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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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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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Ümarik, Meril; Aavik, Kadri – Vocations and Learning, 2020
In this paper we aim to understand how the discourse of VET stakeholders (educational administrators, school leaders and vocational teachers) reproduces and/or contests gender-typical occupational practices in VET. Drawing from interviews with VET stakeholders in Estonia, we found that, as a rule, teachers and heads of schools have noticed gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Stakeholders, Educational Practices
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Esmond, Bill – Vocations and Learning, 2020
TVET educator roles and identities vary internationally, and are subject to repositioning, for example as the relative significance of institutions and the workplace change within national systems. In English apprenticeships, a key position has long been occupied by competence assessors, whose non-teaching role has related uneasily to those of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Adult Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Cangialosi, Nicola; Odoardi, Carlo; Battistelli, Adalgisa – Vocations and Learning, 2020
This study aims to explore the relationship between learning climate, in the dimensions of learning facilitation and error avoidance, learning potential of the workplace (task-related and interactional) and innovative work behavior. Survey data were collected from a sample of 374 employees and their supervisors from an automatic food distribution…
Descriptors: Correlation, Innovation, Employee Attitudes, Food Service
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Arts, Margit; Bronkhorst, Larike H. – Vocations and Learning, 2020
As learning societies necessitate continuous education, a growing number of part-time programs are being offered. A key challenge for part-time programs is adequately supporting students in connecting their learning within the program to their work life, which in contrast to dual education is not part of the program. To better understand such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Professional Education, Part Time Students
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Lambriex-Schmitz, Peggy; Van der Klink, Marcel R.; Beausaert, Simon; Bijker, Monique; Segers, Mien – Vocations and Learning, 2020
Our study aims to develop and validate a multidimensional Innovative Work Behaviour instrument to measure teachers IWB. Current IWB conceptualizations and operationalizations need further attention. Existing measurements miss empirical evidence of the construct validity and moreover do not include a sustainability dimension. Based on a thorough…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, Work Environment
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Sarastuen, Nora Kolkin – Vocations and Learning, 2020
The transition from occupational practitioner to vocational educator means moving from the logic of production to the logic of teaching; the purpose of knowledge changes from enhancing production to enhancing learning. This process touches issues of transmitting vocational knowledge from a workplace context to a school context; it has been…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Vocational Education Teachers, Professional Identity, Vocational Adjustment
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de Grip, Andries; Pleijers, Astrid – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Although workshop attendance appears to be as high as participation in training, this paper is the first study in the educational science, human resource management and labour economics literature that explores the drivers of workshop attendance among the working population. In our analysis of the Dutch Adult Education Survey, we find that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Training, Professional Development
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Cano-Escoriaza, Jacobo; Hernández, Santos Orejudo; Pascual, Alejandra Cortés – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Work values are key elements in the competence training of university students, but little is known about the evolution of these values throughout university education. In this study, 362 Spanish university students were followed throughout the four years of their degree programmes. All of them completed a Work Values Scale that includes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Social Values, Work Ethic
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Christidis, Maria; Lindberg, Viveca – Vocations and Learning, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore what subject-integrated teaching of vocational subjects, ethics and health care, contributed with in terms of vocational knowing. The case study was ethnographically inspired and followed a group of students (16 +) and their teachers in a Swedish Health and Social Care Program while they worked with a theme…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Ethics, Vocational Education, Integrated Activities
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Jackson, Denise; Fleming, Jenny; Rowe, Anna – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Increasingly, contemporary work means graduates will operate in multiple workplace settings during their careers, catalysing the need for successful transfer of capabilities across diverse contexts. The transfer of skills and knowledge, however, is a complex area of learning theory which is often assumed and lacks empirical analysis. Facilitating…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Work Experience Programs, Workplace Learning
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Jansen, Anika; Pineda-Herrero, Pilar – Vocations and Learning, 2019
This article analyzes the motives for firms providing apprenticeship training in Catalonia and the reasons why other firms do not provide such training. In light of the recent introduction of dual apprenticeships in the formal education system in Spain, a country with a traditionally school-based vocational education and training (VET) system,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Employer Attitudes
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Lee, Jae Young; Yoo, Sangok; Lee, Yunsoo; Park, Sunyoung; Yoon, Seung Won – Vocations and Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of individual and organisational factors on knowledge workers' perceptions of the effectiveness of informal learning. Because most studies on informal learning have been conducted at the individual level, studies empirically examining the influence of individual and organisational factors…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Workplace Learning, Informal Education, Outcomes of Education
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Alles, Martina; Apel, Jennifer; Seidel, Tina; Stürmer, Kathleen – Vocations and Learning, 2019
There is a common understanding that becoming a teacher needs to be a continuous and coherent process of educational and professional development across all teacher education phases. This study focuses on the professional preparation of candidate teachers when entering the induction phase. It provides an opportunity to reconstruct their transition…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Orientation, Faculty Development
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