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Sylte, Ann Lisa – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: Two major challenges in professional and vocational education (VET) are low levels of relevance and coherence between the content of the educational program and developing competence in working life. This article is based on an action research project, conducted as a series of experiments at vocational upper secondary schools and during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Relevance (Education), Education Work Relationship
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Dobricki, Martin; Evi-Colombo, Alessia; Cattaneo, Alberto – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: The ongoing change of work life by digital technologies requires vocational education and training (VET) to adapt constantly. This "digital transformation" of work life gives therefore rise to the question how to advance the use of digital technologies in VET. A possible answer may be found by considering that VET should be…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
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Tapani, Annukka; Salonen, Arto O. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: In Finland, vocational education has been competence-based and learner-orientated since the beginning of 2018. Teachers' work has changed because there is a need to pay more attention to students and their specific personal needs. Learning processes are planned individually and more learning options are offered in the workplace. Approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Vocational Education Teachers, Teaching Methods
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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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Kaiser, Franz – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: The train of thoughts in this contribution is situated in the VET teacher training on an academic level, as it is usual in Germany. Key issue is the pedagogical qualification of the VET teachers and the question of how to give them possibilities to reflect their own biography, their interdependences to the actual cultural and economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Critical Theory
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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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Stephens, Geralyn – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Industry professionals are permitted to teach in Michigan's federally funded Career and Technical Education (CTE) secondary programs, before completing a teacher certification program, under the Annual Occupational Authorization (AOA) provision. This study reviews their academic foundations, professional credentials and their pedagogical knowledge…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Credentials, Teaching Skills
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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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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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Marhuenda-Fluixá, Fernando; Ros-Garrido, Alicia – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Our contribution attempts to review the development of the field of didactics in Spain in the past 35 years and its contribution to the development and improvement of vocational education and training. We intend to show that the concern of didactics is an issue of great concern (and dispute) in Southern Europe, for which we will use Spain as an…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Informal Education, Instructional Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Herrera, Lázaro Moreno – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Depending on the perspective and even language, the concept of didactics is defined in different ways. The debate about conceptualization, particularly concerning the equivalence in English of what in other languages, specifically Germanic and Latin languages, is termed "didactics", is well documented in the research literature. There is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Cross Cultural Studies
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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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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