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Chankseliani, Maia; Anuar, Aizuddin Mohamed – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Purpose: A fundamental assumption of the apprenticeship model is that there are benefits to both employers and individual learners. This study offers a broad conceptual interrogation of this inherent assumption underpinning the apprenticeship model. Approach: This study combines analysis of literature and available data and draws upon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Apprenticeships, Incentives
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Struthers, Karen; Strachan, Glenda – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: The persistent low female participation in male-dominated trades and VET courses is not attracting a high level of public attention and policy action. There are determined, albeit ad hoc actions by advocates to raise awareness of the economic and social benefits that can result from increased female participation in the male-dominated…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Nontraditional Occupations
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Adhikari, Eka Raj – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: This article explores the lived experiences of learners with disabilities who were attending short-term skills-based training programs in Nepal. The research questions addressed were how the learners with disabilities had been experiencing learning with their peers without disabilities and whether the vocational training was inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Skill Development, Training
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Sirakaya, Mustafa; Cakmak, Ebru Kilic – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This study aimed to test the impact of augmented reality (AR) use on student achievement and self-efficacy in vocational education and training. For this purpose, a marker-based AR application, called HardwareAR, was developed. HardwareAR provides information about characteristics of hardware components, ports and assembly. The research design was…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Achievement
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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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Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Hofmann, Jan; Jüttler, Andreas; Schumann, Stephan – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Following the social cognitive career theory of Lent, Brown, and Hackett (1994), the current study examines the effect of role models' professions and practical internship experiences on the choice of professional environment independent of professional interests. Embedded in the Swiss context with its strong vocational training system,…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Role Models, Internship Programs
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Aarkrog, Vibe; Wahlgren, Bjarne; Larsen, Christian Hougaard; Mariager-Anderson, Kristina; Gottlieb, Susanne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Aiming at gaining knowledge about students' thoughts and actions in deciding to stay in or drop out of an educational programme, an empirical study was conducted on dropout among 18-24-year-old students in VET and basic general adult learning. Approach: In order to pursue this aim, the study combined two sets of data--weekly student…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Rospigliosi, Pericles; Bourner, Tom; Heath, Linda – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The aim of this article is to explore the historical context of vocationalism in universities. It is based on an analysis of the history of the university from a vocational perspective. It looks for evidence of vocational engagement in the activities of universities over time, taking a long view from the birth of the Western University in the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Vocational Education, Universities, Vocational Interests
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Placklé, Ingeborg; Könings, Karen D.; Jacquet, Wolfgang; Struyven, Katrien; Libotton, Arno; van Merriënboer, Jeroen J. G.; Engels, Nadine – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
If teachers and teacher educators are willing to support the learning of students, it is important for them to learn what motivates students to engage in learning. Students have their own preferences on design characteristics of powerful learning environments in vocational education. We developed an instrument--the Inventory Powerful Learning…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Vocational Education, Educational Environment