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Stefanie Findeisen; Lukas Ramseier; Markus P. Neuenschwander – Vocations and Learning, 2024
In Switzerland, access to non-academic occupations requires the completion of a vocational education and training (VET) program. Over two-thirds of adolescents choose to start a dual VET program after compulsory education. However, this path from school to work is not always linear, and changes can be a means of adjusting wrong career choices. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Dual Enrollment, Education Work Relationship
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Stephen Billett; Ashlea Troth; Hongmin Yan – Vocations and Learning, 2024
Elaborating the relations amongst workers' learning, innovations and well-being is essential for achieving two important and dual goals in contemporary work life. The first is individuals' ongoing learning that underpins their employability and can respond to new challenges and emerging occupational and workplace requirements. The second comprises…
Descriptors: Labor Education, Well Being, Innovation, Adult Learning
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Ola Lindberg; Oscar Rantatalo; Ulrika Haake – Vocations and Learning, 2024
This article aims to contribute to the theorization of power in workplace learning. We examined the ways in which civilian investigators participate in criminal investigation practice, and how these modes related to the social ordering in the police organization. Civilians, mostly women and well educated, are being hired in large numbers to help…
Descriptors: Crime, Workplace Learning, Participation, Police
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Alison Taylor; Catalina Bobadilla Sandoval – Vocations and Learning, 2024
Balancing part-time work and studies has become commonplace for university students in Canada and other countries where the costs of education have risen over time. While there is a substantial literature on the impacts of term-time work on studies, little has been written about campus employment programs, which are becoming more commonplace in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Employment, College Students, Part Time Employment
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Riikka Eronen; Laura Helle; Tuire Palonen; Henny P. A. Boshuizen – Vocations and Learning, 2024
When teaching infection prevention and control (IPC), nursing education tends to focus on skills and fostering good practice rather than challenging students' thinking. Therefore, students' misconceptions about IPC receive less attention than they deserve. The purpose of the study was to make an inventory of student nurses' misconceptions about…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Prevention
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Terhi S. Nissinen; Katja Upadyaya; Heidi Lammassaari; Kirsti Lonka – Vocations and Learning, 2024
The present study identifies job crafting profiles of public sector employees and how they differ in terms of employees' work engagement, workaholism, and approach to learning. Participants represent various occupations from educational field (e.g., teachers), technical field (e.g., ICT-experts), and administrative field (e.g., customer servants).…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Employees, Learning Processes, Technical Occupations
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Marlies E. De Vos; Liesbeth K. J. Baartman; Cees P. M. Van der Vleuten; Elly De Bruijn – Vocations and Learning, 2024
One aim of vocational education is educating students for occupations by fostering the development of students' capacities to become successful practitioners. During their education students are usually afforded work experience. When this is the case, students learn both at school and at the workplace. Learning at the workplace requires…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Capacity Building
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Christopher Sadorge; Monika Nerland; Åsa Mäkitalo – Vocations and Learning, 2024
Professional learning at work is related to the opportunities to participate in explorative and constructive practices. Co-designing tools and technologies to support work offers such opportunities, which need to be better understood in the field of professional and vocational learning. As digitalisation initiatives become more ambitious and aim…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Patients
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Lin, Chieh-Peng; Chiang, Pin-Hsuan – Vocations and Learning, 2023
Drawing upon the social network theory and social cognitive theory, this research proposes a model that assesses team performance from the mediating aspect of knowledge application, which represents a team's learning process whereby an effective retrieval mechanism enables the team to access knowledge. In the model, team performance relates to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Cognition, Models, Learning Processes
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Hiim, Hilde – Vocations and Learning, 2023
Collaboration between schools and enterprises in vocational education and training (VET) is a challenge in many countries, Norway included. There is a tendency to organise VET in separate theoretical and practical learning arenas that lack mutual coherence. This article presents the findings of a four-year action research study in which 30…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Education
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Froehlich, Dominik E.; Raemdonck, Isabel; Beausaert, Simon – Vocations and Learning, 2023
Two important and current trends in the domain of work are the aging workforce and the high and increasing requirement for work-related learning due to the rate of technological advancement and innovation. Together, they create a precarious situation, as many theories suggest a decline in motivation to learn as people age. This study investigates…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Labor Force
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Schneider, Sebastian; Wessels, Antje; Pilz, Matthias – Vocations and Learning, 2023
In India, the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) are a vital part the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. Previous research reveals that in addition to some other problems, it is the strongly theory-based training that impedes the transition of VET graduates into the labour market, and leads to a lack of work-readiness in young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Industrial Training
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Ahn, Song-ee; Nyström, Sofia – Vocations and Learning, 2023
It is argued that the use of high-fidelity simulators is educationally effective, since students are able to work more independently and can better control their learning. Therefore, simulations can be used as a teaching method to facilitate and ease teachers' work situations. This raises questions as to whether teachers' professional bodies are a…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Paul, Enni – Vocations and Learning, 2023
At some upper secondary schools in Sweden, newly arrived migrant youths can attend vocational courses while studying in the language introduction programme. The teaching practices in relation to language learning for newly arrived migrant students in this kind of school-based VET and how these practices are conditioned are investigated in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Migrants, Vocational Education
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Hökkä, Päivi; Vähäsantanen, Katja; Ikävalko, Heini – Vocations and Learning, 2023
The concept of agency has recently emerged as a fruitful construct in understanding organizational practices and development. However, agency has tended so far to be seen as a rational and goal-oriented phenomenon, with little attention paid to the role of emotions within it. There is thus a need for theoretical discussion on both agency and…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Emotional Response, Emotional Experience, Work Environment
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