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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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Aarkrog, Vibe; Wahlgren, Bjarne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Social competences are crucial parts of vocational education and training (VET) competences. As part of a development project preparing unskilled young people for VET, an action research project was conducted with the aim of developing a schema for assessing and grading social competences. The development included defining the social competences…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Interpersonal Competence, Workplace Learning, Vocational Education
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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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Cournoyer, Louis; Deschenaux, Frédéric – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Each year, a large number of students aged 25 years and over take part in vocational and education training (VET) programs in the Province of Quebec, Canada. The life experiences of many of these adults are marked by complex psychosocial and professional events, which may have influenced their career decision-making processes. This paper aimed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Vocational Education, Adult Students
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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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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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Chen, Peng; Schmidtke, Carsten – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Humanism has never been able to establish a firm place in technical education, which remains predominantly pragmatist in response to industry needs, certification requirements and educational standardisation. However, after a period of decline, humanism has made somewhat of a comeback as part of the movement toward student-centred education.…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, Technical Education, Postsecondary Education, Humanism
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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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Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The transfer of vocational education and training (VET) systems is currently the subject of lively international debate, but there has so far been very little documentation of the process or analysis of how such transfers are achieved in practical terms. This paper therefore considers the potential for transferring Germany's "dual"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Corporate Education, Training Methods, Vocational Education
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Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen E. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
A new education program, Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy, has recently been implemented in Denmark to upskill vocational college teachers and improve didactics at VET colleges in general. Among many challenges, vocational college teachers have to adapt their pedagogy to a large number of students from backgrounds with no tradition for education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Educational Change
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Leemann, Regula Julia; Imdorf, Christian – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
In training networks, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises pool their resources to train apprentices within the framework of the dual VET system, while an intermediary organisation is tasked with managing operations. Over the course of their apprenticeship, the apprentices switch from one training company to another on a (half-) yearly…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Cooperative Education, Networks, Apprenticeships
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Wilde, Stephanie; Relly, Susan James – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article focuses on the role of training managers (TMs) in UK participation in WorldSkills Competitions (WSC). The TM role is outlined, according to the perceptions of the TMs, and there is analysis of the benefits to them of participation, as well as the barriers they face, and the benefits and barriers available to participating further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trainers, Training, Competition