conceptualisations of innovativeness and what it means to be innovative. Central to the definition of innovativeness used in the analysis is that the worker actively seeks new knowledge and uses it for work-related tasks. This is based on previous research emphasising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Definitions, Information Seeking
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Thompson, Terrie Lynn – Learning, Media and Technology, 2016
Workers are faced with wider networks of knowledge generation amplified by the scale, diffusion, and critical mass of digital artefacts and web technologies globally. In this study of mobilities of work-learning practices, I draw on sociomaterial theorizing to explore how the work and everyday learning practices of self-employed workers or…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Workplace Learning, Workplace Literacy, Comparative Education
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Kohn, Liberty – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2015
This article analyzes literature on university-workplace partnerships and professional writing pedagogy to suggest best practices for workplace mentors to mentor new employees and their writing. The article suggests that new employees often experience cultural confusion due to (a) the transfer of education-based writing strategies and (b) the…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Mentors, Workplace Learning, Writing Instruction
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