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Schwendimann, Beat A.; De Wever, Bram; Hämäläinen, Raija; Cattaneo, Alberto A. P. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Future workplaces require collaboration skills in which members of different work communities use technologies to solve complex problems. Vocational education and training (VET) programs need to meet the challenge to prepare students to be part of a competent workforce. Particularly initial vocational education is under pressure to develop…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Vocational Education, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication
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Said, Alison – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The purpose of this study is to develop a deeper understanding of the teaching qualities of effective lecturers that vocational students desire, students assessment preferences and preferred learning environments. This study gives a voice to higher vocational students as it is important for vocational educators to learn what attracts students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Vocational Education, Preferences
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Lecours, Alexandra; Therriault, Pierre-Yves – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Statistics indicate that even if young workers complete vocational training, as a group they are at risk of sustaining injury. It appears that a lack of training in the area of injury prevention may explain some of this effect. Teachers are considered to be key actors in injury-prevention training and in the process of developing students'…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Phenomenology, Risk, Injuries
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Zenner, Lea; Kumar, Kothandaraman; Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
On the one hand, India is a growing economy that needs skilled labour, self-employed entrepreneurs and employees to tackle its economic and social challenges. On the other hand, India faces high unemployment rates, especially among young people. Graduates from industrial training institutes (ITIs) in particular are often facing difficulties in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Industrial Education, Foreign Countries, Unemployment
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Masdonati, Jonas; Fournier, Geneviève; Lahrizi, Imane Z. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
We report the results of qualitative research on adults who enrolled in a vocational and education training (VET) program with the intention of changing their careers. The participants were 30 adults aged between 25 and 45 years. A modified version of the consensual qualitative research method was applied to transcriptions of semi-structured…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Training, Career Change, Qualitative Research
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Gericke, Erika – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Educational choices, especially the influence of class on these choices have been a subject of lively international debate. However, thus far, there has been little international and comparative research with respect to vocational and education training (VET) decision making from a subject-oriented perspective. This paper considers…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis, Occupational Information
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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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Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen E. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
In 2010, a mandatory teacher training course was introduced for new vocational college teachers in Denmark. Since then, all vocational teachers have to complete the same course, regardless of practical work experience and educational background. After completion, they apply the knowledge to a very specific practice (i.e., teaching within a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Pylväs, Laura; Nokelainen, Petri – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This paper examines the perceptions of vocational expertise and school-to-work pathways among WorldSkills Competition (WSC) achievers and their co-workers and employers within the Finnish context. At the biennial international WSC, young people (aged 18-to-23 years) from over 60 countries demonstrate their skills in more than 40 trades.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Competition, Talent Development
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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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Chankseliani, Maia; Relly, Susan James – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper examines the entrepreneurial inclinations of young people who achieved excellence in vocational occupations. We propose a three-capital approach to the study of entrepreneurship. Relying on the existing theories and original qualitative and quantitative data analyses, findings from interviews with 30 entrepreneurial and 10…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Competition, Entrepreneurship, Global Approach
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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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Haolader, Faruque A.; Ali, Md Ramjan; Foysol, Khan Md – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Polytechnics in Bangladesh endeavour to produce quality graduates for national and international job markets. The quality of graduates depends on several factors. This study examines the implementation process of the polytechnic curriculum with the objectives of determining the current level of practices in learning/teaching material design, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Taxonomy, Technical Education, College Curriculum
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Paulos, Catarina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article explores the role of the European Union in defining an adult education policy and the way European countries appropriate those guidelines and implement them in their realities. These policies have been widening and diversifying adult education, creating the necessity of qualifying educational professionals. With the implementation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Teacher Qualifications
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Mukama, Evode – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This paper depicts a study carried out in Rwanda concerning university students who participated in a contest to produce short documentary films. The purpose of this research is to conceptualize these kinds of technology-based learning projects (TBLPs) through a sociocultural perspective. The methodology included focus-group discussions and field…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Documentaries, Electronic Learning
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