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Adams, Tracey; Sawchuk, Peter H. – Vocations and Learning, 2021
An extensive body of workplace learning literature documents the changing nature of professional learning, knowledge and work, but the tensions between the distinctive purposes and interests of professions and organizations have not received the same level of attention. The sociology of professions literature in contrast has paid an enormous…
Descriptors: Engineering, Technical Occupations, Nurses, Workplace Learning
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Jüttler, Andreas; Schumann, Stephan; Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Hofmann, Jan – Vocations and Learning, 2021
Many educational systems are characterized by segregation between a general and vocational educational track. When adolescents must decide on their postcompulsory education at the end of lower secondary school, the different programs are typically embedded in one of these two main tracks. Prior career choice theories postulate that vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
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Schmid, Evi; Scharnhorst, Ursula; Kammermann, Marlise – Vocations and Learning, 2021
Over the last 15 years, different countries have developed low-level vocational education and training (VET) programmes for young people who struggle to enter or complete education at upper secondary level. Switzerland introduced nationally standardised two-year initial VET programmes in 2005, Norway in 2016. Data of interviews with curriculum…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Program Development
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Pilz, Matthias; Wiemann, Kristina – Vocations and Learning, 2021
The transfer of dual training from Germany to other countries is widely debated. However, there is little, if any, academic research in this area. The present study addresses this research deficit and examines the training activities of German companies in China, India and Mexico. Data was collected in 86 manufacturing companies of differing sizes…
Descriptors: Models, Industrial Training, Training Methods, Transfer of Training
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Dean, Bonnie Amelia; Sykes, Christopher – Vocations and Learning, 2021
Examining learning in work-integrated learning (WIL) courses is complex. WIL traverses work and university spaces, which can be challenging for the way student learning is conceived, planned, supported, assessed and reported. This study strengthens our understanding of how students learn on placement by going directly to the source and observing…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, College Students, Job Skills, Student Placement
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Böhn, Svenja; Deutscher, Viola Katharina – Vocations and Learning, 2021
Despite the importance of dual VET for economic growth and stability, internationally, systems struggle with quality assurance and quality improvement. In recent years, numerous research efforts have been made to identify and describe quality aspects in dual VET, especially with regard to in-company training conditions as perceived by apprentices.…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Vocational Education
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Xing, Xue; Gordon, Howard R. D. – Vocations and Learning, 2021
Although prior studies have examined the influence of career and technical education (CTE) on high school completion in the United States, few studies provided direct empirical evidence on how it worked. Using the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:2009), this study examined public high school students' CTE experience from three integral…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Graduation, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Dubeau, Annie; Plante, Isabelle; Jutras-Dupont, Camille; Samson, Ghislain; Frenay, Mariane – Vocations and Learning, 2021
In developed countries, obtaining a job qualification is a requirement for securing worthwhile employment. Given, it leads to better social and economic conditions during the entire working life. One relevant avenue to facilitate access to a job qualification, especially for students who have school concerns, is to encourage students to take…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Vocational Education, Technical Education
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Hellne-Halvorsen, Ellen Beate; Lahn, Leif Christian; Nore, Haege – Vocations and Learning, 2021
This article analyzes the writing competence of Norwegian students and apprentices in three professions: Healthcare, industrial mechanics and electricians. The research forms part of a large-scale assessment project in vocational education and training (VET). A subset of 108 written test-answers were subjected to an explorative analysis focusing…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Competence, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education
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Vrieling-Teunter, Emmy; Stijnen, Sjef; Bastiaens, Theo – Vocations and Learning, 2021
This quasi-experimental study of self-regulated learning (SRL) in the context of primary teacher education emerged from the importance attributed to SRL for developing student teachers' active and conscious learning. Contrary to earlier studies that focused on SRL within the initial teacher training, in this study we sought for the impact of…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Learning Strategies, Self Management, Workplace Learning
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Cattaneo, Alberto A. P.; Motta, Elisa – Vocations and Learning, 2021
Reflection is essential for professional competence development in every profession. Reflection-"on"-action (taking place a posteriori, when the task is already accomplished) and reflection-"in"-action (occurring while performing the task) are equally important to increasing one's professionalism. Some evidence supports the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Food Service
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Wastesson, Karin; Eriksson, Anna Fogelberg; Nilsson, Peter; Gustavsson, Maria – Vocations and Learning, 2021
The purpose of this article is to explore first-line managers' experiences of workplace learning in elderly care, with a particular focus on the conditions for learning when entering a new workplace as the new manager. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 35 first-line managers from three organisations in Sweden. Four learning conditions…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Administrators, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment
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Decius, Julian; Schaper, Niclas; Seifert, Andreas – Vocations and Learning, 2021
We investigated informal workplace learning (IWL) within an under-researched target group: blue-collar workers. IWL is particularly important for these workers because of learning barriers to participation in formal training. Based on meta-analytical conceptualizations and findings, we developed a conceptual framework of antecedents, processes,…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Workplace Learning, Blue Collar Occupations, Small Businesses
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Sjöberg, David; Holmgren, Robert – Vocations and Learning, 2021
In the literature, informal learning is considered to be of great importance to employees' development of workplace learning. The aim of this study, which involves respondents from a Swedish police education unit, was to contribute knowledge about Swedish police education teachers' informal learning as regards conditions for learning, learning…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Police Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education
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Ye, Rebecca – Vocations and Learning, 2021
This paper addresses the question of how higher vocational education and training programmes socialise participants for future work, where the occupational pathways they are to embark on are weakly defined. The analysis focuses on organisational rituals as a means to understand individual and collective transformative processes taking place at a…
Descriptors: Socialization, Technical Education, Higher Education, College Students
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