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den Hertog, Ria; Boshuizen, Henny P. A. – Vocations and Learning, 2022
Since decades, nursing education struggles with a persistent gap between the theoretical knowledge offered in the study program and its application in professional practice. To bridge this gap competence-based curricula were developed with instructional designs as authentic learning contexts and self-directed learning. In this project we explored…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Education Work Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship, Competency Based Education
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Hopwood, Nick; Blomberg, Marie; Dahlberg, Johanna; Dahlgren, Madeleine Abrandt – Vocations and Learning, 2022
Learning is crucial to how professionals enact practices, and to how practices change. Professionals frequently encounter uncertainty regarding what to do, requiring praxis informed by practical wisdom, which takes into account the virtues of practice. Critical praxis takes this further, questioning current norms to reduce untoward effects. A…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Praxis, Health Services, Simulation
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Lee, Yi-Fang; Altschuld, James W.; Chiang, Fang-Shen; Yue, Ching-Syang Jack; Sung, Hsiu-Te; Chang, Chun-Hsin – Vocations and Learning, 2022
The influence of augmented feedback and self-estimation of errors on the welding skill learning of vocational high school students was the focus of this study. A quasi-experimental research design was utilized by randomly assigning two classes of car repair students to an experimental group and a control group. Each participant had 9 practice…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Patterns, Vocational Education, High School Students
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Findeisen, Stefanie; Jüttler, Andreas; Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Schumann, Stephan – Vocations and Learning, 2022
Vocational education and training (VET) programs are typically regarded as the means to enable successful school-to-work transitions. However, high rates of premature contract terminations in VET programs suggest that adolescents face difficulties during this transition. This paper aims to examine the determinants of persistence intention,…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Academic Persistence
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Karlsson, Tobias; Muhrman, Karolina; Nyström, Sofia – Vocations and Learning, 2022
Today's society is characterized by high unemployment, a prevailing trust in and demands for an academic degree, and an emphasis on the individual's own responsibility for their educational choices. This study aims to examine adults' vocational education choices, their intentions in connection with municipal adult education (MAE) studies, and how…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Vocational Education, School Choice, Professional Identity
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Aarkrog, Vibe; Wahlgren, Bjarne – Vocations and Learning, 2022
In a project about dropout among young adults in general adult education and initial vocational education and training (IVET), it was assumed that the ability to make rational decisions has a positive impact on completing an educational programme. A central part of decision-making is the ability for goal orientation, which we have defined as…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Goal Orientation, Adult Education, Vocational Education
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Viktorelius, Martin; Sellberg, Charlott – Vocations and Learning, 2022
This paper explores the role of the lived body in maritime professional training. By focusing on how instructors include students' subjective experiencing bodies as an educational resource and context for directives and demonstrations, the study aims at informing training of professionals for survival in emergency situations onboard ships. Drawing…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Professional Training, Safety, Emergency Programs
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Berg Jansson, Anna; Engström, Åsa – Vocations and Learning, 2022
Adopting a theoretical perspective that acknowledges both formal and informal learning as crucial and emphasises reproductive and developmental learning as complementary, this article analyses and discusses temporary agency nurses' experiences of working and learning, focusing on conditions for workplace learning. This provides opportunities to…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Workplace Learning, Temporary Employment, Barriers
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Quesada-Pallarès, Carla; González-Ortiz-de-Zárate, Aitana; Pineda-Herrero, Pilar; Cascallar, Eduardo – Vocations and Learning, 2022
Understanding vocational learning and transfer is vital to European citizens. We need to understand how transfer works, which factors influence it, and how these factors affect employee behaviour. Research in online training specific to Southern Europe is needed to move the field forward. The Unified Model of Motivation for Training Transfer (MTT)…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Models
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Strikovic, Aldin; Wittmann, Eveline – Vocations and Learning, 2022
The digital transformation leads to changing work contexts and new work objects that give rise to the necessity of collaboration across occupational boundaries. Yet there is a lack of theoretical models of cross-occupational collaboration, particularly with regard to individuals' cross-occupational collaboration competency (COCC). In order to…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Vocational Education, Role Perception, Occupations
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Nykänen, Mikko; Kurki, Anna-Leena; Airila, Auli – Vocations and Learning, 2022
The aim of this mixed-method pilot study was to expand the understanding of potential methods to support collaboration between vocational schools and workplaces and to enhance workplace guidance processes. Specifically, we evaluated whether a Cultural-historical Activity theory-based intervention program could have beneficial effects on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Workplace Learning, Intervention, Vocational Education Teachers
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Rohr-Mentele, Silja; Holtsch, Doreen – Vocations and Learning, 2022
An important prerequisite for meeting professional demands upon completion of an apprenticeship is for apprentices to possess the ability to transfer the professional knowledge and skills they acquire in vocational education and training (VET) to various professional situations. This paper presents the empirical results on knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Transfer of Training, Apprenticeships, Accounting
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Pylväs, Laura; Nokelainen, Petri; Rintala, Heta – Vocations and Learning, 2022
This study's aim is to examine vocational students' perceptions of self-regulated learning in work-based settings regarding Finnish vocational education and training (VET). We examined the participants' self-reported thoughts and experiences of VET learning and vocational development that were reflected against SRL theory. The interview data (N =…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Attitudes, Independent Study, Work Experience Programs
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Schmidt, Laura; García-Almeida, Desiderio J.; Chang, Celine – Vocations and Learning, 2022
Career change of young talent aggravates human resource shortages in various industries and the analysis of vocational commitment during the educational phase becomes paramount. Knowledge transfer modes and dynamics in the education of young professionals can influence their vocation or "calling" in the sector they are specialising for.…
Descriptors: Career Change, Hospitality Occupations, Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships
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Ennerberg, Elin; Economou, Catarina – Vocations and Learning, 2022
Amongst the most significant labour market challenges is the integration of migrants and the opportunities for individual migrants to find employment that match their qualifications. The object of this study is to analyse the formal and informal obstacles migrant teachers face when entering the labour market. These obstacles include the formal…
Descriptors: Migrants, Minority Group Teachers, Labor Market, Reentry Workers
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