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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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Stellmacher, Anne; Ohlemann, Svenja; Pfetsch, Jan; Ittel, Angela – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: The current shortage of teachers in Germany, especially in vocational schools, is of relevance to the education system and labour market policy. To recruit future teachers more effectively, it is of great importance to gain a better understanding of pre-service teachers' career choice motivation. However, research has concentrated so far…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Career Choice, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers
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Reegård, Kaja; Debowski, Horacy – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: The topic of this paper is how mass emigration of skilled workers affects national policies, and employers' willingness to invest in Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Poland. In the wake of EU enlargement in 2004, Poland became one of the biggest sending countries for skilled labour to Western European countries. These massive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skilled Workers, Vocational Education, Labor Supply
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Korhonen, Anne-Maria; Ruhalahti, Sanna; Lakkala, Minna; Veermans, Marjaana – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: The context of this study is vocational teacher education and the participants are vocational student teachers studying part-time in a blended learning setting. They represent several disciplines of vocational education and training. The vocational teacher studies take one year and are 60 credits. The study relates to the discussion of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Student Teachers, Measurement Techniques, Student Experience
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Dahlback, Jorunn; Olstad, Hanne Berg; Sylte, Ann Lisa; Wolden, Anne-Catrine – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: This article is based on a pragmatic theoretical perspective on education, in which theoretical and practical competences are developed through experiences and participation in real-world teaching contexts. Previous research points to a lack of culture for authentic workplace-based assessment in vocational and professional education in…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Summative Evaluation, Workplace Learning, Student Teaching
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Zinn, Bernd; Raisch, Kevin; Reimann, Jennifer – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: This paper reports on a study of the progress of vocational education and training (VET) and the need for further profession-oriented training of lecturers in public, technical vocational colleges in South Africa, under the consideration of societal and political conditions. Approach: The study is based on a mixed methods approach in…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Vocational Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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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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Park, Kathleen A.; Johnson, Karen R. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: The healthcare profession is one of the largest growing occupations in the United States (US). Yet, there is a shortage of healthcare professionals and the situation is further compounded by insufficient instructors to prepare individuals to provide safe and quality care. A number of teachers leave the profession within 3 years of work in…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Intention, Faculty Mobility, Health Sciences
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Wenstrom, Sanna; Uusiautti, Satu; Maatta, Kaarina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Enthusiasm has been noted to increase productivity and quality at work. In teachers' work, this has a connection to student learning and motivation, as well as teaching quality. In the context of Finnish vocational education and training (VET), research on enthusiasm appears especially topical and relevant because of the ongoing wide…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Productivity
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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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Andersson, Per; Hellgren, Mattias; Köpsén, Susanne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Teachers in vocational education and training (VET teachers) have specific conditions for their continuing professional development (CPD). They have a background in an initial occupation, in which they now teach and train the next generation. Thus, as VET teachers, they are expected to master the knowledge and skills of that occupation,…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Faculty Development
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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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Gatt, Suzanne; Faurschou, Kim – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
EQAVET, the quality assurance tool in vocational and educational training, was developed in response to the need for a supply of a trained workforce for labour market needs. Implementation of EQAVET at national level, however, remains a challenge. The research reported here focused on the implementation of QA processes by VET providers in 4…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Labor Force Development
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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