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Morris, Thomas Howard – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Fostering the skills necessary for self-directed learning is an important endeavour of vocational education and training in many contexts internationally. However, there is a distinct lack of studies that investigate the extent to which facilitation of self-directed learning is present within vocational education and training in different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Young Adults, Independent Study
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Barber, Tracy; Netherton, Clare – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Research was undertaken to understand the experiences of students entering the University of Technology Sydney through vocational education pathways, with the aim of improving transition support for these students. A theme which emerged was the pivotal role played by the students' vocational education teachers in facilitating their students'…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Higher Education, Student Role, Vocational Education Teachers
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Paton, Rachael M.; Scanlan, Joel D.; Fluck, Andrew E. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The uptake of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has been substantial and they continue to flourish as an educational delivery model. Much of the available literature regarding student retention and completions in MOOCs comes from university-designed courses. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector has lagged behind its university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Dalby, D.; Noyes, A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
England's Further Education (FE) sector is in permanent flux with policy interpretations and translations taking place at multiple levels within increasingly large and complex multi-site organisations. Devolved responsibility gives managers considerable influence in policy enactment processes which can lead to within-college tensions between…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Continuing Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Bolli, Thomas; Caves, Katherine Marie; Renold, Ursula; Buergi, Jutta – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The effectiveness of vocational education and training (VET) depends on the quality of interactions between the actors from the education and employment systems, which ensure the correspondence of skills supply and demand. This paper develops an instrument to measure education-employment linkage (EEL) by capturing EEL in each sub-process…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Program Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Remington, Thomas F. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Around the world, governments, educators and employers have expressed growing interest in German-style methods of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). In such countries, schools and firms share responsibility for providing technical and vocational education, a model often called the 'dual system of vocational training and…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Partnerships in Education
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Avis, James – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This literature review engages with a diverse and sometimes contradictory body of work, employing an analytic stance rooted in policy scholarship. It discusses rhetorical constructions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th IR), locating these in understandings of the economy rooted in a neo-liberalism which rests upon a capitalist terrain. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Industrialization, Neoliberalism, Social Systems
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Persson, Bo; Hermelin, Brita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
In this article, we analyse a recent industry-driven initiative in Sweden for the organisation and operation of Vocational Education and Training. In the context of a statist and school-based system for VET, this is an initiative which seems to be an example of an anomaly in the present system. The initiative is called the Technical College scheme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Technical Institutes
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Tang, Lijun; Sampson, Helen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This paper reports on some of the findings from a study of new technology and training in shipping. It identifies the key significance of motivation in the learning process and identifies potential factors that motivate or demotivate seafarers when undertaking training about new equipment. It shows that seafarers' motivation is likely to be…
Descriptors: Semiskilled Workers, Learning Motivation, Job Training, Educational Benefits
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Heusdens, Wenja T.; Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.; de Bruijn, Elly – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Students' vocational knowledge can be defined as all knowledge students require performing within occupational practice. In the context of vocational education and training, students' vocational knowledge is often discussed from a perspective of either what should be taught and learned in schools or different kinds of knowledge students should…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Hospitality Occupations, Secondary School Students, Knowledge Level
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Kilbrink, Nina; Bjurulf, Veronica; Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.; de Bruijn, Elly – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
One of the most important issues in vocational education is the interaction between learning at school and at different workplaces. Students need to transfer what they have learned in and between these different learning arenas. However, little agreement exists among researchers on how to conceptualise and empirically study transfer of learning.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Education Work Relationship, Transfer of Training
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Buthelezi, Zanele – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in South Africa has undergone major institutional, structural and curricular changes over the last fourteen years. Drawing on figurational sociology by Norbert Elias, the study worked within a qualitative research paradigm and used open-ended interviews to investigate lecturers' experiences of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Henshall, Amanda; Atkins, Louise; Bolan, Rebecca; Harrison, Jill; Munn, Heather – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The last 20 years have brought numerous workforce reforms to the early years sector, enacted in the name of professionalisation, including the recent introduction of a new postgraduate qualification, the Early Years Teacher Status. This article features data from interviews with 22 participants who had just completed this award and situates their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Educational Change
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Lecours, Alexandra; Therriault, Pierre-Yves – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Background: Statistics suggest young workers are a group at high risk of sustaining injury. Vocational students are frequently included in the 'young workers' group, with all other different types of workers aged 24 or less. However, the literature exposes vocational students as having specific descriptive characteristics, suggesting that this…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Vocational Education, At Risk Persons, Accident Prevention
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Virkkula, Esa; Kunwar, Jagat Bahadur – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article explains the realisation and impact of tutoring on learning through a new kind of on-the-job learning method in workshops led by professional musicians. The research is a qualitative case study involving 62 upper secondary Finnish vocational music students who participated in 11 workshops. The research data consist of (a) workshop…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, On the Job Training, Workshops
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