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Public access from Mar 1, 2023
Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Dénouements possibles de l’expérience d’impasse : pistes de compréhension et perspectives développementales : Orientation scolaire et professionnelle

Salini, Deli ; Poizat, Germain

This paper explores the experience of impasse within an activity analysis perspective and proposes ways to overcome it in adult counseling and support. Based on two studies on counseling covering advice and art-mediated educational practices, the experience of impasse is conceptualized as a semiotic folding down in the dynamics of meaning. Emerging during unexpected events, this experience is...

Public access from Sep 10, 2022
Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Creating Apprenticeships in Switzerland: the case of the cableway mechanics

Strebel, Alexandra

In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training

Collective skill formation systems thrive if employers’ skill needs are reflected in apprenticeship training programmes and firms offer apprenticeship positions. Occupation-level adaptation processes underpin these systems, which offer upper- secondary level vocational education leading to hundreds of occupations. Yet, it is considered challenging to introduce new apprenticeships in sectors...

Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Predicting polytomous career choices in healthcare using probabilistic expectations data

Schweri, Jürg

This paper compares the career expectations and outcomes of Swiss healthcare assistants, an occupation created to increase the supply of new nurses. We investigate whether healthcare assistants can predict their own professional careers two years ahead by eliciting their expectations for a range of career alternatives, including nursing and other studies. Polytomous choice situations have...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The antibody response to Plasmodium falciparum : cues for vaccine design and the discovery of receptor-based antibodies

Tan, Joshua ; Piccoli, Luca ; Lanzavecchia, Antonio

In: Annual Review of Immunology

P. falciparum remains a serious public health problem and a continuous challenge for the immune system due to the complexity and diversity of the pathogen. Recent advances from several laboratories in the characterization of the antibody response to the parasite have led to the identification of critical targets for protection and revealed a new mechanism of diversification based on the...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Fighting the spread of Covid-19 : was the Swiss lockdown worth it?

Gatti, Nicolò ; Retali, Beatrice

The implementation of a lockdown to control the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a strong debate in several countries. This makes it crucial to shed light on the actual benefits of such kind of policy. To this purpose, we focus on the Swiss lockdown during the first wave of Covid-19 infections and estimate the number of potentially saved lives. To predict the number of deaths in absence of any...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Robots and nonparticipation in the US : where have all the workers gone?

Lerch, Benjamin

I analyze the impact of one of the leading automation technologies of the last decades – industrial robots – on the declining labor force participation in the US. Exploiting exogenous variation in the adoption of robots across local labor markets and over time, I find that, on average, one additional robot drives two workers out of the labor force. The massive increase in robot adoption...