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Ure, Odd Bjørn; Skauge, Tom – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: The article contributes to a discussion of how patterns of employment and qualifications are modified by the ongoing industrial transformation, called Industry 4.0. Although this transformation is said to be a global phenomenon, scholars increasingly discuss the national differences in the wake of Industry 4.0. Our article aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Employment
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Lahn, Leif Chr.; Nore, Hæge – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: In this paper, we review and discuss the piloting in Norway of a German methodology for competence diagnostics in vocational education and training: the Competence Development and Assessment in TVET (COMET) project. Our overarching theme is determining to what extent such large-scale assessment systems are valid for international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Vocational Education, Job Skills
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Hiim, Hilde – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article addresses challenges regarding relevance in vocational education and training (VET) curricula. Recent research on Norwegian VET shows that the educational content is not sufficiently related to the students' needs for qualification in the actual vocations. I will present a new curriculum research project aimed at investigating and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Relevance (Education), Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Tønder, Anna Hagen; Aspøy, Tove Mogstad – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Since reforms implemented in 1994, vocational education and training (VET) in Norway has been integrated and standardized as part of upper-secondary education. When young people enter upper-secondary education at the age of 15 or 16, they can choose either a vocational programme or a general academic programme. The standard model in vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Training, Secondary Education
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Bunting, Mette; Halvorsen, Torill Aagot; Moshuus, Geir H. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Fewer than half of the young people attending vocational institutions in Norway complete their education within the allotted five years. Indeed, many of these students have non-linear paths to completion. However, it is not changes in the dropout rate that make this different from earlier generations but the expansion of formal education and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Ethnography, Interviews
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Aspøy, Tove Mogstad; Nyen, Torgeir – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Many countries with apprenticeship-based systems of VET face a shortage of apprenticeships. Some countries, including Denmark and Norway, address this supply-demand mismatch by offering alternative school-based routes to vocational qualifications for students not able to secure an apprenticeship. Other countries offer no alternative routes, but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Job Training
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Nore, Haege – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article explores teachers and trainers didactical practices in different contexts in Norwegian VET: schools and workplaces. With the introduction of e-resources and e-portfolios in VET, learners as well as teachers and trainers experience a more hybrid learning-arena, which claims for a re-contextualization of vocational didactics as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Gessler, Michael; Moreno Herrera, Lázaro – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The design of vocational didactics has to meet special requirements. Six core assumptions are identified: outcome orientation, cultural-historical embedding, horizontal structure, vertical structure, temporal structure, and the changing nature of work. Different approaches and discussions from school-based systems (Spain and Sweden) and dual…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Comparative Education, Instructional Design, Educational Innovation
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Kaufmann, Katrin – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This investigation focuses on participation and related investment patterns in job related non-formal education (NFE) in selected European countries. Broadening previous research formats of NFE are distinguished by investment including financial and time investments by employers, employees and public authorities. By this, company-sponsored and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education, Comparative Education
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Hämäläinen, Raija; Cincinnato, Sebastiano; Malin, Antero; De Wever, Bram – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The European workplace is challenging VET adults' problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments (TREs). So far, no international large-scale assessment data has been available for VET. The PIAAC data comprise the most comprehensive source of information on adults' skills to date. The present study (N = 50 369) focuses on gaining insight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Problem Solving, Educational Technology
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Virolainen, Maarit; Stenström, Marja-Leena – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The study investigates how the Finnish model of providing initial vocational education and training (IVET) has succeeded in terms of enhancing educational progress and employability. A relatively high level of participation in IVET makes the Finnish model distinctive from those of three other Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. All four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Employment Potential
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Nore, Haege; Lahn, Leif Christian – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article explores the effect that the use of e-portfolios initiated and organized by apprenticeship training offices has had on the learning processes and assessment practices of apprentices in Norwegian vocational education and training. Although these intermediate structures have the potential to bridge the gap between work and education,…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Apprenticeships, Portfolios (Background Materials), Internet