Can training teachers stimulate career learning conversations? Analysis of vocational training conversations in Dutch secondary vocational education

Annemie Winters*, Frans Meijers, Marinka Kuijpers, Herman Baert

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    Abstract

    In present-day society students are no longer expected to learn for stable employment, but for lifelong employability. This implies a major shift in educa- tional approach. Previous research has shown which characteristics of learning environments correlate with students’ competences to self-direct their careers, but until now this had not inspired intervention studies. Following a baseline measure (reported in Winters et al. 2009), we studied vocational training conver- sations during the transition to competence-based education in the Netherlands and more specifically before and after a specific teacher training. Results show a significant shift in the organisation of career learning conversations as a result of the teacher training, but also highlight the difficulty of actual behavioural change in educational reform.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)333-350
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Vocational Education & Training
    Volume64
    Issue number3
    Early online date4 Jul 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

    Keywords

    • career learning
    • reflective learning
    • mentoring/coaching
    • intervention study
    • communication

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