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Froehlich, Dominik E.; Beausaert, Simon A. J.; Segers, Mien S. R. – Vocations and Learning, 2015
Employees in countries with advanced industrial economies need to continuously develop their competences to sustain their employability--that is, to have a set of competences that enables them to maintain or find an adequate job. But how should efforts to enhance employability progress in the context of the demographic shift? Previous research…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Competence, Employees, Employee Attitudes
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Walter, Marcel; Mueller, Normann – Vocations and Learning, 2015
In this paper, we explicate individual training decisions. For this purpose, we propose a framework based on instrumentality theory, a psychological theory of motivation that has frequently been applied to individual occupational behavior. To test this framework, we employ novel German individual data and estimate the effect of subjective expected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Decision Making
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Tyson, Ruhi – Vocations and Learning, 2014
In the present article I will be discussing the importance attributed to aesthetic experiences in the vocational education of bookbinding master Wolfgang B. using the philosophy of Friedrich Schiller both to understand what constitutes these processes and to examine Schiller's thoughts in the light of his recollections. By doing this I hope…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Aesthetics, Skilled Workers, Books
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Chan, Selena – Vocations and Learning, 2014
The term craftsmanship is associated with pre-industrial craft work with inferences to skilled artisanal manufacture of bespoke products. Apprenticeship learning is often perceived to be synonymous with learning craftsmanship. How then is the trait of craftsmanship through attainment of specific artisanal approaches conveyed and learnt through…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Skilled Workers, Professional Identity
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Vaughan, Karen; Kear, Andrew; MacKenzie, Heath – Vocations and Learning, 2014
This article examines a critical incident during research investigating a new assessment system for on-job learning in carpentry. The system was designed to establish clear relationships between supportive learning environments and purposeful, professional assessment of learners' progress through "naturally occurring evidence" on…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Evaluation, Skilled Workers, Woodworking
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Kyndt, Eva; Janssens, Ine; Coertjens, Liesje; Gijbels, David; Donche, Vincent; Van Petegem, Peter – Vocations and Learning, 2014
The current study reports on the process of developing a self-assessment instrument for vocational education students' generic working life competencies. The instrument was developed based on a competence framework and in close collaboration with several vocational education teachers and intermediary organisations offering various human…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Competence, Questionnaires
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Ritzmann, Sandrina; Hagemann, Vera; Kluge, Annette – Vocations and Learning, 2014
Training evaluation in research and organisational contexts is vital to ensure informed decisions regarding the value of training. The present study describes the development of a valid and reliable training evaluation inventory (TEI), as it does not exist so far. The objectives were a) to construct an instrument that is theoretically and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Training, Evaluation, Instructional Design
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Smith, Raymond – Vocations and Learning, 2014
The concept of "negotiation" is often used to describe and explain the interactive nature of vocational learning. Such learning is accomplished as workers engage in the joint activities that comprise their occupational practice. In doing so they interact with the material and cultural resources that enable their work to produce and…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Ethnography, Employees, Activities
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Vanthournout, Gert; Noyens, Dorien; Gijbels, David; Van den Bossche, Piet – Vocations and Learning, 2014
Workplace learning is becoming a central tenet for a large proportion of today's employees. This seems especially true for so-called knowledge workers. Today, it remains unclear how differences in the quality of workplace learning are affected by differences in perception of the workplace environment and the motivation of knowledge workers to…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Work Environment, Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies
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Veestraeten, Marlies; Kyndt, Eva; Dochy, Filip – Vocations and Learning, 2014
As teams have become fundamental parts of today's organisations, the need for these teams to function and learn efficiently and effectively is widely emphasised. Also in military contexts team learning is vital. The current article examines team learning behaviour in military teams as it aims to cross-validate a team learning model that was…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Cooperative Learning, Armed Forces, Path Analysis
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Mauroux, Laetitia; Könings, Karen D.; Zufferey, Jessica Dehler; Gurtner, Jean-Luc – Vocations and Learning, 2014
While learning journals (LJs) have been shown to support self-regulated learning strategies, reflection and learning outcomes in academic contexts, few studies have investigated their relevance in vocational education. A mobile and online learning journal (MOLJ) was developed to support reflection on workplace experiences. However, acceptance of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Electronic Learning, Journal Writing, Reflection
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Sappa, Viviana; Aprea, Carmela – Vocations and Learning, 2014
The integration of learning across different learning sites is an important and challenging task for each vocational education and training system. Although various integrative teaching and learning models have been developed and many reforms have been undertaken, their implementation is complicated by several factors. In particular, individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Apprenticeships
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Endedijk, Maaike D.; Bronkhorst, Larike H. – Vocations and Learning, 2014
Many professional educational programs combine learning at an educational institute with learning in the workplace. The differences between these contexts, and the resulting challenges for learning, have been well-documented. However, there are few studies that explore the same students' learning in both contexts, and even fewer that compare that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Workplace Learning, Professional Education
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van der Sluis, Margriet E.; Reezigt, Gerry J.; Borghans, Lex – Vocations and Learning, 2014
It is well-known that the quality of vocational education and training (VET) depends on how well a given programme aligns with the values and interests of its stakeholders, but it is less well-known what these values and interests are and to what extent they are shared across different groups of stakeholders. We use vignettes to quantify the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Quality, Values
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van Daal, Tine; Donche, Vincent; De Maeyer, Sven – Vocations and Learning, 2014
This study examines the influence of personality traits, goal orientation and self-efficacy on high school teachers' participation in learning activities in the workplace (i.e. experimentation, informal interaction with colleagues, self-regulation and avoidance behaviour). A convenience sample of 95 teachers from six high schools in Flanders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality, Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy
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