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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Vocations and Learning, 2017
Over 25 years ago, Brown and Duguid ("Organisation Science," 2(1), 40-57, 1991) highlighted the differences between the way organisations formally describe and delineate jobs and the actual practices of their employees. This paper combines ideas from their seminal contribution with theories of "job crafting" and identity to…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Hospitals, Health Personnel, Professional Identity
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Tourmen, Claire; Holgado, Otilia; Métral, Jean-françois; Mayen, Patrick; Olry, Paul – Vocations and Learning, 2017
Different theories of learning have been used in vocational education studies and Piaget is a common source of reference. Our intent is to present a specific and original way in which the Piagetian theory of "schèmes" has been developed since the 1990s in studies called "vocational didactics." Developed in French-speaking…
Descriptors: Piagetian Theory, Vocational Education, Learning Theories, Adult Learning
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Renta Davids, Ana Inés; Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijbels, David; Fandos Garrido, Manel – Vocations and Learning, 2017
The aim of this study was to investigate the transfer of learning of professional competences from vocational colleges to the workplace context in vocational education. Concretely, the study examined the relations between the professional competences learned at school and the use and further development of those competences at the workplace during…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Competence
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2017
Humans are proposed to have evolved to learn through observation, imitation and practice or mimesis. In this article, the contribution of imitation, as an important but poorly understood aspect of mimetic learning, is advocated to create affordances for dyadic learning. However, learning through imitation is often perceived with negative…
Descriptors: Imitation, Apprenticeships, Learning Processes, Skill Development
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Heikkinen, Hannu L. T.; de Jong, Frank P. C. M.; Vanderlinde, Ruben – Vocations and Learning, 2016
This special issue recognizes EAPRIL as being a platform for practitioner and practice-based research and by organizing the 10th annual conference for practitioner research on improving learning in education and professional practice. Papers in this conference and in this special issue are rooted in practice-based research or practitioner…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Educational Improvement, Conference Papers, Vocational Education
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Weinberger, Alfred; Patry, Jean-Luc; Weyringer, Sieglinde – Vocations and Learning, 2016
Evidence suggests that in the professional education of teachers the moral goals are currently a neglected topic in favor of the subject matter and knowledge. The constructivist instructional approach VaKE (Values "and" Knowledge Education) addresses this problem by combining the moral and epistemic goals through the discussion of moral…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Values Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Constructivism (Learning)
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Willemse, T. Martijn; Boei, Fer; Pillen, Marieke – Vocations and Learning, 2016
Practice-based research and supervising students' research has become an important task for higher vocational institutes, including the teacher education departments. However, conducting practice-based research is not always common practice for a great number of teacher educators. Therefore, professional development activities are undertaken to…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Inquiry
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Tack, Hanne; Vanderlinde, Ruben – Vocations and Learning, 2016
This study reports on the development of a self-reported measurement instrument--The Teacher Educators' Researcherly Disposition Scale (TERDS)--to improve understanding of teacher educators' researcherly disposition. Teacher educators' researcherly disposition refers to the habit of mind to engage with research--both as consumers and producers--to…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Researchers, Personality Traits, Teacher Characteristics
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Zitter, Ilya; Hoeve, Aimée; de Bruijn, Elly – Vocations and Learning, 2016
This article proposes a model for the design of a hybrid VET curriculum across the school-work boundary. VET-curricula are designed on the basis of two main types of learning arrangements, namely, the plan for learning in school and for learning at the workplace. A challenge for curriculum development is creating consistency between different…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Vocational Education, Blended Learning, Curriculum Development
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Hytönen, Kaisa; Palonen, Tuire; Lehtinen, Erno; Hakkarainen, Kai – Vocations and Learning, 2016
This article examines a new training design for continuing professional development that aims to support the learning of the novel knowledge and skills needed in emerging professional fields by interconnecting academic and workplace settings. The training design is based on using two advisors, one from working life and the other from an academic…
Descriptors: Training Methods, Instructional Design, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development
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Damsa, Crina I.; Nerland, Monika – Vocations and Learning, 2016
The two case studies reported in this article contribute to a better understanding of how inquiry tasks and activities are employed as resourceful means for learning in higher professional education. An observation-based approach was used to explore characteristics of and challenges in students' participation in collaborative inquiry activities in…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Learning Activities, Case Studies
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Heinrichs, Karin – Vocations and Learning, 2016
Entrepreneurship education is a growing field of research within vocational education. During the last decade, an increasing number of empirical studies have been conducted on the impact of entrepreneurship education courses (EECs). Yet studies on entrepreneurship education still lack evidence on how to prepare entrepreneurs to handle dynamism and…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Curriculum Design, Course Evaluation, Entrepreneurship
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Gåfvels, Camilla – Vocations and Learning, 2016
This article focuses on assessment actions in floristry education, addressing how interaction with flowers influences and mediates vocational knowing. Using video recordings from floristry education for adults, the article explores the interaction between teacher and student when assessing on-going work and performance as a way to frame the…
Descriptors: Design, Plants (Botany), Aesthetics, Vocational Education
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Heusdens, W. T.; Bakker, A.; Baartman, L. K. J.; De Bruijn, E. – Vocations and Learning, 2016
The nature of knowledge in vocational education is often described in dichotomies such as theory versus practice or general versus specific. Although different scholars now acknowledge that vocational knowledge is more than putting bits of theoretical and practical knowledge together, it is still unclear how vocational knowledge should be…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Cooking Instruction, Educational Theories, Cognitive Processes
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Rooney, Donna; Manidis, Marie; Scheeres, Hermine – Vocations and Learning, 2016
This empirically driven paper is about workplace learning with specific focus on the "work" of "consuming practices." By "consuming" we refer to the eating, and the drinking, and (at times) to the smoking that workers, in most organisations, do on a daily basis. Indeed, it is the quotidian nature of consuming, coupled…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Eating Habits, Drinking, Smoking
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