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Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Person-centred Approach to Assess Quality Perceptions of Role Stress in Dual Initial Vocational Education and Training Apprentices

Wenger, Matilde ; Sauli, Florinda ; Berger, Jean-Louis

In: Pathways in Vocational Education and Training and Lifelong Learning. Proceedings of the 4th Crossing Boundaries Conference in Vocational Education and Training, Muttenz and Bern online, 8. –9. April, 2021, p. 358-363

In the Swiss dual initial vocational education and training (IVET) system, quality plays an important role. Among the quality characteristics are perceived role stress, which can differ depending on school and professional apprentices’ experiences. The aim of this contribution is to highlight different dual apprentices’ profiles based on their perceptions of role stress as a...

Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Pre-Apprenticeship for Refugees in Switzerland

Stalder, Barbara E. ; Kammermann, Marlise ; Lehmann, Sabine ; Schönbächler, Marie-Theres

In: Pathways in Vocational Education and Training and Lifelong Learning. Proceedings of the 4th Crossing Boundaries Conference in Vocational Education and Training, Muttenz and Bern online, 8. –9. April, 2021, p. 332-337

This paper explores a new pre-vocational programme (Integrationsvorlehre, INVOL) that aims to prepare refugees and temporarily admitted persons aged 16 to 35 for an apprenticeship. Using a sample of 552 INVOL-participants, it was tested whether situational (workplace and school characteristics) and individual resources (language proficiency at the beginning of the INVOL, self-efficacy, and...

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Quality of Initial Vocational Education and Training: Perceptions of Disenchanted, Enthusiastic, Moderate and Fluctuating Apprentices

Sauli, Florinda ; Wenger, Matilde ; Berger, Jean-Louis

In: Pathways in Vocational Education and Training and Lifelong Learning. Proceedings of the 4th Crossing Boundaries Conference in Vocational Education and Training, Muttenz and Bern online, 8. –9. April, 2021, p. 314-320

This paper studies apprentices’ perceptions of initial vocational education and training quality at school and at the training company. Are there any patterns in the way apprentices capture IVET quality? Are there differences regarding perceptions of IVET quality at school or at the training company? By using data from a survey of 333 apprentices in the retail and commercial employees’...

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Individualizing Workplace Learning With Digital Technologies : New Learning Cultures in Swiss Apprenticeship Training

Keller, Anna ; Barabasch, Antje

In: Pathways in Vocational Education and Training and Lifelong Learning. Proceedings of the 4th Crossing Boundaries Conference in Vocational Education and Training, Muttenz and Bern online, 8. –9. April, 2021, p. 190-193

Digital technology integration or adoption has become crucial not only for communication, administration and management, but it is also a meaningful asset to support learning and teaching in VET. Modern learning cultures take approaches to successfully integrating technologies in their internal processes, and in this way support autonomy and flexibility in work and learning, lifelong learning...

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Supporting Apprentices' Autonomy in Vocational Training – Insights into the Practices at the Swiss Post

Barabasch, Antje ; Briante, Fabio

In: Pathways in Vocational Education and Training and Lifelong Learning. Proceedings of the 4th Crossing Boundaries Conference in Vocational Education and Training, Muttenz and Bern online, 8. –9. April, 2021, p. 73-76

The notion of autonomy is increasingly emphasized in VET. In this paper, we address how companies and vocational trainers can respond appropriately to this vital, basic psychological need. Based on examples from a qualitative study conducted at the Swiss Post we discuss measures meant to support autonomy in apprentices. We clarify the notion of autonomy and its crucial connection to human...

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Transition Into Tertiary Education After VET and the Role of the Work Area – a Longitudinal Study on Gender Segregation in the Field of Social Care

Aeschlimann, Belinda ; Neumann, Jörg ; Trede, Ines

In: Pathways in Vocational Education and Training and Lifelong Learning. Proceedings of the 4th Crossing Boundaries Conference in Vocational Education and Training, Muttenz and Bern online, 8. –9. April, 2021, p. 16-23

Vocational education and training play a key role in the Swiss educational system. One of the most frequently chosen apprenticeships is Certified Social Care Worker (CSCW). After certification, these graduates have the option of working in the profession, attending tertiary vocational education, or changing to a profession outside the social sector. Studies on the choice of study at upper...

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Online vs. offline course evaluation revisited : testing the invariance of a course evaluation questionnaire using a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis framework

Laupper, Ellen ; Balzer, Lars ; Berger, Jean-Louis

In: Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020, vol. 32, p. 481–498

Survey-based formats of assessing teaching quality in higher education are widely used and will likely continue to be used by higher education institutions around the world as various global trends contributing to their widespread use further evolve. Although the use of mobile devices for course evaluation continues to grow, there remain some unresolved aspects of the classic paper and...

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Innovative learning cultures in VET – ‘I generate my own projects.’

Barabasch, Antje ; Keller, Anna

In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020, vol. 72, no. 4, p. 536-554

The learning of apprentices is always embedded within the overall learning culture of an enterprise. The structures for learning, as well as the attitudes, values and beliefs of the members of the organisation in respect to training, influence the ways in which apprentices are socialised and prepared for the labour market. This qualitative case study focuses on the experience of apprentices...