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Tutlys, Vidmantas; Vaitkute, Lina – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
In 2015, Lithuania entered a new stage of the vocational education and training (VET) curriculum reform with the introduction of the national competence-based qualifications standards and the modularisation of the VET curriculum on the basis of these standards. Competence in Lithuania is understood holistically as a 'totality' of knowledge, skills…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Standards
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Alphonsus, Naomi Sumangala – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
This paper argues that the recent policy reform of occupational qualifications in South Africa is not substantially different from previous qualifications composed of unit standards and learning outcomes. The transition to democracy in the 1990s saw the introduction of a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for post-school education. The…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Employment Qualifications, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Winch, Christopher; Addis, Mark – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
Exercising autonomy in the workplace is a prerequisite for the acquisition of complex perceptual, judgement, and decision making skills widely agreed to be criteria of vocational expertise. It has wide workplace relevance. Despite the importance of autonomy for developing vocational expertise there is virtually nothing on methodologies for…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Work Environment, Foreign Countries, Decision Making
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Young, Michael; Hordern, Jim – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
In this paper, which takes the form of a dialogue, we discuss the possible directions that vocational education might take in the contemporary social, economic and technological context of the early 21st century. Taking account of the unresolved debates around vocational education internationally and future global economic demands for expertise we…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Integrated Curriculum
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Guile, David; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
Occupational expertise has always been constituted and afforded recognition and status in work contexts, however, these contexts are becoming increasingly interconnected and interrelated, underpinned by, 'intangible assets'. To explore this complex process and its implications for vocational education and training (VET), this article uses the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Vocational Education, Employment, Recognition (Achievement)
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Winch, Christopher – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
Any form of professional or occupational practice that requires independent agency has to rely heavily on the judgement of its practitioners. Yet the nature of professional judgement, like the nature of judgement more generally, is poorly understood. Almost as little understood is the nature of agential responsibility. The two are closely…
Descriptors: Evaluative Thinking, Vocational Education, Professional Autonomy, Responsibility
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Tarabini, Aina; Jacovkis, Judith – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
Most European secondary-school systems are articulated by different forms of an academic-vocational divide that are critical in understanding the (re)production of social inequality. By providing distinct curricular and pedagogical codes and a markedly different distribution of knowledge between tracks, tracking leads to profound and distinct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
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Moodie, Gavin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
Vocational knowledge originates from both research and from practice, each of which is transformed across several epistemic levels to become vocational knowledge. The several transformations of research to vocational knowledge have been described by Young and Bernstein as recontextualisations. Less well described are the successive transformations…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Knowledge Level, Vocational Schools, Transfer of Training
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Achatz, Juliane; Jahn, Kerstin; Schels, Brigitte – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
This study explores school-to-work transitions in Germany, aiming to achieve a richer understanding of the complexity of labour market entry trajectories while focusing on transition measures. The term transition measures refers to additional training courses that complement the regular vocational education and training system of firm-based or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Employment Qualifications, Vocational Education
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Sligo, Frank; Maydell, Elena – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
A substantial literature already exists in international students' study experience, but since relatively less exploration has occurred into their involvement in work-integrated learning it was considered desirable to further develop what is known about this area. Still less is known about how organisational hosts of international interns regard…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Internship Programs, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Xin; Chen, Yishan; Yang, Yong; Liu, Bo; Ma, Caiyun; Craig, Gordon R.; Gao, Fei – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
The goal of this study was twofold: firstly, to investigate vocational accounting students' attitudes towards sustainable development; secondly, to explore the influence of students' professional scepticism on their attitudes towards sustainable development. We surveyed 363 accounting students enrolled in a vocational college in China. We found…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Sustainable Development
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Ceric, Arnela; Small, Felicity; Morrison, Mark – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
Indigenous people tend to pursue education in their mature age. Indigenous employees thus, may need additional training opportunities in the workplace. As their preferred way of learning are different from other employees, training programmes for Indigenous employees should be designed and delivered with their preferred ways of learning in mind.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Employees, Employee Attitudes, Job Training
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Köpsén, Johanna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
Established in 2009, Swedish Higher Vocational Education (HVE) gives employers an opportunity to initiate state-funded but locally conceptualised and managed training programmes. This article investigates the system, the ideas used in policy to mandate this arrangement of vocational education and training (VET) and the institutional relations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Policy
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Hautz, Hannes – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
Vocational education and training (VET) systems are currently confronted with extensive reforms. Teacher commitment and active participation play an important role in the achievement of policy objectives. Contemporary education reforms therefore seek to shape the conduct of teachers not only through strict regulations but also by subtle and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Boonk, Lisa M.; Gijselaers, Hieronymus J. M.; Ritzen, Henk; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2022
The purpose of this study was to investigate to what extent student-perceived parental involvement predicted academic motivation in vocational education and training (VET) students. The sample comprised 2108 young adults participating in a VET institute. Thirty-three items were developed to measure student-perceived parental involvement in VET, as…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Parent Participation, Predictor Variables, Student Motivation
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