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Ley, Tobias; Maier, Ronald; Thalmann, Stefan; Waizenegger, Lena; Pata, Kai; Ruiz-Calleja, Adolfo – Vocations and Learning, 2020
When organizations create new knowledge and work practices as a reaction to challenges they face, they often have difficulty to adopt these new practices "on the ground". One of the reasons is that in these cases, individual informal learning and collective knowledge creation are often insufficiently connected. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Models, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Knowledge Level, Workplace Learning
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Jossberger, Helen; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; van de Wiel, Margje W. J.; Boshuizen, Henny P. A. – Vocations and Learning, 2020
The aim of the present empirical study was to explore students' self-regulated learning behaviours in vocational education and training and to describe the micro processes associated with planning, monitoring and evaluating during practical learning tasks. The 18 participants were well-performing students from upper secondary vocational education.…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Vocational Education, Secondary School Students, Student Behavior
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Yuan, Bei; Wang, Minhong; van Merriënboer, Jeroen; Tao, Xu; Kushniruk, Andre; Peng, Jun – Vocations and Learning, 2020
Reflection plays an important role in medical students' ability to develop diagnostic competence through practice with clinical cases. However, it is not easy for students to develop expert-like performance through self-reflection alone; conversely, seeking feedback from experts constantly in practice is impractical. This study investigates the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Feedback (Response), Computer Assisted Instruction, Clinical Diagnosis
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Forster-Heinzer, Sarah – Vocations and Learning, 2020
The aim of this paper is to clarify the relationship between the pedagogical ethos of vocational in-company trainers as perceived by apprentices and the apprentices' identification with their vocation and their company from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view. It is argued that the trainers' pedagogical ethos is a relational…
Descriptors: Trainers, Apprenticeships, Professional Identity, Identification (Psychology)
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Rintala, Heta; Nokelainen, Petri – Vocations and Learning, 2020
There has been a growing emphasis on providing students in vocational education and training (VET) with workplace experiences. School-based VET and apprenticeship training have been parallel routes in the Finnish VET system, but relatively little is known of their characteristics regarding students' experiences. This study addresses this research…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Experience, Workplace Learning, Apprenticeships
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Lemmetty, Soila; Collin, Kaija – Vocations and Learning, 2020
Changing technologies and competition in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) are challenging the learning of individual workers and teams alongside and through work. Organisations call for employees' autonomy and self-directedness executed by agile operations and low hierarchies, where learning is also increasingly the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Workplace Learning, Information Technology, Communications
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Hodge, Steven; Mavin, Tim; Kearns, Suzanne – Vocations and Learning, 2020
A distinctive feature of contemporary professional, vocational and continuing education is the prevalence of the 'competency' approach. So-called competency-based education or training (CBE/T) can be adopted as a basis for programs of learning, frameworks for development within occupations, or for national systems of vocational education. Its…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Competency Based Education, Vocational Education, Continuing Education
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Hökkä, Päivi; Vähäsantanen, Katja; Paloniemi, Susanna – Vocations and Learning, 2020
The research elaborating emotions in organizational settings has increased considerably in recent years. However, we lack a comprehensive understanding of the role of emotions in learning at work. This review aimed to elaborate how emotions and learning are understood in the field of workplace studies, and how emotions and learning at work are…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Workplace Learning, Emotional Response, Correlation
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Bonnes, Caroline; Hochholdinger, Sabine – Vocations and Learning, 2020
Teaching approaches have been shown to be an important aspect of teaching in school or higher education. Although differing approaches to teaching may play a role in the outcome of professional trainings, they have not yet been further studied in this context. It is first necessary to determine whether the existing approaches to teaching construct…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Education, Higher Education, Transfer of Training
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Wallin, Anna; Pylväs, Laura; Nokelainen, Petri – Vocations and Learning, 2020
In this article, we explore workers' stories about digitalization of work and professional development. The data (101 stories) were collected from 81 Finnish government workers through the method of empathy-based stories (MEBS). MEBS is a qualitative data collection method in which participants write short imaginary texts based on an introductory…
Descriptors: Government Employees, Employee Attitudes, Work Attitudes, Automation
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Kirchknopf, Sebastian – Vocations and Learning, 2020
The construct of career adaptability has recently gained importance in research on vocational development and has led to a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches. Alongside with vocational identity it has been theorised as the crucial meta-competency of modern career construction. Due to its roots in adolescent career development, career…
Descriptors: Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Interests, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships
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Bontemps-Hommen, Marij C. M. M. L.; Baart, Andries J.; Vosman, Frans J. H. – Vocations and Learning, 2020
This article aims at investigating whether physicians can acquire and develop practical wisdom in their practices through structural case discussions focused on learning. Our starting point is that practical wisdom is essential to realize the moral purpose of professional care: to help each individual patient to alleviate her suffering and to…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Workplace Learning, Physicians, Hospitals
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Sellberg, Charlott; Wiig, Astrid Camilla – Vocations and Learning, 2020
This study examines storytelling episodes in 13 video-recorded and fully transcribed post-simulation debriefings from a maritime navigation course. The aim is to scrutinize the facilitators' practice of telling stories from the sea during debriefings, to explore the organization and inner function of storytelling in debriefing. A combination of…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Story Telling, Navigation, Simulation
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Duemmler, Kerstin; Caprani, Isabelle; Felder, Alexandra – Vocations and Learning, 2020
Occupational prestige, the hierarchical perception of occupations, is a neglected issue in studies on vocational education and training, although the attractiveness of apprenticeship programs is strongly affected by their prestige. Based on a qualitative study, this article examines the identity strategies of apprentices whose training programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reputation, Masonry, Automation
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Mbagwu, Felicia O.; Chukwuedo, Samson Onyeluka; Ogbuanya, Theresa Chinyere – Vocations and Learning, 2020
Learning is not static but dynamic and it is not restricted to an externally imposed direction of learning. Thus, helping an individual to actualize self-direction in learning is a potential model for enhancing information literacy skills and learning outcomes. This study, therefore, employed the theoretical framework of self-directed learning…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education, Undergraduate Students, Job Skills
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