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  1. Lubrication Specialist: Task List and Competency Record. Developed for Vocational-Technical Curriculum Articulation in Minnesota.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

    Intended for the vocational instructor, the booklet presents a task list and competency record for the occupational program of lubrication specialist. The list was developed by a working committee of auto mechanics instructors and industry representatives throughout the state of Minnesota for use in program articulation between secondary and…

  2. 高职任务驱动教材开发研究%On the Development of Task-driven Textbooks in Higher Vocational College

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    孙颖

    2015-01-01

    本文旨在研究高职任务驱动型教材的具体模式,及教材内容的可读性和教材的可用性。对目前市面上任务驱动教材编写模式进行改进,研究出更适合现代高职学生特点的教材。%This paper aims to study vocational specific task-driven teaching mode, and the availability of teaching materials readability and content. Currently on the market for task-driven teaching mode, it improves the writing and develops more suitable modern teaching characteristics for vocational students.

  3. Developments in Vocational Education since 1976.

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    Henze, Jurgen

    1984-01-01

    Assesses developments in Chinese vocational education since 1976 and between 1949 and 1976; defines terminology; profiles secondary vocational education alternatives, including secondary specialized schools, workers' training schools, agricultural/vocational high schools, vocational (technical) schools, apprenticeship training, and continuation…

  4. Imperatives of Vocational Education and Sustainable Development ...

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    Toshiba

    vocational education play in contributing to sustainable development is the focal point ... and vocational education as a comprehensive term referring to those aspects of the ... technical institutions are highly skilled entrepreneurs. They rely on.

  5. Task-based teaching approach and its application in oral class of tourism English in high vocational college

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    李铭婷

    2016-01-01

    This paper provides arguments in favour of using task-based approach in the study of oral class for students major in Tourism English in high vocational college. Tourism industry develops quickly in recent decades, as a result, the need for tour guide increased dramatically. High vocational college always takes the responsibility to meet this need. However, tourists have higher standard for tour guide. Communication ability plays a crucial role for tour guide during their tour. This paper discusses how task-based teaching approach applied to students majoring in Tourism English in high vocational college.

  6. Children's Vocational Development: A Research Rationale

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    Porfeli, Erik J.; Hartung, Paul J.; Vondracek, Fred W.

    2008-01-01

    Vocational development research and interventions have focused primarily on adolescents and young adults. The lack of attention to career development antecedents in children has led to a serious neglect of this period of life when the foundation is laid for career choices and outcomes in later life. A harmful by-product is the frequent preclusion…

  7. Research and Development Needs of Vocational Education.

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    Lewis, Morgan V., Ed.

    Intended to provide information on applied research and development (R&D) priorities in vocational education and on the type of R&D required for each need, this report is divided into (1) an introduction to the problem and procedures, (2) a content analysis of selected documents, and (3) background papers for selected need areas. Chapter 1…

  8. Vocational Education Curriculum Development. Final Report.

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    Schlichting, Harley

    A project was conducted at the University of Missouri-Columbia to develop, revise, and complete curriculum materials for nine secondary vocational education programs and specialized areas: forestry, advanced crops, clerical/secretarial, junior high home economics, textile fibers, drafting and design, metals, licensed practical nursing/advanced…

  9. Vocational Education and Vocational Skills

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    Madsen, Erik Skov

    Abstract: This paper and presentation is based on case studies in China, Mexico and Denmark. The paper identifies challenges posed to production companies by a lack of vocational skills and vocational education. The study is focusing on different types of production systems i.e. on manual, complex......, a framework of skills related to process tasks is developed. The paper and the presentation conclude that much more focus is needed on the development of vocational education and vocational skills in Denmark, the U.K, and in the U.S. and in China for employees to be able to handle future automated...

  10. Schools and Work: Developments in Vocational Education. Cassell Education Series.

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    Coffey, David

    This book assesses the developing vocational functions of schools in Britain, identifies vocational values and policies, and discovers gaps in provision. Chapter 1 gives a summary analysis of school structural and curricular developments between medieval times and the reign of Victoria that were inspired by vocational or economic influences or had…

  11. Vocational Training in the Development Process. The Singapore Experience.

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    Pillay, G. F.

    The planning and implementation of vocational training in Singapore (training primarily intended for school-leavers) is highly directed toward serving labor force development objectives. This paper explains the vocational training infrastructure (a national system, the conduct of which is vested in the Vocational and Industrial Training Board),…

  12. Erik Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development and Vocational Behavior

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    Munley, Patrick H.

    1975-01-01

    Stage resolution attitudes, derived from the first six stage crises outlined by Erikson, were explored as variables influencing problems in vocational choice and vocational maturity. Findings indicated students who made adjusted vocational choices and developed mature career attitudes had also been more successful resolving the first six…

  13. Human Resources Development: Vocational Guidance and Vocational Training. Report VIII (2).

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    International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).

    The report presents responses from 57 member States of the International Labor Organization (ILO) to 16 questions as part of the preparation for placing an item entitled "Human resources development: vocational guidance and vocational training" on the agenda of the 59th (1974) Session of the ILO Conference. For each of the questions, the question…

  14. The Effects of Vocational Leadership Development for Individuals Who Participated in the Ohio Vocational Education Leadership Institute.

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    Leimbach, Gale John

    The effects of vocational leadership development were studied for 23 Fellows enrolled in the 1992 Ohio Vocational Education Leadership Institute (OVELI). A literature review focused on four components: leadership styles, educational leadership development, vocational leadership development, and visionary leadership development. The Leadership…

  15. Vocational Education and Vocational Skills

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    Madsen, Erik Skov

    Abstract: This paper and presentation is based on case studies in China, Mexico and Denmark. The paper identifies challenges posed to production companies by a lack of vocational skills and vocational education. The study is focusing on different types of production systems i.e. on manual, complex...... and automated production. The paper highlights how both China and Denmark have focused on theoretical rather than vocational education for more than a decade. Based on a combination of a literature review and field studies of cases, including studies of mass production and unmanned and automated production......, a framework of skills related to process tasks is developed. The paper and the presentation conclude that much more focus is needed on the development of vocational education and vocational skills in Denmark, the U.K, and in the U.S. and in China for employees to be able to handle future automated...

  16. Operational Model for Career Development and Vocational Preparation. Final Report.

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    Upton, Anne L.; Barrett, Samuel L.

    Three California State Department units (vocational education, pupil personnel services, and career education) and two school districts (Fremont Unified and Huntington Beach Union High) established a consortium to develop demonstration sites for model career development and vocational preparation systems and staff development programs. The…

  17. Task-based English Teaching in Vocational Colleges

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    刘莹

    2013-01-01

    Task-based Approach is “human-oriented". It is based on students practical life. It makes use of all the resources, including students, teachers and environment, wrnch can ennch teacher's teaching contents and make students use English creatively.

  18. Vocational Behavior and Career Development, 1983: A Review.

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    Tinsley, Howard E. A.; Heesacker, Martin

    1984-01-01

    Reviews the literature related to vocational behavior and career development published during 1983, including 445 articles in 42 journals. The review is organized around issues pertinent to the counseling psychology perspective (career development, vocational choice, assessment, intervention) and the industrial/organizational psychology…

  19. Restrictive Factors of Vocational Education Development in Cultivation of Rural Practical Skilled Personnel and Countermeasures

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    Ning; WANG; Fang; LIU

    2014-01-01

    Kunming City is accelerating the process of agricultural modernization,industrialization,informationization and ecological development. In this process,it needs speeding up building new high level and advanced rural practical skilled personnel team suitable for development demand. By empirical analysis method,this paper discussed the factors restricting vocational education in cultivation of rural practical skilled personnel. Then,it came up with countermeasures in cultivation objective of rural vocational education,arrangement of specialized disciplines,key development tasks,and establishment of diversified investment system.

  20. Vocational Literacy in Mozambique: Historical Development, Current Challenges and Contradictions

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    Oleg Popov

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The study analyses the historical development of vocational literacy in basic education and Non-Formal Vocational Education (NFVE in Mozambique, as well as current challenges and contradictions. The theoretical lens of Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT is employed in the study. Methodologically the study was executed through an analysis of oral, printed and e-resources produced by the main stakeholders and also the reflective experiences of the authors in their extensive educational work in the country. The findings reveal poorly developed vocational literacy education in schools and non-formal settings in spite of recurrent political declarations about its importance. There is a strong dependence by formal and particularly NFVE sectors on the technical and financial support provided by international organisations. Vocational literacy courses are characterized by a lack of adequate equipment and poor practice. As a consequence, theoretical or elementary forms of vocational knowledge are dominant in the courses, resulting in the dissatisfaction of both learners and educators. Vocational literacy development proved to be a complex field that faces many challenges and ischaracterised by diverse internal contradictions.

  1. Vocational Hope and Vocational Identity: Urban Adolescents' Career Development

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    Diemer, Matthew A.; Blustein, David L.

    2007-01-01

    Emancipatory communitarian perspectives advocate for theory, research, and action that address the needs of oppressed groups, such as urban adolescents. Considering the dearth of instruments sensitive to the career development needs of urban adolescents, this study examined the component structure of three indices of career development with 220…

  2. Developing Vocational Competences during Secondary School?

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    Behle, Heike

    2017-01-01

    Purpose: Using the example of an amalgamated secondary school qualification (International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme--IBCP), in which both vocational education and training (VET) and academic subjects are taught, the paper aims to discuss the use of skills and knowledge gained during the IBCP for post-secondary school activities.…

  3. Determination of Self-Development in the Vocational Educational Environment

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    E. F. Zeer

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper explores the concept of vocational educational environment combining vocational training, professional development and professional world. The research is aimed at the self-determination analysis of an individual in the above environment. The authors observe the two existing trends of self-development analysis, corresponding with the subjective activity and culturally historical approaches. The empirical research results involve the students’ subjective individual characteristics and factors influencing the self-development strategy selection. The research findings prove the earlier hypothesis of the self- development phenomenon being determined by the two mutually conditioned factors: personal self-control ability and interrelation of the above mentioned components of the vocational educational environment. The authors make the conclusion that the self-development prospects are determined by the internal and external motivation, professional mobility and striving for success. The determination specificity of professional self- development, identified by the authors, can provide the psychological basis for future specialists training. 

  4. An Analysis of Teacher's Professional Development of Higher Vocational Education

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    莫艳萍

    2016-01-01

    Teachers are the backbones of any educational institutions. They not only play vital roles in students'development;they also directly affect the stature of their respective scholastic organizations. Highly qualified instructors produce competent and well-rounded students—learners who are more than ready to face the quirks and challenges of the labor force. This paper primarily discusses the following questions:What is teacher's professional development? What is higher vocational teacher's professional development? And how can scholastic institutions promote it? The conclusion states that the characteristics of high-er vocational education directly influence the higher vocational teacher's professional development;therefore, it must be nur-tured and promoted for the development of all the stakeholders of learning institutions–students, teachers, management staff, the learning institution itself, and the nation as a whole.

  5. Vocational Education and Vocational Skills in Production

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    Madsen, Erik Skov

    2015-01-01

    Through case studies in China, Mexico and Denmark, this paper identifies challenges posed to production companies by a lack of vocational skills and vocational education. The study includes manual, complex and automated production procedures. The paper highlights how both China and Denmark have...... focused on theoretical rather than vocational education for more than a decade. Based on a combination of a literature review and field studies of cases, including studies of mass production and unmanned and automated production, a framework of skills related to process tasks is developed. The paper...... concludes that much more focus on the development of vocational education and vocational skills is needed in Denmark, the U.K, the U.S. and in China for employees to be equipped to handle future automated and advanced production systems....

  6. CONDUCTING HANDS-ON TASK IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: TEACHING METHOD IN AUTOMOTIVE COURSES

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    Adnan Ahmad

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the findings from a study on teaching in practical work on automotive courses at Vocational Colleges in Malaysia. The random sampling technique was used in selecting 283 students and 63 teachers as respondents from the automotive courses. The findings of the research indicate that teachers have strong preference in using the demonstration and questioning technique during the set induction stage of teaching. Teachers also prefer group monitoring and problem solving during the teaching phase, and re-explaining and report writing in the post-teaching stage. This research provides the combination of teaching techniques that could be used in teaching vocational skills in general and automotive practical work in particular. This study has concluded that vocational teaching method in automotive practical work to be applied in teaching for other practical courses to improve current practices. Thus, teachers are proposed to use this method to improve students’ knowledge in automotive and to develop skills for the current and future workforce.

  7. A Study on Task-based Approach in Vocational College English Teaching

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    刘莹

    2012-01-01

    The traditional teaching approach has long been concerned with imparting know!edge, and many college teachers still opt for this method in their practice In English class teachers choose to emphasize ma the language points, ignoring that English lan- guage mainly functions as a tool of communication. On the other hand, for students the purpose of learning English is to pass the examination. This traditional approach fails to cultivate students" communicative ability in English . In recent years, however, the general shift from a knowledge-based education to an ability-oriented one makes it an imperative to reform the traditional teaching methods. As a new kind of teaching theory and teaching act!vity, task-based approach(TBA) has been introduced and applieded by English teachers in China, especially those engaged in English teaching in higher vocational colleges.

  8. Vocational Education of Handicapped Students: A Guide for Policy Development.

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    Davis, Sharon; Ward, Michael

    Designed to assist state and local educational agencies and intermeidate educational units in developing administrative policies for the vocational education of handicapped students, the manual address present policy areas and administrative concerns. Guidelines are presented for policy development in the following nine areas (examples of…

  9. A Development Dilemma for Secondary Vocational Education: Instrumentalist Tendencies in Human Resource Development

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    Wang, Dong

    2013-01-01

    Human resource development is one of the theories guiding China's development of secondary vocational education. Secondary vocational education has always played a role in human resource training and development from the nation's founding to the present. In Chinese society today, however, there is a clear instrumentalist tendency in secondary…

  10. A Development Dilemma for Secondary Vocational Education: Instrumentalist Tendencies in Human Resource Development

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    Wang, Dong

    2013-01-01

    Human resource development is one of the theories guiding China's development of secondary vocational education. Secondary vocational education has always played a role in human resource training and development from the nation's founding to the present. In Chinese society today, however, there is a clear instrumentalist tendency in secondary…

  11. A Development Dilemma for Secondary Vocational Education: Instrumentalist Tendencies in Human Resource Development

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    Wang, Dong

    2013-01-01

    Human resource development is one of the theories guiding China's development of secondary vocational education. Secondary vocational education has always played a role in human resource training and development from the nation's founding to the present. In Chinese society today, however, there is a clear instrumentalist tendency in…

  12. Exploring Professional Development Practices for Vocational Education and Training Practitioners

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    Williams, Kim

    2009-01-01

    This paper addresses the practice of professional development within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) arena. The study object was to gain the perceptions held by a selected group of VET educators in the tourism and hospitality sector of the professional teaching/training competencies required for effective practice. The study was…

  13. Reflections on Developing Secondary Vocational Education in High-Poverty Areas

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    Liu, Jiang; Chen, Guofeng

    2013-01-01

    Developing vocational education is a necessity for the economic and social development of high-poverty areas in China. But vocational education in impoverished areas lacks social recognition and faces funding shortages, along with difficulties in recruiting students. Vocational high schools themselves also have shortcomings. This article considers…

  14. Reflections on Developing Secondary Vocational Education in High-Poverty Areas

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    Liu, Jiang; Chen, Guofeng

    2013-01-01

    Developing vocational education is a necessity for the economic and social development of high-poverty areas in China. But vocational education in impoverished areas lacks social recognition and faces funding shortages, along with difficulties in recruiting students. Vocational high schools themselves also have shortcomings. This article considers…

  15. The Impact of Vocational Schooling on Human Capital Development in Developing Countries: Evidence from China

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    Loyalka, Prashant; Huang, Xiaoting; Zhang, Linxiu; Wei, Jianguo; Yi, Hongmei; Song, Yingquan; Ren, Baoping; Shi, Yaojiang; Chu, James; Maani, May; Rozelle, Scott

    2014-01-01

    A number of developing countries currently identify vocational education and training (VET) as a key approach to building human capital. For example, the promotion of VET at the high school level ("vocational high school", which is used here interchangeably with VET throughout the paper) has become a policy priority among emerging…

  16. The Role of Vocational Education in Economic Development in Malaysia: Educators' and Employers' Perspectives.

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    Mustapha, Ramlee B.; Greenan, James P.

    2002-01-01

    Responses from 276 of 300 vocational educators and 53 of 120 employers in Malaysia indicated that both groups believed vocational education contributes to economic development and vocational graduates had good technical skills but needed better employability skills. They wanted more government collaboration with the private sector. (Contains 26…

  17. The Role of Vocational Education in Economic Development in Malaysia: Educators' and Employers' Perspectives.

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    Mustapha, Ramlee B.; Greenan, James P.

    2002-01-01

    Responses from 276 of 300 vocational educators and 53 of 120 employers in Malaysia indicated that both groups believed vocational education contributes to economic development and vocational graduates had good technical skills but needed better employability skills. They wanted more government collaboration with the private sector. (Contains 26…

  18. Career Adaptability in Adult Vocational Development.

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    Brizzi, Joan Speight

    Until about two decades ago, researchers considered career maturity primarily in terms of adolescents who struggled with the tasks that, when successfully completed, resulted in a viable career choice. Previously it has been suggested that the term "career adaptability" should replace the term "career maturity" in the study of adult vocational…

  19. From Special Tasks to Extensive Roles: The Changing Face of Special Needs Teachers in Finnish Vocational Further Education

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    Pirttimaa, Raija; Hirvonen, Maija

    2016-01-01

    Following the development of inclusive education in vocational education and training (VET), the discussion about the prevention of marginalisation and dropouts has increased. At the same time, the formal education system has strengthened the position of support services, such as special educational needs (SEN) teachers, social workers and…

  20. LIFELONG VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN KOREA: THE VISION AND TASKS

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    Ji-Sun Chung

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available The ideal TVET from the HRD perspectives should assist the acquisition of knowledge and qualities in individuals for their career pursuits, which are the most commonly, recognized objectives of lifelong learning. Korean government during economic development era has failed to provide detailed information about the change in future labour demand has caused difficulties for education and training providers to adjust themselves. In its transformation to an advanced, knowledge-based economy, Korea must analyze its education system – not only from the supply side, but also from the demand side. A knowledge-based society is marked by an increase in the economic value of knowledge, a shortened life cycle of knowledge, an explosive increase in knowledge, and the increasing relative importance of knowledge workers. In order to cope with these changes, HRD should be facilitated throughout the course of one's life by means of the systematization of lifelong learning, equalization of opportunities in lifelong learning, localization of lifelong learning, creation  of a data base for lifelong learning, and networking among lifelong learning systems as facilitated through the Lifelong Education Law. It is clear that Korea’s VET has greatly contributed to economic and social developments in the past, but with the advent of the knowledge based economy and unprecedented global competition, Korea is facing really profound changes and is in need of a paradigmatic shift in vocational education and training.

  1. The Development of Vocational Vehicle Drive Cycles and Segmentation

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    Duran, Adam W [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Phillips, Caleb T [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Konan, Arnaud M [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Kelly, Kenneth J [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2017-09-28

    results of the statistical analysis performed by NREL, review of the logistic model developed to predict cluster membership, and a discussion and detailed summary of the development of the vocational drive cycle weights and representative transient drive cycles for testing and simulation. Additional discussion of known limitations and potential future work are also included in the report content.

  2. A Study of Factors Associated with the Vocational Development of High School Agricultural Occupations Students.

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    Byler, Bennie L.; Hemp, Paul E.

    Among the most crucial problems facing young people today are decisions in the process of vocational development. This study was designed to determine if there are differences in certain aspects of vocational development among the groups of high school agriculture students who plan to enter on-farm agricultural occupations, those who plan to enter…

  3. Vocational Interests and Career Goals: Development and Relations to Personality in Middle Adolescence

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    Hirschi, Andreas

    2010-01-01

    Cross-sectional research implies a close relation of vocation interests, goals, and traits, yet little is known about their reciprocal development over time. This longitudinal study examined development of Things/People (T/P) and Data/Ideas (D/I) vocational interests and career goals in relation to Big Five personality traits among 292 Swiss…

  4. The Effectiveness of the Additional Vocational Education and Staff Development for Industrial Enterprises

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    Y. S. Kalabina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In the course of the Russian economy modernization, developing the effec- tive system of vocational training and further professional training appears to be the main condition for the dynamic competitive advantage of industrial enterprises. The paper inves- tigates the urgent issue of developing the system of additional vocational training and staff development with the reference to the ever-changing institutional logic controlling the em- ployee – employer relations. The paper presents the review of theoretic approaches to the system of additional vocational training, as well as the economic analysis and estimates of return on investment in different forms of vocational training. The methodological approach to the system efficiency estimation is given along with the factors determining the forma- tion and development of vocational training system. Based on the research findings, the recommendations integrating the staff development policy are given aimed at promoting the effectiveness of the employee – employer relations. 

  5. Teaching Adolescents with Autism to Describe a Problem and Request Assistance during Simulated Vocational Tasks

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    Dotto-Fojut, Kim M.; Reeve, Kenneth F.; Townsend, Dawn B.; Progar, Patrick R.

    2011-01-01

    Previous research suggests that vocational skills training for individuals with autism may increase the likelihood that they may be effectively employed. In the present study, a multiple-baseline-across-participants design was used to assess the effects of graduated guidance, scripts, and script fading to teach four adolescents with autism in a…

  6. Developing Modern Vocational Education and Cultivating New Professional Farmers%发展现代职业教育培育新型职业农民

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    何伟

    2014-01-01

    To foster the development of modern vocational education is not only an objective need for the social and economic development in China, but also a requirement for the national vocational education. The top priorities in developing vocational education are to establish a modern vocational education system and to clarify the relationship of the external and internal influencing factors. The development of modern agricultural vocational education system is one part of the whole vocational education system. Faced with the serious problem of the structural shortage of agricultural labor force, to develop a modern agricultural vocational education, to cultivate a great number of new-type professional farmers, and to construct an education and training system for them are important tasks for agricultural vocational colleges.%加快发展职业教育是我国社会经济发展的客观需要,也是国家对职业教育提出的要求。建立现代职业教育体系,理顺职业教育的内外关系,是当前职业教育发展的首要任务之一。现代农业职业教育体系建设是整个执教体系的一部分。面对农业劳动力的结构性短缺的严峻问题,发展现代农业职业教育、培养大量新型职业农民,构建新型职业农民培育制度体系,是农业职业类院校的一项重要任务。

  7. Modeling the Development of Vocational Competence: A Psychometric Model for Economic Domains

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    Klotz, Viola Katharina; Winther, Esther; Festner, Dagmar

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses the development of vocational competence through economic vocational educational training (VET) from a theoretical and psychometric perspective. Most assessment and competence models tend to adopt a state perspective toward assessments of competence and carve out different structures of competence for diverse vocational…

  8. Curriculum Design Practices of a Vocational Community College in a Developing Context: Challenges and Needs

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    Albashiry, N.M.; Voogt, J.M.; Pieters, J.M.

    2015-01-01

    Aligning vocational curricula with the labor market needs is a common reported challenge in developing countries. Little is known, however, about how vocational community colleges in such contexts regularly review and redesign their curricula to ensure the quality and relevance of their programs. Fr

  9. The Impact of Vocational Education Research and Development: A Literature Review.

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    Ricketts, Samuel Clifton

    Literature on vocational education research and development (R&D) was reviewed to determine the distribution, utilization, and impact of R&D information and products. The literature indicated both slightly and strongly negative findings on the dissemination of vocational education R&D products. Many of the studies described strategies for product…

  10. Modeling the Development of Vocational Competence: A Psychometric Model for Economic Domains

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    Klotz, Viola Katharina; Winther, Esther; Festner, Dagmar

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses the development of vocational competence through economic vocational educational training (VET) from a theoretical and psychometric perspective. Most assessment and competence models tend to adopt a state perspective toward assessments of competence and carve out different structures of competence for diverse vocational…

  11. Development of Plurilingual Competencies through Vocationally Oriented Language Learning in Sweden

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    Movchan, Larysa

    2014-01-01

    The article tackles the problem of developing plurilingual competencies through vocationally oriented foreign language in Sweden. The author analyses the pedagogical conditions of realization of plurilingual education at upper-secondary schools, vocational and higher education establishments and the aspects of teacher education for this purpose.…

  12. The Role of Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria Economic Development

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    Ohiwerei, Franklin Ohiole; Nwosu, Basil Ogomeziem

    2013-01-01

    The researchers tried to ascertain the role of vocational and technical education in the Nigeria economic development using historical survey in analyzing the views of various academic authors in an attempt to inform researchers' on current issues on the field. The research reveals that there was a defect in the curriculum of vocational and…

  13. Curriculum Design Practices of a Vocational Community College in a Developing Context: Challenges and Needs

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    Albashiry, Nabeel M.; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M.

    2015-01-01

    Aligning vocational curricula with the labor market needs is a common reported challenge in developing countries. Little is known, however, about how vocational community colleges in such contexts regularly review and redesign their curricula to ensure the quality and relevance of their programs. From a curriculum design (CD) perspective, this…

  14. The Role of Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria Economic Development

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    Ohiwerei, Franklin Ohiole; Nwosu, Basil Ogomeziem

    2013-01-01

    The researchers tried to ascertain the role of vocational and technical education in the Nigeria economic development using historical survey in analyzing the views of various academic authors in an attempt to inform researchers' on current issues on the field. The research reveals that there was a defect in the curriculum of vocational and…

  15. The Impact of Vocational Education Research and Development: A Literature Review.

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    Ricketts, Samuel Clifton

    Literature on vocational education research and development (R&D) was reviewed to determine the distribution, utilization, and impact of R&D information and products. The literature indicated both slightly and strongly negative findings on the dissemination of vocational education R&D products. Many of the studies described strategies…

  16. Task Based Language Teaching: Development of CALL

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    Anwar, Khoirul; Arifani, Yudhi

    2016-01-01

    The dominant complexities of English teaching in Indonesia are about limited development of teaching methods and materials which still cannot optimally reflect students' needs (in particular of how to acquire knowledge and select the most effective learning models). This research is to develop materials with complete task-based activities by using…

  17. The Inspiration Given by the Successful Practice of Development of Higher Vocational Education in the Developed Countries

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    Wu, Gaoling

    2010-01-01

    Higher vocational education is the product of economic development, scientific and technological progress. If the country does not have a well-developed vocational education, it is impossible to make a good advanced science and technology into productive forces, it is also impossible to achieve economy development in a high speed. In turn, powers…

  18. Study on Writing Task Design in Vocational College English Classes%高职公共英语写作任务设计探析

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    张妍一

    2012-01-01

      There are four basic skills when learning English--listening, speaking, reading and writing. As one of the productive skills, writing is always neglected by vocational college students, thus becoming their weakest of the four skills. Considering the teaching environment and the learning habits of vocational college students, this paper studies the design of writing tasks in and after college English classes, aiming to enhance students' interest of writing, develop their ideas and improve the writing skills.%  在英语学习“听、说、读、写”四项语言技能中,高职学生普遍忽视产出性技能“写作”,因此其成为语言技能中最薄弱的环节。本文根据高职学生所处的教学环境和学习特点,运用任务引领教学模式,设计公共英语课内及课外写作任务,以增强学生写作兴趣,拓展思路,提高其写作能力。

  19. Discovery learning and learner autonomy development in secondary vocational school

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    2015-01-01

    It is imperative to cultivate learner autonomy in secondary vocational school and discovery learning is a good choice.The author reviews the definition and principle of discovery learning and learning autonomy,concludes the adaptation of discovery learning from characteristics of vocational students,andfinally illustrates an example in teaching.

  20. Discovery learning and learner autonomy development in secondary vocational school

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    刘芩利

    2015-01-01

    It is imperative to cultivate learner autonomy in secondary vocational school and discovery learning is a good choice.The author reviews the definition and principle of discovery learning and learning autonomy,concludes the adaptation of discovery learning from characteristics of vocational students,and finally illustrates an example in teaching.

  1. Developing Strategic Leadership for Administrators: Private Vocational College Study

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    Jumnongya, Areeya; Sirisuthi, Chaiyuth; Chansirisira, Pacharawit

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to study and define a number of factors measuring quality and efficiency in administrators of private vocational college, and to test and evaluate the efficiency of the strategic leadership program. Twelve factors and 83 indicators were identified as vital for strategic leadership for private vocational college…

  2. Pair Negotiation When Developing English Speaking Tasks

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    Bohórquez Suárez, Ingrid Liliana; Gómez Sará, Mary Mily; Medina Mosquera, Sindy Lorena

    2011-01-01

    This study analyzes what characterizes the negotiations of seventh graders at a public school in Bogotá when working in pairs to develop speaking tasks in EFL classes. The inquiry is a descriptive case study that follows the qualitative paradigm. As a result of analyzing the data, we obtained four consecutive steps that characterize students'…

  3. Developing Mathematization with Physics Invention Tasks

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    Brahmia, Suzanne; Kanim, Stephen E

    2016-01-01

    Experts in physics develop and communicate ideas through mathematization, the mental practice of translating between the physical world and the symbolic world. Research in mathematics education and physics education has shown that introductory college physics students often struggle with the idiosyncratic ways that familiar mathematics is used in physics. Additional work has shown that invention tasks have promise as an instructional approach for helping students use math flexibly and generatively in science and in statistics. In this paper we describe our physics invention tasks,* classroom activities designed to support construction of quantitative physics concepts and relationships and to prepare students to better understand the reasoning introduced in subsequent formal instruction. We share results from a preliminary study of the impact of physics invention tasks in a reformed introductory calculus-based physics course. The reformed course, taught by one of the authors and designed specifically for mathe...

  4. The Challenges And Risk Of Development Vocational Education In Indonesia

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    Yadi Mulyadi

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    Full Text Available The quality of human resources (human resources really depended on good and bad points of the educational agency that prepared him. By paying attention to this link, then the urgency of the quality educational agency had finally become the key strategy in order to gains the height of the quality of human resources. Vocational education that was quality became one of the most important answers for the Indonesian nation towards the demand of the globalisation. The quality of the graduate of Vocational Education that was high, required the adoption action and the adaptation of all the requirements for the work institution/the industry, furthermore reconciled the international standard of manpower, as well as filled the current legislation regulation. Vocational education aimed at increasing intelligence, knowledge, the identity, the noble moral, as well as participants’s skills educated to live independent and followed education further in accordance with the program Vocational education (Permendiknas No. 22 Th. 2006. There were two spectra of the territory that became the aim of Vocational Education, that is preparing participants educated to the world of the work and at the same time the academic world. Therefore, then the Vocational educational curriculum became more complex both planning and his implementation. In the Vocational educational curriculum the achievement was in two spectra of the territory, that his achievement through the application of the curriculum comprehensively. This curriculum it was hoped guaranteed fully the achievement from the aim of Vocational Education. Therefore, in his fact of Vocational Education needed the operational fund that was far more bigger than that was needed by middle education the public.

  5. Vocational Training of Disadvantaged Youth in the Developing Countries.

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    Corvalan-Vasquez, Oscar

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    Defines "disadvantaged youth" and reviews vocational training and employment programs designed for them. Finds that these activities tend to favor the relatively privileged rather than those with the greatest need. (SK)

  6. Development and Implementation of Continuing Vocational Pedagogic Education

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper is devoted to organizing and ensuring the effectiveness of continuing vocational education. The author describes the general theoretical idea of a lifelong education that no longer raises any doubts and objections. The continuing education is regarded as a versatile process affecting psychological, social and professional spheres, and requiring therefore the integrative – i. e. personal, social and competence approach.Referring to the expertise of Kemerovo region, the author considers the functional aspects of continuing vocational teacher training. The main emphasis is on the advantages of the network cooperation of institutions representing different educational levels and structures. Such cooperation involves the qualitative changes of content, as well as economics and management of vocational education. The experimental project of the network lead-up for vocational training masters is described. 

  7. Student Assessment System. Student Performance Record. Task Detailing. Cosmetology. Georgia Vocational Education Program Articulation.

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    This booklet lists tasks and functions the cosmetology student should be able to do upon entering an employment situation or a postsecondary school. (Listings are also available for the areas of allied health occupations/practical nursing and transportation/automotive mechanics.) Tasks are coded to correspond to those on the Student Performance…

  8. Development of Vocational Secondary School Students Competitiveness for Studies in the European Area of Higher Education

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    ABSTRACT OF THE PROMOTION THESIS DEVELOPMENT OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ COMPETITIVENESS FOR STUDIES IN THE EUROPEAN AREA OF HIGHER EDUCATION The promotion thesis „Development of Vocational Secondary School Students’ Competitiveness for Studies in the European Area of Higher Education” in the field of general pedagogy of pedagogical science has been worked out by Olga Dementjeva under the supervision of Dr. chem. Professor Andrejs Rauhvargers at the Depart...

  9. INTERESTING TASKS, INDEPENDENCE OR IMPORTANCE TO SOCIETY? - THE VOCATIONAL EXPECTATIONS OF GENERATION Y

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    Full Text Available Choosing a profession is complex and often affects many areas of one’s future life. In a representative study we analyzed data of 4,447 German adolescents, aged seventeen, who were interviewed in the years between 2000 and 2013. The aim of the study was to identify the effects of gender, school type, personality and leisure activities on vocational expectations and career-choice stages of generation Y. Especially, it was of interest which effect remained as a generational time effect after controlling for the named variables. For the analysis we used descriptive statistics with rank orders and mean values as well as linear and logistic regression analyses. Engagement in different leisure activities, gender and form of education all greatly affect the perceived importance of profession characteristics. While young women and students from German grammar schools rank “stimulating tasks” first, young men and students from all other school forms feel that a “secure position” is the most important. Also, personality factors influence the perceived importance of vocational features, with agreeable and extravert adolescents rating “contact to others”, “importance to society”, “helping others” and similar features significantly higher. After controlling for the named variables, there remained a significant correlation between the survey year and the term “secure position” which became less important, and the terms “working conditions”, “importance for society” and “helping others” all three of which became more important. A trend towards a higher valuation of one’s individual social responsibility can thus be noticed.

  10. Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey of Inservice Clients of the Center for Vocational Professional Personnel Development at the Pennsylvania State University.

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    Kisner, Mary J.; Elliott, Franklin E.; Foster, Pamela M.; Covington, Myrna A.; King, Marsha G.; Liou, Kun-I Tony

    The Center for Vocational Professional Personnel Development conducted a needs assessment in order to plan and deliver staff development workshops in the 34 vocational schools served in Pennsylvania's central region. Respondents from the 30 participating schools were 30 administrators and 600 teachers (371 vocational and 144 academic teachers and…

  11. Grouping of Tasks for Cooperative Product Development

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available A lot of members from various disciplines are involved in the development of complex products, and this brings about large-scale, complicated cooperation among them. Such cooperation causes the following problems: • the time consumption for achieving a consensus among them increases; and • the management of product development becomes difficult. In order to develop the products efficiently, this paper proposes a method for dividing the product development activity into several work groups on an appropriate scale, in each of which some of the members can cooperate with each other without the problems mentioned above. In this method, the product development activity is represented by a directed graph, each of which nodes expresses a task and each of which arcs expresses the flow of data/information between the tasks. ISM (Interpretive Structural Modeling identifies strongly connected sub-graphs, in each of which the members should cooperate with each other. However, if a strongly connected sub-graph is large, the problems mentioned above still exist. In this case, we use Bottleneck Method to divide the sub-graph into several smaller sub-graphs, each of which corresponds to a work group. The effectiveness of the method is demonstrated by showing an example of constructing the work groups.

  12. Exploration of Task-Based Learning in Higher Vocational Education%网络环境下任务驱动的高职课堂教学初探

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    2012-01-01

      This research aims to enrich and develop the teaching theory of task-based learning model in network environment, while teaching a set of actionable steps for the vocational teachers in the network environment, providing task-based teaching and learning activities at the operational level methodological guidance, to enhance the vocational classroom teaching, improving students practical ability, autonomous learning, innovation and collaboration. Further promote the reform of Higher Vocational Education.%  本研究旨在丰富发展网络环境下任务驱动式教学模式的理论研究,同时提出一套可操作的教学实施步骤,为高职教师开展网络环境下任务驱动式教学活动提供操作层面上的方法指导,以提高高职课堂教学效果,提高高职学生实际动手能力,培养学生自主学习能力、创新能力及协作能力。进而促进高职教学改革。

  13. [Development of sociopsychological adaptation of schoolchildren and vocational school pupils].

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    Goncharov, G A; Nadezhdin, D S

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to comparatively analyze the influence of family factors on social and psychological adaptation and achievement motivation in pupils from general education schools and in their coevals from vocational educational schools (VES). An experimental study was conducted in 10th-form pupils from a number of Moscow schools and persons of the same age who were one-year course pupils from a Moscow VES. A total of 242 pupils, including 130 schoolchildren and 112 one-year course pupils from the VES, were examined. The social and psychological adaptation questionnaire developed by K. Rodgers and R. Diamond was used to estimate achievement motivation by the Mehrabian test. The performed study confirmed the negative impact of poor family relations on pupils' sociological and psychological adaptation independently of the type of a general educational establishment. The high maternal educational level had a good effect on the adaptability of schoolchildren, that of boys in particular, whereas the paternal educational status is of the same value to VES pupils. Family relations and maternal and paternal education levels significantly affect the formation of achievement motive in pupils and their social and psychological adaptation as a whole.

  14. Research and Practice of“Vocational Class”Teaching Mode

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    Xing Linlin; Jia Zhuli

    2015-01-01

    Vocational class” teaching mode is based on vocational ability training of students as the goal to develop target-oriented approach of the teaching reform method; it is a new teaching method.This mode is the integration of teaching,learning and doing in class; it is the typical vocational tasks mode of teaching methods.Teaching process imitates the office scene and the actual workingprocess.

  15. Research and Practice of “Vocational Class” Teaching Mode

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    邢琳琳; 贾柱立

    2015-01-01

    "Vocational class" teaching mode is based on vocational ability training of students as the goal to develop target-oriented approach of the teaching reform method; it is a new teaching method.This mode is the integration of teaching,learning and doing in class; it is the typical vocational tasks mode of teaching methods.Teaching process imitates the office scene and the actual working process.

  16. Pair Negotiation When Developing English Speaking Tasks

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzes what characterizes the negotiations of seventh graders at a public school in Bogotá when working in pairs to develop speaking tasks in EFL classes. The inquiry is a descriptive case study that follows the qualitative paradigm. As a result of analyzing the data, we obtained four consecutive steps that characterize students’ negotiations: Establishing a connection with a partner to work with, proposing practical alternatives, refusing mates’ propositions, and making practical decisions. Moreover, we found that the constant performance of the process of negotiation provokes students to construct a sociolinguistic identity that allows agreements to emerge.

  17. Developing communicative competence through thinking tasks

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    Developing communicative competence through thinking tasks - Experimenting with Thinking Approach in Danish as Second Language ClassroomSession on Innovations in the classroom, a presentation. Abstract for the conference Creativity & Thinking Skills in Learning, teaching & Management. Riga 19...... and systematically analyse language as a functional system, where language user is choosing between many different elements for different purposes in their communication. The Thinking Approach to language teaching is used with the aim to develop both language and thinking skills of learners, and is seen...... as an systematic approach to development of the creativity and problem solving skills of the language learners. At the same time we believe, that in the process of using the approach in the language classroom, also the communicative competence is getting forced. The video observation method has been used...

  18. Futurism in Vocational Education.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Vocational education is likely to change dramatically as society as a whole continues to change in the future. Research conducted by vocational education specialists will likely result in a new scope and sequence of vocational instruction. New theories of vocational education will be developed, as will new instructional methods based on these…

  19. A Gesture Recognition System to Transition Autonomously through Vocational Tasks for Individuals with Cognitive Impairments

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    Chang, Yao-Jen; Chen, Shu-Fang; Chuang, An-Fu

    2011-01-01

    This study assessed the possibility of training two individuals with cognitive impairments using a Kinect-based task prompting system. This study was carried out according to an ABAB sequence in which A represented the baseline and B represented intervention phases. Data showed that the two participants significantly increased their target…

  20. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Approaches to Job Development. Research Report

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    Ipsen, Catherine

    2012-01-01

    Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies provide a range of services to help people with disabilities become employed. How services are delivered, however, depends on several factors including client interests and abilities as well as economic opportunities within the local community. For better or worse, rural and urban clients face vastly…

  1. Rescaling Vocational Education: Workforce Development in a Metropolitan Region

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    Lakes, Richard D.

    2008-01-01

    This article profiles a vocational charter school located in Atlanta as an institutional model for customized industry training in the high-tech production firms located nearby. Social partnerships with business and industry, parents and educators, and elected officials will be illuminated, exhibiting new forms of neoliberalism that reconstitute…

  2. Vocational Training and Professional Development: A Capability Perspective

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    Lambert, Marion; Vero, Josiane; Zimmermann, Benedicte

    2012-01-01

    Lifelong learning has become one of the keys to making workers' career paths more secure at both the French and the European policy level. However, the implementation of these policy lines raises delicate questions as to how the responsibility for vocational training should be shared among employees, employers and public institutions. The…

  3. 浅谈高职高等数学的任务驱动教学法%Talking about Task-driven Pedagogy in Vocational College Advanced Mathematics

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    何玉华; 汪洋

    2014-01-01

    Most of the existing vocational mathematics teaching is"teaching"fixed"learning"teaching mode, teaching stat-us and teaching effectiveness worrying. The basic characteristics of task-driven teaching are task-oriented line, teacher-led and student-centered"three for one"pedagogy. This paper talks about the applications of vocational teaching task-driven tea-ching method in vocational advanced mathematics teaching.%现行高职数学教学大多是以“教”定“学”的教学模式,教学现状和教学效果堪忧。而任务驱动教学的基本特征是:以任务为主线、教师为主导和学生为主体的“三为一体”的教学法。本文浅谈任务驱动教学法在高职高数教学的应用。

  4. Learning Outcomes in Vocational Education: A Business Plan Development by Production-Based Learning Model Approach

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    Kusumaningrum, Indrati; Hidayat, Hendra; Ganefri; Anori, Sartika; Dewy, Mega Silfia

    2016-01-01

    This article describes the development of a business plan by using production-based learning approach. In addition, this development also aims to maximize learning outcomes in vocational education. Preliminary analysis of curriculum and learning and the needs of the market and society become the basic for business plan development. To produce a…

  5. [Cinema and professional vocation].

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    García Sánchez, José Elías

    2011-01-01

    Commercial cinema is both narrative art and a widely-used mass medium that is built upon human stories. Among the contents of these stories there are many vocational aspects. Taking advantage of these circumstances we will proceed to analyze health vocations through eight films. Patch Adams allows us to approach the fulfillment of vocation, which has not been an easy task for women, as we can see in Allá en el setenta y tantos. Vocational fulfillment is at the core of the plot in The Citadel. Something the Lord Made is a good example to illustrate an unfulfilled vocation, in the same way as Awakenings and Arrowsmith represent the fulfillment of an unexpected vocation and a long pursued one. Finally, vocation can demand great sacrifices, which is made crystal clear in Korczak, and when vocation is not strictly followed it might lead to the greatest abominations, which is the case in "The Fugitive. "

  6. Adaptive Vocational Personality Questionnaire Development and Validation of an adaptive personality questionnaire to analyze the vocational behavior of university students

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This study presents a personality evaluation instrument adapted to the vocational setting: the Adaptive Vocational Personality Questionnaire (AVPQ. The questionnaire was developed and tested in a sample of 2160 university students in the final years of their degree programs. The purpose of the study is to validate the questionnaire, providing evidence about its internal structure and its usefulness for predicting scores on a criterion scale. A confirmatory factor analysis combined with a cross-validation design was used: the exploratory sample (n = 879 helped to identify the model with the factorial structure that best fit the relations among the items. As expected, this model had two related but clearly separate factors: Adaptive Personality Characteristics (AC with 9 items and Non-Adaptive Personality Characteristics (NAC with 11 items. The validation sample (n =932 was used to test the generalization capacity of this model, which was satisfactory and showed a good reliability index. Regarding its usefulness in predicting proactive job-search behaviors, the results were also satisfactory. The questionnaire and keys are provided, as well as the criteria for calculating the scores on each scale and on the entire questionnaire.

  7. 任务教学法在高职英语教学中的应用研究%The application of task teaching in higher vocational English teaching

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    蒋振勇

    2015-01-01

    高职英语精读教学的主要目的是着重培养学生的美语语言能力和综合应用能力。英语教学中任务型教学法是指教师给学生安排一定的学习任务,以具体的任务为学习目标,通过师生、生生互动共同完成任务,参与语言学习,培养语言交际能力和综合语言运用能力的一种教学模式。任务型教学强调建立清晰的教学目的,并以发挥学生的学习主体性为出发点。本文通过简要介绍任务型教学方法在高职英语教学中的重要性,进而提出了任务型教学在高职英语中的具体应用实例。%The main purpose of the higher vocational English intensive reading teaching is: develop the students' English language ability and the comprehensive application ability. In English teaching, task-based teaching method is to point to arrange some learning tasks, teachers give students with specific tasks for learning objectives, through the interaction between students and teachers together to complete the task, participate in language learning, cultivating language communicative competence and comprehensive language using ability of a kind of teaching mode. Task-based teaching emphasizes to establish a clear teaching objectives, and to exert students' subjectivity as the starting point. In this paper, through a brief introduction to the importance of task-based teaching method in higher vocational English teaching, and then put forward the application of task-based teaching in higher vocational English instance.

  8. A Task Is a Task Is a Task Is a Task... Or Is It? Researching Telecollaborative Teacher Competence Development--The Need for More Qualitative Research

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    Müller-Hartmann, Andreas

    2016-01-01

    The concept of task has become central not only to an understanding of language learning per se, but also to the design and research of Online Intercultural Exchanges (OIEs). While research on the design of tasks in OIEs has been very productive, we still lack insights into how teachers develop competences in task design on the micro-level.…

  9. International Standards in Vocational Education and Training for Financial Services Sector to Ensure Sustainable Development and Environmental Safety

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents an overview of the Triple E Project developed by EBTN for the purpose to work out qualifications standards for finance services sector in the focus of sustainable development and environmental safety. The Triple E is based on the three instruments – European qualification framework and concept of learning outcomes (EQF, credit system (ECVET and quality assurance (EQAVET for vocational education and training. These three systems are the building blocks of European policy in vocational education and qualifications system with the task to strengthen the integration processes in the European educational area. They also take into account the concept of UNESCO in the field of education and sustainable development. Besides, the article traces the history of relations between educational providers, employers and public authorities in the Russian Federation in the context of setting requirements for learning outcomes and qualifications. The concepts of qualification, velocity of changes in educational standards, the establishment of a national system of qualifications of the Russian Federation, the emergence of professional standards are carefully analyzed. Current and potential problems in the assessment of qualifications are referred to. It is stressed that the volume of open data in the area of professional development, education and labor should be increased and the quality thereof significantly improved.

  10. A STUDY ON THE EMPOWERING TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE TO INCREASE TEACHERS’ EFFECTIVENESS IN VOCATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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    Istanto Wahyu Djatmiko

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available This study is to remind teachers that professional development and quality assurance are required to perform a good working in improving either learning process or school quality. Nowadays, teaching has been officially recognized as a profession. Consequently, teachers must be enforced professionally in their charges. To be professional in carrying their tasks, teachers must continuously improve competency themselves and perform quality assurance in their duties. This study is a literature review related to the importance of professional development and quality assurance in order to increase teachers’ effectiveness in providing learning services in Secondary Vocational Schools. Professional development is the need required by any teachers. Teachers’ professional development in Vocational Secondary School is expected to create changes in attitudes, improve the learning process and promote the students’ learning output and outcomes. In addition, teachers are not only responsible for improving the quality of learning outputs but also for working collaboratively with other teachers to elevate the quality of learning outcomes. It suggests the quality assurance as the key to achieve and to ensure the quality of teaching learning process and also the school’s effectiveness demanded by the stakeholders.

  11. The Development of Productivity Practical Management Model at Automotive Mechanical Technology Skill Program in Semarang Vocational Schools, Indonesia

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    Hadromi; Rachman, Maman; Soesanto; Kartana, Tri Jaka

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to develop automotive Mechanical Technology Skill Program (TMO) in Vocational School. The Research and Development (R&D) object was done in SMK 1, 4 and 7 Semarang, Indonesia. The result was achieved productivity Practical Management Final Model at TMO skill Program in Vocational school named momanticproter.…

  12. Restrictive Factors of Vocational Education Development in Cultivation of Rural Practical Skilled Personnel and Countermeasures

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    Kunming City is accelerating the process of agricultural modernization, industrialization, informationization and ecological development. In this process, it needs speeding up building new high level and advanced rural practical skilled personnel team suitable for development demand. By empirical analysis method, this paper discussed the factors restricting vocational education in cultivation of rural practical skilled personnel. Then, it came up with countermeasures in cultivation objective ...

  13. CURRICULUM MATERIALS, DESCRIPTION AND PRICE LIST OF MATERIALS DEVELOPED BY THE OHIO VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE CURRICULUM MATERIALS SERVICE.

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    Ohio Vocational Agriculture Instructional Materials Service, Columbus.

    PAMPHLETS, SLIDES, TAPES, MANUALS, AND AN EXAMINATION ARE INCLUDED IN THIS CATALOG OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR USE BY VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND ADULT FARMER PROGRAMS. THE MATERIALS WERE DEVELOPED BY VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS, CURRICULUM SPECIALISTS, TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS, AND AUDIOVISUAL PERSONNEL AND ARE…

  14. Task Analysis in Instructional Program Development. Theoretical Paper No. 52.

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    Bernard, Michael E.

    A review of task analysis procedures beginning with the military training and systems development approach and covering the more recent work of Gagne, Klausmeier, Merrill, Resnick, and others is presented along with a plan for effective instruction based on the review of task analysis. Literature dealing with the use of task analysis in programmed…

  15. Calling, Vocational Development, and Well Being: A Longitudinal Study of Medical Students

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    Duffy, Ryan D.; Manuel, R. Stephen; Borges, Nicole J.; Bott, Elizabeth M.

    2011-01-01

    The present study investigated the relation of calling to the vocational development and well-being of a sample of medical students. Students were surveyed at two time points: prior to beginning the first year of medical school and prior to beginning the third year of medical school. At each time point, calling moderately correlated with positive…

  16. Students' personal professional theories in vocational education : developing a knowledge base

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    Schaap, H.

    2011-01-01

    Senior secondary vocational education needs to deliver reflective practitioners who possess an adequate knowledge base, who are able to solve complex problems and who have the ability to acquire and develop new knowledge during their further professional career. It is assumed that all types of knowl

  17. The Paradigm Revolution in Inquiry: Implications for Vocational Research and Development.

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    Guba, Egon G.

    While the rationalistic approach traditionally employed in research and development efforts in the social sciences may be the best method of inquiry to use in the physical sciences, social scientists, and, more particularly, vocational education researchers, would do better to adopt a naturalistic method of research. The naturalist approach to…

  18. Adult Learning and Vocational Training in the Informal Sector in Developing Countries.

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    Bakke-Seeck, Sigvor; And Others

    Because a growing proportion of the world's working population is in the informal sector (in work areas generally outside the sphere of state protection), planners of vocational training for adults must pay closer attention to those concepts of teaching and learning that have relevance for the informal sector, and they must develop strategies for…

  19. Students' personal professional theories in vocational education : developing a knowledge base

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    Schaap, H.

    2011-01-01

    Senior secondary vocational education needs to deliver reflective practitioners who possess an adequate knowledge base, who are able to solve complex problems and who have the ability to acquire and develop new knowledge during their further professional career. It is assumed that all types of knowl

  20. Calling, Vocational Development, and Well Being: A Longitudinal Study of Medical Students

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    Duffy, Ryan D.; Manuel, R. Stephen; Borges, Nicole J.; Bott, Elizabeth M.

    2011-01-01

    The present study investigated the relation of calling to the vocational development and well-being of a sample of medical students. Students were surveyed at two time points: prior to beginning the first year of medical school and prior to beginning the third year of medical school. At each time point, calling moderately correlated with positive…

  1. Life History Influences on Holland Vocational Type Development. ASHE 1988 Annual Meeting Paper.

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    Smart, John C.

    The relative influence of selected life history experiences on the development of three vocational types (investigative, social, and enterprising) proposed by J. L. Holland is studied using causal modeling procedures. The lack of explicitness in the developmental postulates of Holland's theory is seen as a major deficiency. Among the principal…

  2. The Research on Several Critical Issues in the Development of Higher Vocational Education

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    Long, Yufei; Zhang, Tingqin

    2008-01-01

    Based on the pondering over the establishment of a large educational concept, the implementation of "two-certificate" system, the training of "Double-Professional title teacher staff and some other issues in the development of the vocational and technical education personnel training mode, this paper discusses the issues about their…

  3. Technical and Vocational Education in Cameroon and Critical Avenues for Development

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    Che, S. Megan

    2007-01-01

    Technical and vocational education (TVE) can influence development and economic progress for post-colonial societies. Some newly independent sub-Saharan African countries attempted curricular transformation that might produce a skilled workforce through widespread access to versions of TVE. In Cameroon, no such post-colonial curricular revolution…

  4. Measuring Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Efficiency: Developing a Framework

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    Liu, Guimei; Clayton, John

    2016-01-01

    The growing demand for an increasingly skilled competitive workforce and the associated demand for change and responsiveness in the provision of technical vocational education and training (TVET) has led to the development of stronger links between New Zealand and the People's Republic of China. A collaborative model programme project aims to…

  5. The Development of Technical and Vocational Education in Indonesia--A Case Study in Quality Improvement. Case Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific.

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    Bakri, Mohamad

    After its independence in 1969, Indonesia studied and analyzed its previous colonial system of technical and vocational education (TVE) and took steps to overcome the shortcomings. TVE was required to provide expansion of work opportunities and industrial development to promote national development. Until 1989, attention was given to further…

  6. Effects of Human Resources Development Through Vocational Education Curriculum on the Academic Achievements of the Students in Vocational Schools: The Case of Erzincan University

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Qualified and productive labor shortage is one of the main problems in today's business world. This situation shows the importance of vocational and technical education for business life and economy of the countries. Therefore, it is important to note that the vocational education programs should ensure the coherence between students' existing knowledge and expectations of the business world. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of new education program (HRD-VET; Human Resources Development through Vocational Education and Training on the academic success of vocational school students. Differently from the literature, this research is important for the reason that it is performed on either the students studying with former educational program or the students studying new İKMEP educational program. The participants of the study are composed of 167 students studying at Computer Programming program in Erzincan University. In this study, we used comparative method of research technique and the average point of the students' grade is analyzed with t-test. The results of the study illustrated that İKMEP education program has positive effect on student academic success for students who are admitted to the vocational school without entrance exam.

  7. Workplace Learning Vocational Education Curriculum Development and Environmental Conditions%工作场所学习职教课程实施的环境条件

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    张光跃; 张萌

    2012-01-01

    基于工作场所学习的职教课程是目前国内多数职业院校采用的一种新的职教课程开发模式,它彻底改变了学科体系的课程结构观,建立起与职业岗位体系相适应的课程体系。但是这种新的课程理念推广应用的效果并不如人意,其主要原因是忽视了这种职教课程的实施环境。因此,有必要对工作场所学习职教课程的结构观,工作场所学习职教课程开发的关键要素以及在本土化实施的边界条件——环境要求进行讨论。%As a new kind of vocational education curriculum development mode,the vocational education courses based on workplace task learning are using by most vocational colleges,which thoroughly changed the discipline system of course structure view and set up curriculum system suitable for the working position.But the new curriculum concept of popularization and application effect is not satisfactory,The main reason is to overlook the vocational education course of implementation of the environment.This article discusses the idea of the high vocational education workplace learning curriculum system,the key factor of development of the workplace learning curriculum and the requires of its boundary condition-environmental requirements.

  8. Improving Curriculum Development Practices in a Technical Vocational Community College: Examining Effects of a Professional Development Arrangement for Middle Managers

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    Albashiry, Nabeel M.; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M.

    2015-01-01

    Learning about curriculum development is critical for middle managers of technical vocational institutions in order to assume curriculum leadership in maintaining and enhancing the quality and relevance of their educational programs. This case study reports on the design and effects of a professional development arrangement (PDA), with such a…

  9. Improving Curriculum Development Practices in a Technical Vocational Community College: Examining Effects of a Professional Development Arrangement for Middle Managers

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    Albashiry, Nabeel M.; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M.

    2015-01-01

    Learning about curriculum development is critical for middle managers of technical vocational institutions in order to assume curriculum leadership in maintaining and enhancing the quality and relevance of their educational programs. This case study reports on the design and effects of a professional development arrangement (PDA), with such a…

  10. Third Annual National Leadership Development Seminar for State Directors of Vocational Education. Articulation of Vocational Education Planning with Comprehensive State Planning.

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    Ward, Darrell L., Comp.; Kazarian, Edward N., Comp.

    More than 100 state directors and other leaders from 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico attended a 3-day inservice leadership development seminar to exchange information and examine coordinated state planning as it relates to programing in vocational-technical education. Seminar activities included group work sessions, a…

  11. Technical Education and Vocational Training in Central Africa. Feasibility Survey of the Regional Development of Rapid Vocational Training: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, and Gabon.

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    Organization for Rehabilitation through Training, Geneva (Switzerland).

    This final report is the result of a survey requested by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and undertaken by the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT) of four countries (Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, and Gabon) and a conference on vocational training sponsored by the Economic and Customs…

  12. Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers: Using Task Design and Analysis

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    Lee, Hea-Jin; Özgün-Koca, S. Asli

    2016-01-01

    This study is based on a Task Design and Analysis activity from a year-long professional development program. The activity was designed to increase teacher growth in several areas, including knowledge of mathematics, understanding of students' cognitive activity, knowledge of good questions, and ability to develop and improve high quality tasks.…

  13. Supporting Teachers Developing Mathematical Tasks with Digital Technology

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    Ratnayake, Iresha; Oates, Greg; Thomas, Mike

    2016-01-01

    A crucial step towards improving the conceptual use of digital technology (DT) in the mathematics classroom is to increase teacher involvement in the development of tasks. Hence, this research considers some teacher factors that might influence DT algebra task development and implementation in secondary schools. We observed and assisted one group…

  14. Improving curriculum development practices in a technical vocational community college: examining effects of a professional development arrangement for middle managers

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    Albashiry, N.M.; Voogt, J.M.; Pieters, J.M.

    2015-01-01

    Learning about curriculum development is critical for middle managers of technical vocational institutions in order to assume curriculum leadership in maintaining and enhancing the quality and relevance of their educational programs. This case study reports on the design and effects of a

  15. Improving curriculum development practices in a technical vocational community college: examining effects of a professional development arrangement for middle managers

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    Albashiry, N.M.; Voogt, J.M.; Pieters, J.M.

    2015-01-01

    Learning about curriculum development is critical for middle managers of technical vocational institutions in order to assume curriculum leadership in maintaining and enhancing the quality and relevance of their educational programs. This case study reports on the design and effects of a professiona

  16. SYSTEM AND ACTIVITY APPROACH TO THE PROBLEMS SOLUTION OF COMPUTER COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT OF FUTURE TEACHERS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

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    Full Text Available The scientific specification of system and activity approach in relation to conditions of the educational process aimed at the development of computer competence is presented in the article. The task of efficiency increase of training process in information technologies of future teachers of vocational education in area of economy and management is set in the present research. Thus the attention of authors is focused on involving the trainees’ creative potential as much as possible through the application of model of the operated creative process.Results. Research was conducted at the Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University; the main methods of research are a method of supervision, questioning and conversation. By results of research, the specifying steps to areas of technology of the organization of educational process, approaches and techniques are made; didactic materials and manuals that led to increase of results of educational process which main objective is an improvement of quality of formation of computer competence are developed.Scientific novelty. Though separate elements of this research have already appeared in scientific literature, but in such combination, in relation to this technique of the organization of educational process, with use of the user computer hermeneutics (the term is for the first time used in such definition researches have not been conducted yet.Practical significance. The practical importance of work originates in a problem of development of computer competence of future teachers of professional education and plays a key role in the development of continuous education in the conditions of a general computerization and large-scale development of a global network. 

  17. A Study on Teacher Autonomy in English Language Teacher’s Profes-sional Development in Vocational Colleges

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    ZHU Lan

    2016-01-01

    Teacher professional development (TPD), which is related with teacher education, has been the topic of vital signifi-cance in the world educational reform. There are diverse modes and approaches of teacher development, among which, teacher autonomy (TA) is a new concept. It is relatively new and has received insufficient attention in China, especially in vocational col-leges. The related research of this kind on English teachers in vocational colleges is far from enough. Based on this situation, some investigations were conducted on the topic of TA among 5 vocational colleges in Kunming, Yunnan Province. By utilizing questionnaires and interviews as the main investigation tools, the present author conducted the survey of the current situation of the English teachers’professional development and the existing problems, aiming at exploring the effective ways of promoting English language teachers’(autonomy) development in the context of vocational colleges.

  18. The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler: Toward an Adlerian Vocational Theory.

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    Watkins, C. Edward, Jr.

    1984-01-01

    Presents an Adlerian vocational theory with several hypotheses and corollaries regarding: (a) life style, (b) work as life task, (c) family atmosphere and relationships, and (d) early recollections. Develops predictive vocational statements and offers the resulting framework as a stimulant to generate further study of Adlerian vocational…

  19. The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler: Toward an Adlerian Vocational Theory.

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    Watkins, C. Edward, Jr.

    1984-01-01

    Presents an Adlerian vocational theory with several hypotheses and corollaries regarding: (a) life style, (b) work as life task, (c) family atmosphere and relationships, and (d) early recollections. Develops predictive vocational statements and offers the resulting framework as a stimulant to generate further study of Adlerian vocational…

  20. Relationships between Concept Mapping and Critical Thinking Skills of Vocational Nursing Students

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    Carson-Davis, Shirley

    2012-01-01

    The task of developing vocational nursing students' critical thinking abilities is one of the greatest challenges facing nurse educators today. Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) must be trained to think critically in order to provide safe patient care. Due to the expanded role and functions in the LVN's scope of practice, LVNs are making…

  1. Teaching Software Developers to Perform UX Tasks

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    Øvad, Tina; Bornoe, Nis; Larsen, Lars Bo

    2015-01-01

    Good UX design is becoming important within the industry when developing new products. This entails that UX skills have to be available in the development processes. This paper investigates the opportunities of using software developers as a UX work resource in the day-to-day working practice...

  2. A Task-Based Approach to Materials Development

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    Nunan, David

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this chapter is to present a task-based approach to materials development. In the first part of the chapter, I sketch out the evolution of task based language teaching, drawing on a distinction between synthetic and analytical approaches to syllabus design first articulated by Wilkins (1976).

  3. A Task-based Approach to Materials Development

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    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this chapter is to present a task-based approach to materials development. In the first part of the chapter, I sketch out the evolution of task based language teaching, drawing on a distinction between synthetic and analytical approaches to syllabus design first articulated by Wilkins (1976).

  4. A Task-based Approach to Materials Development

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this chapter is to present a task-based approach to materials development. In the first part of the chapter, I sketch out the evolution of task based language teaching, drawing on a distinction between synthetic and analytical approaches to syllabus design first articulated by Wilkins (1976.

  5. The development of a task analysis method applicable to the tasks of nuclear power plant

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    Yoon, Wan Chul; Park, Ji Soo; Baek, Dong Hyeon; Ham, Dong Han; Kim, Huhn [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1996-07-01

    While task analysis is one of the essential processes for human factors studies, traditional methods reveal weaknesses in dealing with the cognitive aspects, which become more critical in modern complex system. This report proposes a cognitive task analysis (CTA) method for identifying cognitive requirements of operators' tasks in nuclear power plants. The proposed CTA method is characterized by the information-oriented concept and procedure-based approach. The task prescription identifies the information requirements and trace the information flow to reveal the cognitive organization of task procedure with emphasis to the relations among the information requirements. The cognitive requirements are then analyzed in terms of cognitive span of task information, cognitive envelope and working memory relief point of t procedures, and working memory load. The proposed method is relatively simple and, possibly being incorporated in a full task analysis scheme, directly applicable to the design/evaluation of human-machine interfaces and operating procedures. A prototype of a computerized support system is developed for supporting the practicality of the proposed method. (Author) 104 refs., 8 tabs., 7 figs.

  6. The development of a task analysis method applicable to the tasks of nuclear power plant

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    Yoon, Wan Chul; Park, Ji Soo; Baek, Dong Hyeon; Ham, Dong Han; Kim, Huhn [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1996-07-01

    While task analysis is one of the essential processes for human factors studies, traditional methods reveal weaknesses in dealing with the cognitive aspects, which become more critical in modern complex system. This report proposes a cognitive task analysis (CTA) method for identifying cognitive requirements of operators' tasks in nuclear power plants. The proposed CTA method is characterized by the information-oriented concept and procedure-based approach. The task prescription identifies the information requirements and trace the information flow to reveal the cognitive organization of task procedure with emphasis to the relations among the information requirements. The cognitive requirements are then analyzed in terms of cognitive span of task information, cognitive envelope and working memory relief point of t procedures, and working memory load. The proposed method is relatively simple and, possibly being incorporated in a full task analysis scheme, directly applicable to the design/evaluation of human-machine interfaces and operating procedures. A prototype of a computerized support system is developed for supporting the practicality of the proposed method. (Author) 104 refs., 8 tabs., 7 figs.

  7. 浅谈职业教育教师“工匠型”专业化发展%Discussion on “Craftsman -oriented” Professional Development of Vocational Education Teachers

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    刘维娥

    2016-01-01

    目前,努力提高技术技能型人才的质量已得到高职院校普遍重视,但对于人才培养质量提高的关键因素———师资的专业化发展,理念上却比较传统。文本根据职业教育所承担的任务以及目前职业院校师资水平现状,提出提升职业教育教师的专业化水平要像训练“工匠”一样。“工匠型”专业化发展既是职业院校教师从业发展的必然要求,也是提高职业教育质量的关键所在。%currently ,higher vocational colleges have generally attached importance to improve the quality of skilled talents ;however ,as to the key factor of improving the quality of talents - profession‐al development of teachers , it is comparatively traditional in concept . This paper proposes that the process of improving the professional level of vocational education teachers should be like training“craftsman” according to the tasks born by the vocational education and current state of teachers ’ level in vocational schools .“Craftsman-oriented”professional development is not only an inevitable require‐ment for vocational development of teachers in vocational schools but also the key factor for improving vocational education quality .

  8. Considerations for the development of task-based search engines

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    Petcu, Paula; Dragusin, Radu

    2013-01-01

    Based on previous experience from working on a task-based search engine, we present a list of suggestions and ideas for an Information Retrieval (IR) framework that could inform the development of next generation professional search systems. The specific task that we start from is the clinicians......' information need in finding rare disease diagnostic hypotheses at the time and place where medical decisions are made. Our experience from the development of a search engine focused on supporting clinicians in completing this task has provided us valuable insights in what aspects should be considered...... by the developers of vertical search engines....

  9. Developing a Virtual Reality-Based Vocational Rehabilitation Training Program for Patients with Schizophrenia.

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    Sohn, Bo Kyung; Hwang, Jae Yeon; Park, Su Mi; Choi, Jung-Seok; Lee, Jun-Young; Lee, Ji Yeuon; Jung, Hee-Yeon

    2016-11-01

    Maintaining employment is difficult for patients with schizophrenia because of deterioration of psychosocial and cognitive functions. Such patients usually require vocational rehabilitation training, which is both demanding and costly. In this study, we developed a virtual reality-based vocational rehabilitation training program (VR-VRTP) for such patients and evaluated its feasibility as an alternative to traditional rehabilitation programs. We developed the VR-VRTP to include various situations commonly encountered in two types of occupations: convenience store employee and supermarket clerk. We developed practical situations, as well as a system for providing feedback, to ensure patients would not lose interest during training. Nine participants each performed the VR-VRTP repeatedly per week for a total of 8 weeks. At baseline and after training, all participants were evaluated using the following clinical and neuropsychological tests: Manchester Scale, Clinical Global Impression, Personal and Social Performance Scale (PSP), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Zung Depression Rating Scale, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Stroop Test, Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (RCFT), and Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AVLT). After training, patient scores improved on the PSP, general symptoms on the Manchester Scale, AVLT, and delayed recall on the RCFT. The Manchester positive symptom score showed a trend of improvement. No significant changes were observed for other measures. The VR-VRTP may improve general psychosocial function and memory, potentially influencing real-world vocational performance. These findings provide preliminary evidence regarding the utility of the VR-VRTP in patients with schizophrenia.

  10. Systematic Task Allocation Evaluation in Distributed Software Development

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    Münch, Jürgen; Lamersdorf, Ansgar

    Systematic task allocation to different development sites in global software development projects can open business and engineering perspectives and help to reduce risks and problems inherent in distributed development. Relying only on a single evaluation criterion such as development cost when distributing tasks to development sites has shown to be very risky and often does not lead to successful solutions in the long run. Task allocation in global software projects is challenging due to a multitude of impact factors and constraints. Systematic allocation decisions require the ability to evaluate and compare task allocation alternatives and to effectively establish customized task allocation practices in an organization. In this article, we present a customizable process for task allocation evaluation that is based on results from a systematic interview study with practitioners. In this process, the relevant criteria for evaluating task allocation alternatives are derived by applying principles from goal-oriented measurement. In addition, the customization of the process is demonstrated, related work and limitations are sketched, and an outlook on future work is given.

  11. Development and application of a brief measure of emotional intelligence for vocational high school teachers.

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    Wu, Shwu Ming

    2004-12-01

    To develop a psychometrically sound, self-report measure of emotional intelligence and examine the scores of vocational high school teachers by sex and age, 375 Taiwanese vocational high school teachers (186 men, 189 women) completed the 25-item Emotional Intelligence Scale of five domains: Self-awareness, Managing Emotions, Self-motivation, Empathy, and Handling Relationships. Analysis indicated that these teachers reported higher scores on Self-awareness and Empathy but slightly lower on Managing Emotions. The women gave higher self-ratings on Self-awareness and Empathy than the men. There were also significant differences across age groups on Self-awareness, Self-motivation, Empathy and the Total score for the Emotional Intelligence Scale.

  12. System Approach Techniques for Developing Bilingual-Vocational and Vocational English as a Second Language Curriculum at the College Level.

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    Kotesky, Arturo A.; Mrowicki, Linda G.

    This paper describes the instructional components of the Bilingual Access Program (BAP) at Elgin Illinois Community College, a federally funded 5-year project established to supplement regular vocational programs as a means to provide language training to limited English-speaking adults so that they leave with additional employable skills related…

  13. GENERAL TASKS OF MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses basic implementation aspects of the Mathematical Education Development Concept, adopted by the Russian Government in 2013. According to the above document, the main problems of mathematical education include: low motivation of secondary and higher school students for studying the discipline, resulted from underestimation of mathematical knowledge; and outdated educational content, overloaded by technical elements. In the author’s opinion, a number of important new mathematical fields, developed over the last years, - the graph theory, discrete mathematics, encoding theory, fractal geometry, etc – have a large methodological and applied educational potential. However, these new subdisciplines have very little representation both in the secondary and higher school mathematical curricula. As a solution for overcoming the gap between the latest scientific achievements and pedagogical practices, the author recommends integration of the above mentioned mathematical disciplines in educational curricula instead of some outdated technical issues. In conclusion, the paper emphasizes the need for qualified mathematical teachers’ training for solving the problems of students’ motivation development and content updates.

  14. Is the Go/No-Go Lexical Decision Task Preferable to the Yes/No Task with Developing Readers?

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    Moret-Tatay, Carmen; Perea, Manuel

    2011-01-01

    The lexical decision task is probably the most common laboratory visual word identification task together with the naming task. In the usual setup, participants need to press the "yes" button when the stimulus is a word and the "no" button when the stimulus is not a word. A number of studies have employed this task with developing readers;…

  15. Is the Go/No-Go Lexical Decision Task Preferable to the Yes/No Task with Developing Readers?

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    Moret-Tatay, Carmen; Perea, Manuel

    2011-01-01

    The lexical decision task is probably the most common laboratory visual word identification task together with the naming task. In the usual setup, participants need to press the "yes" button when the stimulus is a word and the "no" button when the stimulus is not a word. A number of studies have employed this task with developing readers;…

  16. 任务型教学法对高职学生自主学习能力培养探索%Research and Practice on Task-based Approach to Students' Learning Autonomy in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    许迎军

    2011-01-01

    One of the objectives of the College English curriculum reform is to promote the development of learners' autonomy. The Task-based Language which emphasizes the concept of "learning by doing" teaching is a teaching approach of student-centered and achieving teaching aims by communication'and cooperation. Combining with the practice of English teaching of Higher Vocational Colleges and contrasting between Task-based language teaching approach and traditional teaching method, the study is to validate the effect on students' learning autonomy by the implementation of Task-based Language Teaching Approach.%21世纪对于大学英语课程改革的重要目标就是培养大学生的英语自主学习能力。任务型教学以学生作为教学的中心,强调“做中学”的理念,通过学生的交流合作达到学习的目的。研究结合高职英语教学的实际,对比传统的教育教学模式,来探讨任务型教学模式对于高职学生自主学习能力的影响。

  17. Development of an E-Learning instructional model for vocational training in Indonesia.

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    Triyono, Bruri M.; Köhler, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    This research aims to produce an E-learning instructional model for vocational schools (VS) in Indonesia by implementing a system of E-learning instructional design that allows teachers to develop and teach their own e-learning lessons. This study reports a design-based research and development activity which was performed over three years, 2012-2014. In the first year, assessment and development of criteria for E-learning & instructional design in VS and its indicators were performed. The se...

  18. Task- based Language Teaching Approaches in Higher Vocational Education%探析高职高专英语课程“任务型”教学法

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    杨竹; 蒋琳; 陈琳

    2011-01-01

    This paper introduces and analyzes the major approaches to foreign language teaching, on the basis of which the combination of the task - based language teaching approach and the English curriculum reform in higher vocational education is put forward. Besides, the preliminary study on the design of new courses is conducted.%本文介绍、分析了我国主要外语教学法,并在此基础上提出将“任务型”教学法与高职高专英语课程改革相结合,还对新的课程设计做出了初步思考。

  19. On Sustainable Development of Practical Oral English Contest for Vocational College Students

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    李媛媛

    2014-01-01

    English education is an important part of the strategy for sustainable development in our country,so the English language skills contest must take the way of sustainable development.Practical oral English contest has provided vocational college students with a platform to show their language skills.Its content is combined with job requirements in enterprises,intending to cultivate the students’ interpersonal communication skills in the workplace.To promote the growth of the contest,the outdated concept of English teaching must change so as to meet the challenges of the new era.

  20. Student Assessment System. Student Performance Record. Task Detailing. Allied Health Occupations/Practical Nursing. Georgia Vocational Education Program Articulation.

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    Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. of Vocational Education.

    This booklet lists tasks and functions the health occupations student should be able to do upon entering an employment situation or a postsecondary school. (Listings are also available for the areas of cosmetology and transportation/automotive mechanics.) Tasks are coded to correspond to those on the Student Performance Record, which details a…

  1. DEVELOPING THE CONCEPTUAL APPROACH TO STANDARDIZATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

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    V. I. Blinov

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyzes educational standards as the key concept of modern education; their interrelation with the national qualifications system and professional standards being considered. The authors denote the reasons for changing the conceptual approach to the standard developments, and demonstrate the possible ways of educational quality assurance.Diversification and mobility of the modern qualifications along with the fast technological changes affects the educational content and knowledge acquisition, and requires the variable and flexible educational  curricula and management. The global development trends, concerning the educational quality standards, involve their orientation on the learning outcomes, which should be taken into account while developing the Federal State Educational Standards of the fourth generation. The authors reveal the structure of the future standard, outline its implementation stages, and demonstrate the mechanism guaranteeing the regulatory legal provision of professional education. 

  2. Organisational and task factors influencing teachers’ professional development at work

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    Evers, A.T.; Heijden, B.I.J.M. van der; Kreijns, K.

    2016-01-01

    - Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate organisational (cultural and relational) and task factors which potentially enhance teachers’ professional development at work (TPD at Work). The development of lifelong learning competencies and, consequently, the careers of teachers, has

  3. Comprehensive Career Development for Illinois: Findings and Recommendations of the Illinois Career Development Task Force

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    Williams, J. Mark; Bragg, Debra D.; Makela, Julia Panke

    2008-01-01

    This report summarizes major findings and recommendations of the Illinois Career Development Task Force. The first section provides background information on Task Force formation, membership, meetings, and discussion topics. The second section defines career development, based on the consensus-building process employed by the Task Force, and…

  4. Sociopolitical development, work salience, and vocational expectations among low socioeconomic status African American, Latin American, and Asian American youth.

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    Diemer, Matthew A; Wang, Qiu; Moore, Traymanesha; Gregory, Shannon R; Hatcher, Keisha M; Voight, Adam M

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    Structural barriers constrain marginalized youths' development of work salience and vocational expectations. Sociopolitical development (SPD), the consciousness of, and motivation to reduce, sociopolitical inequality, may facilitate the negotiation of structural constraints. A structural model of SPD's impact on work salience and vocational expectations was proposed and its generalizability tested among samples of low-socioeconomic-status African American, Latin American, and Asian American youth, with Educational Longitudinal Study data. Measurement and temporal invariance of these constructs was first established before testing the proposed model across the samples. Across the three samples, 10th-grade SPD had significant effects on 10th-grade work salience and vocational expectations; 12th-grade SPD had a significant effect on 12th-grade work salience. Tenth-grade SPD had significant indirect effects on 12th-grade work salience and on 12th-grade vocational expectations for all three samples. These results suggest that SPD facilitates the agentic negotiation of constraints on the development of work salience and vocational expectations. Given the impact of adolescent career development on adult occupational attainment, SPD may also foster social mobility among youth constrained by an inequitable opportunity structure.

  5. Communicative Competence Development in the Course of Vocational Training

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    Full Text Available The paper, devoted to the communicative competence development, regards it as the key element of professional competence. Modern specialists in any sphere of professional activity need the necessary information and communication skills (i.e. the ability to use the principles of busyness communication for planning and analysis, goal-setting, choosing strategies, understanding the partners’ intentions and modifying the communication ways. The author highlights the labor market requirements to communication skills of the higher school graduates, and insists on introducing the theoretical and practical methods of communication competence development into the educational curricula. The paper specifies the aspects of perception and reflection in interpersonal contacts, and describes the group training methods with the main emphasis on such collective forms as role plays, group discussions, and training sessions. The outlines of the training program in business communication are given along with its approbation results including the improvements in students’ self-assessment, group communication, feelings, moods, activity, self-control in conflict situations, etc. 

  6. Will Skills Save Us? Rethinking the Relationships between Vocational Education, Skills Development Policies, and Social Policy in South Africa

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    Allais, Stephanie

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines experiences with "skills development" in South Africa to contribute to broader debates about "skills" and the relationships between vocational education and development. Numerous policy interventions and the creation of new institutions and systems for skills development in South Africa are widely seen as…

  7. Structural Elaboration of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Systems in Developing Countries: The Cases of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

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    Maurer, Markus

    2012-01-01

    While technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is re-emerging on the agenda of many development agencies and governments of developing countries alike, there remains a serious lack of theoretically grounded literature on how skills formation systems in developing countries change over time, and how these transformations are…

  8. Technical Vocational Education and Training for Micro-Enterprise Development in Ethiopia: A Solution or Part of the Problem?

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    Gondo, Tendayi; Dafuleya, Gift

    2010-01-01

    Technical vocational education and training (TVET) programmes have recently received increased attention as an area of priority for stimulating growth in developed and developing countries. This paper considers the situation in Ethiopia where the promotion of micro and small-sized enterprises (MSEs) has been central to the development and…

  9. Technical Vocational Education and Training for Micro-Enterprise Development in Ethiopia: A Solution or Part of the Problem?

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    Gondo, Tendayi; Dafuleya, Gift

    2010-01-01

    Technical vocational education and training (TVET) programmes have recently received increased attention as an area of priority for stimulating growth in developed and developing countries. This paper considers the situation in Ethiopia where the promotion of micro and small-sized enterprises (MSEs) has been central to the development and…

  10. Entrepreneurship as a Competitive Development of Vocational Education: Theory and Practice

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    Full Text Available The paper considers the complex of economic processes in the sphere of the higher vocational education. The research is aimed at investigating, clarifying and systemizing the theoretical concepts of entrepreneur- ship in the context of the knowledge economy and rising competitiveness in the market of scientific and educational services. The research methodology basis involves the works of domestic and foreign scholars in the fields of competitive development, entrepreneurship, quasi-markets theories and self- developing organizations. The paper presents the author’s interpretation of the university entrepreneurship as the integrated and systematic process generated by the dramatic changes of socio-economic development, increasing global trends of economy intellectualization, significant proportion of scientific and educational services, and increasing role of modernization in sustaining the state welfare and stability. The university entrepreneurship is regarded as a synthesis of creative, innovative, commercial and managerial activities in the market of scientific and educational services, labor market, industrial and financial markets. The interrelation of economic and social aspects of university business is revealed including the links between the government, universities, scientific educational institutions, business community, households and other subjects of educational service market. The application of the main theoretical principles of the research concerning the higher school business vector is demonstrated by the practical activity of the Russian Vocational Pedagogical University. 

  11. 对我国职业院校学生职业道德发展状况的诊断研究%Large-Scale Diagnosis on the Vocational Ethics Development of Vocational Institution Students in China

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    赵志群; 杨琳

    2011-01-01

    Vocational ethics education is an important part of vocational education.The paper offers a large-scale diagnostic analysis on the development of the vocational ethics of vocational institution students in China.The research found that students are unable to differientiate vocational identity from work ethics,vocational commitment from organizational commitment;and the commitment and vocational ethics of students of different institutions and specialities have significant difference,which is directly related to the specialty setup,learning content and the work organisation of enterprises.The approach adopted in this paper provides a new view for the development of vocational education research and vocational education management.%职业道德教育是职业教育的重要组成部分。通过对职业院校学生职业道德发展状况进行大尺度诊断(large-scale diagnostic)分析研究,发现我国职校学生尚无法区分职业认同感与工作道德、职业承诺与组织承诺;不同学校、不同专业学生的承诺和职业道德有显著差异,这与职业院校的专业设置、学习内容和实习企业的工作安排有直接关系。本文采用的研究方法为职教研究和职教管理提供了一种新思路。

  12. Cooperative Tasks and Lexical Development of EFL Learners

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    Yazdani Moghaddam, Masoud; Fakhraee Faruji, Laleh

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    This study has been an attempt to investigate the impact of cooperative tasks on the lexical development of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. Sixty male and female students, who had scored homogeneously in a teacher-made proficiency test, participated in this study. Both the control and the experimental groups participated in a multiple-choice…

  13. The Structural and Functional Model of Development of Profession-Oriented and Specialized Competences of Students at Vocational and Pedagogical Higher Educational Establishments

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    Guzanov, Boris N.; Tarasyuk, Olga V.; Bashkova, Svetlana A.; Ustakova, Daria A.; Sotskova, Svetlana I.

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    The topicality of the problem under study is based on requirements of the society and the shortage of teachers of vocational education on the labour market, aimed at successful vocational and pedagogical activities by means of the needed level of development of profession-oriented and specialized competences through self-development and…

  14. The Role of Vocational Education and Training in Palestine in Addressing Inequality and Promoting Human Development

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    Full Text Available UNESCO's new emphasis on vocational education and training as transformative, and concerns in particular with equity and sustainable human development, has been strongly influenced by a recent literature on VET and human development that has a particular focus on the most marginalised, especially young women, and is concerned with how their aspirations, agency and achievement of wellbeing can be promoted in the face of wide-ranging structural obstacles. This article seeks to further develop that account through an even stronger emphasis on VET in the context of extreme poverty, inequality and marginalisation as faced in Palestine. VET in Palestine serves many of the poorest and most disenfranchised in Palestinian society in a context of profound structural obstacles to wellbeing achievement. Our analysis show a very positive story of how VET has helped highly disadvantaged young Palestinians, particularly young women, to make progress on their human development.

  15. Sociopolitical Development, Work Salience, and Vocational Expectations among Low Socioeconomic Status African American, Latin American, and Asian American Youth

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    Diemer, Matthew A.; Wang, Qiu; Moore, Traymanesha; Gregory, Shannon R.; Hatcher, Keisha M.; Voight, Adam M.

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    Structural barriers constrain marginalized youths' development of work salience and vocational expectations. Sociopolitical development (SPD), the consciousness of, and motivation to reduce, sociopolitical inequality, may facilitate the negotiation of structural constraints. A structural model of SPD's impact on work salience and vocational…

  16. The effects of portfolio-based advice on the development of self-directed learning skills in secondary vocational education

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    Kicken, Wendy; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; Van Merriënboer, Jeroen; Slot, Wim

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    Kicken, W., Brand-Gruwel, S., Van Merrienboer, J. J. G., & Slot, W. (2009). The effects of portfolio-based advice on the development of self-directed learning skills in secondary vocational education. Educational Technology Research and Development, 57(4), 439 - 460. DOI: 10.1007/s11423-009-9111-3

  17. Using Video Modeling Delivered through iPods to Teach Vocational Tasks to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

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    Kellems, Ryan O.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using video modeling delivered through a Portable media player (video iPod) as a means of teaching three job-related tasks to four young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in a community-based employment setting. The videos used in the study were enhanced by adding written…

  18. The Application of Task-based Teaching Method in the Teaching of Tourism English in Higher Vocational Colleges%任务型教学法在高职旅游英语教学中的应用

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    2015-01-01

    Combined with the practical teaching of tourism English courses in higher vocational colleges,this paper has dis-cussed the current situation of tourism English teaching and summarized the advantages of the task based teaching method in the teaching of tourism English.It also concluded the demands on teachers and the teaching strategies of the task-based teaching method of tourism English courses in Higher vocational colleges.%结合高职院校旅游英语课程教学实践,论述了高职旅游英语教学现状,归纳了任务型教学法在高职旅游英语教学方面的优势,总结了任务型教学法对教师的要求和高职旅游英语课程任务型教学的教学策略。

  19. 任务驱动教学法在高职数学课堂教学中的应用%Application of Task-driven Teaching Methods in the Higher Vocational Mathematics Class Teaching

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    彭庆英

    2012-01-01

    针对高职数学教学中存在的问题,提出了在高职数学教学中使用任务驱动教学法的必要性,讨论了在高职数学教学中实施任务驱动教学法的策略。使用了任务驱动教学法后的教学得到了很明显的效果。%According to the problems of the higher vocational mathematics teaching,it raised the need of using the task-driven teaching methods in higher vocational mathematics teaching,discussed its implementation strategy.We got obvious effect after the application of task-driven teaching methods.

  20. Full and Harmonious Development of Vocational Humanistic Education%全面和谐发展与高职人文教育

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    2012-01-01

      高等职业教育作为中国高等教育的重要组成部分,肩负着为社会培养高素质、高技能、适应社会发展要求的技术人才的重任。因此,面对社会对高技能人才的大量迫切需求,高职教育的人文环境构建、人才培养目标、培养模式以及教学内容、教学方法、管理模式必须符合社会竞争力要求。但不论怎样,培养"健全的人"的与科学教育融合的人文教育是人类的教育理想,也是高职教育的发展方向。%  Vocational education, as an important part of China's higher education, shoulder social cultivating high-quality, highly skilled task of technical personnel to adapt to the requirements of social development. Therefore, in the face of the community for a large number of highly skilled personnel, the urgent needs of the human environment of the vocational education building, personnel training objectives, training mode, teaching content, teaching methods, management models must comply with the requirements of social competitiveness. But regardless of how the train"sound"and scientific education humanities education is a human ideal of education, but also the direction of the development of vocational education.

  1. A Spotlight on Vocational Learning

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    Williams, Jenny

    2012-01-01

    Announced by government in "New Challenges, New Chances" in December 2011, the sector-led Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning has been tasked with raising the quality, and improving the outcomes and impact, of adult vocational teaching and learning for learners and employers. It is a commission focused on the future--of…

  2. A Spotlight on Vocational Learning

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    Williams, Jenny

    2012-01-01

    Announced by government in "New Challenges, New Chances" in December 2011, the sector-led Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning has been tasked with raising the quality, and improving the outcomes and impact, of adult vocational teaching and learning for learners and employers. It is a commission focused on the future--of people,…

  3. International Conference on Recent Research and Development in Vocational Education (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, March 12-19, 1989). Additional Papers.

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    TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Payneham (Australia).

    The conference recorded in this document covered a wide variety of themes and consisted of keynote addresses, research presentations, and workshops. The following keynote addresses are include: "Some Recent TAFE National Centre Research and Development in Australian Vocational Education" (Hall); "Vocational Teacher Education:…

  4. International Conference on Recent Research and Development in Vocational Education (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, March 12-19, 1989). Conference Papers. Volume 2.

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    TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Payneham (Australia).

    The conference recorded in this document covered a wide variety of themes and consisted of keynote addresses, research presentations, and workshops. The following workshop presentations are included: "Vocational Education in a Developing Country" (Theron); "From the Technical to the Critical: A New Agenda for Vocational Education…

  5. Development of a hospital mobile platform for logistics tasks

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    Full Text Available Healthcare services heavily rely on healthcare staff and subsequently, there is the need to improve healthcare staff׳s workflow. The deployment of an automated mobile base will help enhance the productivity of logistics tasks in the hospital, like collection and delivery. By improving such logistic tasks healthcare personal is able to focus on other tasks to serve the community better. Currently there are commercial solutions to deal with these logistic tasks, where a mobile base is able to move from one place to another in a structured environment like a hospital. In this paper, we present our approach to develop a cost effective mobile base to be used for delivery in healthcare amenities. The proposed approach is able to navigate among stations in the hospital by first creating a map of the floor and then indicating the location of these stations. This reduces the additional cost of drawing lines on the floor or to put laser markers and many of the commercial solutions required. In addition, the proposed solution is able to navigate while being safe for the people moving around and to the transported items. The paper discusses the design consideration of the system, the navigation and the battery management to ensure that the system is able to run autonomously without the need recharge often.

  6. The Development of a National System of Vocational Qualifications: A Discussion Paper. UNESCO-UNEVOC Discussion Paper Series. Volume 2

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    UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 2006

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    The aim of this paper is to inform readers about the development of national qualifications systems and to provide guidance for countries aiming to set up or reform their systems. The paper is written in the context of vocational qualifications--that is, qualifications that are designed to prepare people for work or to assess their performance in…

  7. The Development, Evolution, and Status of Holland's Theory of Vocational Personalities: Reflections and Future Directions for Counseling Psychology

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    Nauta, Margaret M.

    2010-01-01

    This article celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of John L. Holland's (1959) theory of vocational personalities and work environments by describing the theory's development and evolution, its instrumentation, and its current status. Hallmarks of Holland's theory are its empirical testability and its user-friendliness. By…

  8. The concept of competence in the development of vocational education and training in selected EU member states: a critical analysis

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    Mulder, M.; Weigel, T.M.; Collins, K.M.

    2007-01-01

    This contribution follows the descriptive review of Weigel, Mulder and Collins regarding the use of the competence concept in the development of vocational education and training in England, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The purpose of this contribution is to review the critical analyses

  9. Re-Engineering Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) for Sustainable Development in North Central Geo-Political Zone, Nigeria

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    Sofoluwe, Abayomi Olumade

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the study is to re-engineer vocational and technical education for sustainable development in the North Central Geo-Political Zone in Nigeria. The research design adopted was a survey inferential type. Stratified random was used to select 36 schools out of 98 schools while 920 students out of 3680 students were sampled. The data…

  10. The Research on the Status, Rehabilitation, Education, Vocational Development, Social Integration and Support Services Related to Intellectual Disability in China

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    Wu, Lihui; Qiu, Zhuoying; Wong, Daniel; Hernandez, Lucy Wong; Zhao, Qianlei

    2010-01-01

    Intellectual disability (ID) is a prevalent form of non-progressive cognitive impairment. The objectives of this articles are: to analyze the changes of ID in China, including its definition, prevalence, rehabilitation, education, vocational development, social life and support services; to review and to compare the issues of intellectual…

  11. Vocational Education Manual. Peace Corps/Tunisia. A Handbook for Volunteers. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Reprint R-46.

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    Opper, Howard

    This manual was developed to train Peace Corps volunteers to teach vocational education in Tunisia, although it also has applications to the training of volunteers in other countries. The book is organized into four sections. The first section is an introduction that provides background information on the school system and the Peace Corps…

  12. Critical Issues in Assessment: Let's Take the Mystery out of Assessment for Vocational Preparation, Career Development, and Transition.

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    Assessment of students with disabilities is addressed in the context of career development, vocational education, and transition. Assessment is viewed as humanistic, therapeutic, holistic, and leading to self-determination and self-advocacy. Profiling, a process of linking a database of aptitude, skills, abilities, and instructional methodology,…

  13. The "Academization" of the German Qualification System: Recent Developments in the Relationships between Vocational Training and Higher Education in Germany

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    Wolter, Andrä; Kerst, Christian

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    The traditional German model of skill formation was based on the rather strict segmentation between vocational training and higher education. However, during recent years this differentiation has slowly dissolved, partly by politically motivated developments to increase the permeability between both sectors and partly as a result of latent changes…

  14. The Development, Evolution, and Status of Holland's Theory of Vocational Personalities: Reflections and Future Directions for Counseling Psychology

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    Nauta, Margaret M.

    2010-01-01

    This article celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of John L. Holland's (1959) theory of vocational personalities and work environments by describing the theory's development and evolution, its instrumentation, and its current status. Hallmarks of Holland's theory are its empirical testability and its user-friendliness. By…

  15. Re-Engineering Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) for Sustainable Development in North Central Geo-Political Zone, Nigeria

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    Sofoluwe, Abayomi Olumade

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the study is to re-engineer vocational and technical education for sustainable development in the North Central Geo-Political Zone in Nigeria. The research design adopted was a survey inferential type. Stratified random was used to select 36 schools out of 98 schools while 920 students out of 3680 students were sampled. The data…

  16. Development of a Cognitive Robotic System for Simple Surgical Tasks

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    Riccardo Muradore; Paolo Fiorini; Gokhan Akgun; Duygun Erol Barkana; Marcello Bonfe; Fabrizio Boriero; Andrea Caprara; Giacomo Rossi; Riccardo Dodi; Ole Jakob Elle; Federica Ferraguti; Lorenza Gasperotti; Roger Gassert; Kim Mathiassen; Dilla Handini

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    ARTICLE International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems Development of a Cognitive Robotic System for Simple Surgical Tasks Invited Feature Article Riccardo Muradore1*, Paolo Fiorini1, Gokhan Akgun2, Duygun Erol Barkana3, Marcello Bonfe4, Fabrizio Boriero1, Andrea Caprara11, Giacomo De Rossi1, Riccardo Dodi5, Ole Jakob Elle6, Federica Ferraguti7, Lorenza Gasperotti1, Roger Gassert8, Kim Mathiassen6, Dilla Handini9, Olivier Lambercy8, Lin Li10, Maarja Kruusmaa10, Aura...

  17. Task group to develop list of environmental standards

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    A new task group designed to develop a list of existing and potential standards that are applicable to environmental contamination problems in soil, rock, and groundwater has been established by the American Society for Testing a n d Materials (ASTM) Subcommittee on Geotechnics of Waste Management. The list currently includes over 60 existing and draft ASTM standards from ASTM committees in the areas of site characterization, construction evaluation, and geosynthetics.

  18. The Role of Tasks in Developing Communities of Mathematical Inquiry.

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    Peressini, Dominic; Knuth, Eric

    2000-01-01

    Examines the nature of mathematically rich tasks and varied ways in which students respond to these tasks. Explores approaches for using such tasks to foster inquiry that engages children in mathematical practice. (Contains 16 references.) (ASK)

  19. Essential competencies analysis of a training model development for non-formal vocational teachers under the office of the non-formal and informal education in Thailand

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    Full Text Available Non-formal vocational education provides practical experiences in a particular occupational field to non-formal semi-skilled learners. Non-formal vocational teachers are the key persons to deliver particular occupational knowledge. The essential competencies enhancement for non-sformal vocational teachers will improve teaching performance. The question of the research is what the essential competencies for the nonformal vocational teachers are. The research method was 1 to review related literature, 2 to collect a needs assessment, and 3 to analyse the essential competencies for non-formal vocational teachers. The population includes non-formal vocational teachers at the executive level and nonformal vocational teachers. The results from the essential competencies analysis found that the essential competencies for non-formal vocational teachers consist of 5 capabilities including 1 Adult learning design capability, 2 Adult learning principle application capability, 3 ICT searching capability for teaching preparation, 4 Instructional plan development capability and 5 Instructional media development capability.

  20. Returns to General, Technical, and Vocational Education in Developing Countries: Recent Evidence from Suriname.

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    Horowitz, Andrew W.; Schenzler, Christopher

    1999-01-01

    Employing a new Surinam data set, estimates private and social returns to technical, vocational, and two general-education tracks (mathematics and language). For both genders, returns to either track exceed returns to general or vocational education. Female returns to the language track exceed those to mathematics; males show the reverse. (36…

  1. An Emancipatory Communitarian Approach to Vocational Development Theory, Research, and Practice

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    Blustein, David L.; McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; Perry, Justin C.

    2005-01-01

    Building on recent calls for a more explicit and intentional endorsement of social justice goals within counseling psychology and vocational psychology, this article proposes Prilleltensky's (1997) emancipatory communitarian approach to psychological practice as a useful framework for vocational theory, practice, and research. Such a framework…

  2. Achievement Motivation and the Vocational Development of Adolescent Women: A Review and Application of Achievement Motivation Research to Vocational Development Theory.

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    Celkis, Ruta

    Achievement motivation research provides a basis for understanding the processes by which socialization into stereotypical feminine roles shapes the educational and vocational aspirations of adolescent women. Young women are socialized to be interested in pleasing others, motivated to achieve in traditionally feminine areas, and fearful of success…

  3. Study on DSM-based task planning of product cooperative development

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    The results of analyzing the managerial characteristics and complexity of product cooperative development suggest that task planning is an important aspect for process management of product cooperative development and the method for planning tasks should be able to model the dependency between tasks and iterations during the development process. In this paper, a DSM-based method and its corresponding optimization algorithms are developed. At first the coupled task sets and uncoupled task sets are identified...

  4. Development of the technical leadership skills scale in vocational and technical high school administrators: Reliability and validity studies

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to develop a scale for the determination technical leadership skills of vocational and technical high school administrators. For the study, the sample was comprised of a total of 236 vocational education teachers working at nine out of 22 technical and vocational high schools located in the Şahinbey and Şehitkamil districts of Gaziantep Province. The criteria for sample selection were twofold: (1 The selected schools are the longest established in the districts, and (2 the participant teachers had been working with the same school administrators at these schools for at least one year. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA were performed by the researcher in order to determine the construct validity of the scale. EFA results indicated that the scale had three sub-dimensions. The sub-dimensions were “Pedagogical and Social Skills”, “Managerial Skills”, and “Professional Skills”. The final form of the scale consisted of 40 items. Internal consistency coefficients of the scores taken from the sub-dimensions varied between .94 and .95. Research results concluded that the Technical Leadership Skills Scale (TLSS is a valid and reliable measurement instrument to determine technical leadership skills of vocational and technical high school administrators.

  5. THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTERS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Full Text Available This paper presents an educational proposal of a technical nature but with bases rooted in popular education (Freire, 1970. It aims to provide lights on how vocational education, could have a link to the local development of the territory. Local development has its maximum exponents in the fields of the recovery of the endogenous sources and in the articulation of the associative network (Herrera, 2009, with the consequent benefit of enhancing participatory instruments that improve the democratic exchanges of territory. The educative centers may have a privileged territory view, converge in the same few elements, actors and actresses key, also if the Centre has the role of formative work development from the articulation of the productive elements, we have a resource of excellent characteristics for local development. The proposal is therefore, the linkage of the Centers for education and work with a perspective of local development, especially in areas with low social structuring communities, i.e., high rates of unemployment, schooling, economic difficulties, etc. These scenarios are very common in urban peripheries both in Europe and in America, but these fields, can also be found in certain rural communities, Latin American, although with different characteristics. The incidence in the local promotion, in these cases, will have a special responsibility, since the work by the unfinished schooling and educational inclusion, without doubt, work for community development (Torrent, 2012.

  6. A Discussion on the Application of Task-based Language Teaching in Higher Vocational College English Teaching%浅析任务型教学法在高职英语教学中的应用

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    2014-01-01

    任务型教学法是一种以学生为中心,以完成任务为目标,培养学生综合运用语言能力的教学方法。文章阐述了任务型教学法的定义,分析了这种新型的教学法对高职英语教学发展的促进意义,并且探讨了任务型教学法在高职英语教学中的具体操作。%Task-based language teaching is a student-centered teaching method which can be applied to higher vocational college English teaching to cultivate students’ integrated language skills by fulfilling various tasks. This paper puts forwards task-based language teaching, and then analyzes the significances of the new teaching method and the operation of task-based language teaching in higher vo-cational college English teaching.

  7. 任务型教学法在中职英语阅读课中的应用%Application of Task-based Teaching Method in Secondary Vocational English Reading Class

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    林英波

    2016-01-01

    With the comprehensive promotion of new curriculum standards, the traditional teaching mode has been unable to adapt to the new teaching situation, so the traditional teaching mode should be upgraded to inject fresh blood. English as a lan-guage of communication. Therefore, it is necessary to abandon the traditional verbatim teaching mode, this paper of task based language teaching in Secondary Vocational English reading class in the application as the research content, from the difference between the concept of task-based teaching and traditional teaching, task-based teaching method applied to secondary voca-tional English Reading Teaching significance and task based language teaching in Secondary Vocational English reading class in the specific application of this three aspects of in-depth analysis and research.%随着新课标的全面推广,传统的教学模式已经不能适应新的教学形势,因此需要将传统的教学模式进行升级改造,注入新鲜的血液。英语作为语言具有交际性,因此需要摈弃传统的逐字逐句的教学模式,本文对任务型教学在中职英语阅读课中的应用为研究内容,从任务型教学概念与传统教学的区别,将任务型教学方法运用到中职英语阅读课教学中的意义和任务型教学在中职英语阅读课中的具体运用这三方面进行深入的分析和研究。

  8. Thoughts on the Development Trend of Modern Agriculture and Agricultural Vocational Education%关于现代农业发展趋势与农业职业教育的思考

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    罗迈钦; 何荣誉; 刘芳

    2014-01-01

    现代农业发展离不开农业职业教育,农业职业教育必须面向现代农业发展。文章通过详细分析湖南现代农业的发展趋势,指出培养技术技能型人才、造就新型职业农民是现代农业职业教育面临的新任务,并对农业职业教育如何服务现代农业提出了建议。%The development of modern agriculture cannot do without agriculture vocational education, and agricultural voca-tional education must meet the needs of the development of modern agriculture.Through detailed analysis of Hunan modern agri-cultural development trend, this paper points out that the training of technical talents, and cultivating the new type professional farmers is a new task for modern agriculture vocational education, and it also puts forward suggestions to agricultural occupation education on how to service modern agriculture .

  9. Task Engagement: A Turning Point in Foreign Language Development.

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    Platt, Elizabeth J.; Brooks, Frank B.

    2002-01-01

    Uses a sociocultural framework to suggest task engagement as a viable construct in second language learning research. Examines second language learner data to identify task engagement as it emerges, unfolds in dialogic activity, and becomes associated with he transformation of task, self, and group. (Author/VWL)

  10. Finnish WorldSkills Achievers’ Vocational Talent Development and School-to-Work Pathways

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    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the perceptions of vocational expertise and school-to-work pathways among WorldSkills Competition (WSC achievers and their co-workers and employers within the Finnish context. At the biennial international WSC, young people (aged 18-to-23 years from over 60 countries demonstrate their skills in more than 40 trades. Individualized training for this competition is provided through the cooperation of vocational institutions (e.g., expert coaches, team leaders and competition panellists and industry (e.g., mentors, sponsors, materials, equipment. Semi-structured thematic interviews (N=51 were conducted in 2013 and 2014 with former Finnish WSC medal or diploma winners (n=18 who had since begun their working lives (1-to-15 years of work experience. Their employers (n=16 and colleagues (n=17 were also interviewed. Results showed that in addition to vocation-specific knowledge and skills, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills and self-regulatory skills were acknowledged as the most significant elements of vocational expertise. The findings also indicated that formal vocational education combined with deliberate practice and training based on expert mentoring improved the long-term career progress and vocational expertise of the WSC achievers.

  11. Hispanic Youth--Dropout Prevention. Report of the Task Force on the Participation of Hispanic Students in Vocational Education Programs = La Joventud Hispana. Reporte del Grupo Especial. La Investigacion de la Participacion de los Estudiantes Hispanos en la Educacion Relativa a la Vocacion.

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    Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.

    An Idaho task force of Hispanic Americans, industry representatives, and education leaders studied the reasons Hispanic students were not enrolling in and completing vocational education programs. The task force sponsored a series of community meetings to identify reasons and solutions. Approximately 40-60 parents, students, and other interested…

  12. Hispanic Youth--Dropout Prevention. Report of the Task Force on the Participation of Hispanic Students in Vocational Education Programs = La Joventud Hispana. Reporte del Grupo Especial. La Investigacion de la Participacion de los Estudiantes Hispanos en la Educacion Relativa a la Vocacion.

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    Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.

    An Idaho task force of Hispanic Americans, industry representatives, and education leaders studied the reasons Hispanic students were not enrolling in and completing vocational education programs. The task force sponsored a series of community meetings to identify reasons and solutions. Approximately 40-60 parents, students, and other interested…

  13. Development of Ecological Class of Vocational English%高职英语生态课堂的构建

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    吕岩

    2016-01-01

    针对高职英语教学中存在的教与学的失衡、教师与学生关系的失衡、课堂主体与课堂环境的失衡、课内教学与课外活动的失衡等现象,提出在高职英语教学中构建生态课堂。通过对生态课堂内涵的认知,以及高职英语教学中生态失衡现象的分析,进而指明构建高职英语生态课堂的有效途径,实现高职英语教学各元素和结构的优化与平衡,促进高职英语教学沿着良性、多元、开放、和谐、可持续性方向发展,从而最大化地驱动高职英语教学质量的提升和教学效能的释放,达到最佳的教学效果。%Based on the ecological imbalance phenomena existing in the higher vocational English teaching, such as teaching and learning, the relationship between teachers and students, the main body of the class and the class envi-ronment, inside class teaching and outside class activity, this paper proposes developing the ecological class in higher vocational English teaching.Through the understanding of the connotation of the ecological class,as well as the analy-sis of the ecological imbalance, then it indicates the effective ways to construct the ecological class in the higher vo-cational Englishin order to achieve the optimization and balance of each element and structure of higher vocational English teaching, and to promotehigher vocational English teaching’s development along the benign, pluralistic, open, harmonious and sustainable direction. Thereby, it can drive the improvement of the higher vocational English teaching quality and release the teaching efficiency to the largest extent, and then achieve the best teaching effect.

  14. 任务型教学在高职英语教学中的应用探析%Analysis on the Application Task-based Teaching in High- er Vocational English Teaching

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    卢远成

    2014-01-01

    With the vigorous promotion of higher vocational Eng-lish teaching reform, the traditional teacher-centered teaching model can no longer adapt to the present situation. Task-based teaching method is a learner-centered teaching method that em-phasizes practice. This paper summarized the advent and char-acteristics of task-based teaching method, as well as the princi-ples of designing tasks, aiming to validate that the method can meet the requirements of the present higher vocational English te-aching reform.%高职英语教学改革的大力推进,传统的以老师为中心的教学模式已无法适应当前的形势。任务型教学法是一种以学习者为中心又注重实践的教学法。本文对任务型教学法的产生和特征及设计任务的原则进行了梳理,旨在探究任务型教学法符合当前高职英语教学改革的需求。

  15. 任务驱动教学法在高职院校轮机英语教学中的应用%On Task-based Teaching of Marine Engineering English in Higher Vocational College

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    张伟

    2011-01-01

    This paper aims to find out the effectiveness and feasibility of task-based approach to marine engineering English teaching in higher vocational college.It solves the problems of how to improve the English application ability.%本文通过分析高职院校轮机英语课程的教学现状,提出了以任务驱动的方式进行教学,以达到提高非英语专业专业英语教学实效性的目的。

  16. Thinking of Higher Vocational Education Development in Anhui and Fujian Province%对皖闽高职教育发展的思考

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    刘光辉

    2012-01-01

    The higher vocational college is an important part of higher education in China. In this paper, it analyses the present situation and the existing problems in higher vocational education in Anhui and Fujian Province, and puts forward some ideas about the development of the higher vocational college, so as to offer references for the development of higher vocational education.%指出了高职院校是我国高等教育的重要组成部分,分析了当前皖闽高职教育现状,从定位、转型、升级等方面探讨了高职教育目前存在的问题,提出了相应的对策与建议,以期为我国高职教育的发展提供参考。

  17. HOW TO CREATE TASKS FOR DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ READING SKILLS

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    1994-01-01

    Introduction In teaching English teachers accept the view that reading skills are important. At present in China, however, the teaching of reading is, by and large, unsatisfactory. One reason for this, I think, is that current textbooks lack appropriate tasks designed to teach reading skills. This paper will therefore first evaluate the textbook typically used, then look at ways of creating tasks and finally offer examples of tasks created from teaching in a Chinese senior middle school.

  18. In situ sampling device development engineering task plan

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    DeFord, D.K.

    1994-10-07

    This engineering task plan (ETP) supports the development for facility use of an improved packaging method or device for the sorbent media used during in situ sampling of waste tanks. Improvement is being sought due to problems with internal and external radioactive contamination. In situ sampling refers to placing sample collection media (primarily sorbent tubes) directly into the tank headspace, then drawing tank gases through the collection media to obtain samples. Development for facility use, includes design, fabrication, and formal documentation of the device. As the most important change to be made is addition of a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, the device will be referred to in this ETP as the Filter Device or simply the Device. This ETP is intended to be the management plan governing the design, fabrication, and formal documentation of the Filter Device. This plan identifies the engineering services and other resources to accomplish that purpose. The design basis for the development of the Device is presented in this ETP.

  19. The Design and Development of English Micro Curriculum in Vocational Colleges%职业院校英语课程微课的设计与开发

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    林琳

    2016-01-01

    According to the new curriculum standard and practical requirement to video as the main carrier, record the tea-cher in class and out of class education and teaching process around a knowledge point or the teaching link to carry out tea-ching and learning activities in the whole process of micro class refers to. With the continuous deepening of the new cur-riculum reform, quality education in a comprehensive way, the teaching of classroom teaching put forward new require-ments, innovation and optimization of teaching methods, methods have become the primary task of modern education. Voca-tional colleges to carry out English teaching, to realize the effective combination of micro class"concept, using a new tea-ching model, re awaken the student to study English the interest, by emphatically analyzed and the key knowledge of iterative learning, and constantly improve the English level of the students. The English Curriculum in Higher Vocational Colleges from the micro class topic of English Curriculum in Vocational Colleges of micro teaching and learning are analy-sis, discussion of Vocational College English curriculum micro course design and development mode, the teaching strategy formulation and fabrication of micro class courseware, truly realize the important goal of English Curriculum in Higher Vocational Colleges micro class design and development.%微课指的是按照新课程标准及实践要求,以视频为主要载体,记录教师在课堂内外教育教学过程中围绕某个知识点或教学环节开展的教与学活动全过程。随着新课程改革不断深入,素质教育全面开展,对课堂教育教学提出了新的要求,创新和优化教学方式、方法已经成为现代教育的首要任务。职业院校开展英语教学时,实现“微课”理念的有效融合,可以利用新型课堂教学模式,再次唤醒学生学习英语的兴趣,通过重点剖析和对重点知识的反复学习,不断提高学生的

  20. New modes of English teaching in Higher Vocational College

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    Wang Jiqiu

    2014-01-01

    In order to improve the teaching quality of English in Higher Vocational Col ege, in the first place, we should conduct our daily teaching tasks according to dif erent students’ level under the guidance of principles on Higher Vocational Col ege;in the second place, we should use dif erent and new teaching modes in English teaching, such as developing ESP courses;compiling proper teaching materials for students;enhancing the training ef ect;using demonstration teaching method;extending teaching space and using multimedia teaching method etc.

  1. Task Decomposition Technique's Deduction and Application of Product Developing Process in Concurrent Engineering

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    2003-01-01

    Task decomposition is a kind of powerful technique increasingly being used within industry as a pathway for achieving product's developing success. In this paper, topology's concept in modern mathematics is used for task decomposition technique's deduction in product developing process. It puts forward the views of resolvability, measurability and connectivity of tasks and their practical principles. Combined with an example of developing the typical mechanical product, it explains the implementing method of task decomposition in Concurrent Engineering (CE).

  2. Development of a Cognitive Robotic System for Simple Surgical Tasks

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    Riccardo Muradore

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The introduction of robotic surgery within the operating rooms has significantly improved the quality of many surgical procedures. Recently, the research on medical robotic systems focused on increasing the level of autonomy in order to give them the possibility to carry out simple surgical actions autonomously. This paper reports on the development of technologies for introducing automation within the surgical workflow. The results have been obtained during the ongoing FP7 European funded project Intelligent Surgical Robotics (I-SUR. The main goal of the project is to demonstrate that autonomous robotic surgical systems can carry out simple surgical tasks effectively and without major intervention by surgeons. To fulfil this goal, we have developed innovative solutions (both in terms of technologies and algorithms for the following aspects: fabrication of soft organ models starting from CT images, surgical planning and execution of movement of robot arms in contact with a deformable environment, designing a surgical interface minimizing the cognitive load of the surgeon supervising the actions, intra-operative sensing and reasoning to detect normal transitions and unexpected events. All these technologies have been integrated using a component-based software architecture to control a novel robot designed to perform the surgical actions under study. In this work we provide an overview of our system and report on preliminary results of the automatic execution of needle insertion for the cryoablation of kidney tumours.

  3. Development of a Cognitive Robotic System for Simple Surgical Tasks

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    Riccardo Muradore

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The introduction of robotic surgery within the operating rooms has significantly improved the quality of many surgical procedures. Recently, the research on medical robotic systems focused on increasing the level of autonomy in order to give them the possibility to carry out simple surgical actions autonomously. This paper reports on the development of technologies for introducing automation within the surgical workflow. The results have been obtained during the ongoing FP7 European funded project Intelligent Surgical Robotics (I-SUR. The main goal of the project is to demonstrate that autonomous robotic surgical systems can carry out simple surgical tasks effectively and without major intervention by surgeons. To fulfil this goal, we have developed innovative solutions (both in terms of technologies and algorithms for the following aspects: fabrication of soft organ models starting from CT images, surgical planning and execution of movement of robot arms in contact with a deformable environment, designing a surgical interface minimizing the cognitive load of the surgeon supervising the actions, intra-operative sensing and reasoning to detect normal transitions and unexpected events. All these technologies have been integrated using a component-based software architecture to control a novel robot designed to perform the surgical actions under study. In this work we provide an overview of our system and report on preliminary results of the automatic execution of needle insertion for the cryoablation of kidney tumours.

  4. [Vocational orientation in medical rehabilitation: development of a practice handbook and a homepage as user-oriented media for rehabilitative practice].

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    Lukasczik, M; Löffler, S; Gerlich, C; Wolf, H-D; Neuderth, S

    2011-06-01

    Vocational orientation in medical rehabilitation has become an important issue in rehabilitation science and practice in Germany. Although a variety of vocationally oriented interventions has been developed in recent years, there is still a lack of consensus with regard to the definition of specific types of interventions as well as relevant criteria (e. g., methods; instruments; duration/frequency; patient groups). Building on preliminary definitions, basic types of vocationally oriented measures/interventions were conceptually modified and refined in the context of a consensual process. 39 experts of various professions were contacted during a 2-stage Delphi survey to evaluate existing definitions of vocationally oriented interventions using key questions. Standardized descriptions of 5 vocationally oriented basic interventions were specified in cooperation with an interdisciplinary panel of experts. Descriptions were published in a workbook and a homepage for researchers and clinicians, which also contain information on the implementation of measures into rehabilitative care as well as good practice examples. The media developed in this project may contribute to the transfer of research results on vocationally oriented rehabilitation into health care practice.

  5. Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Students' Preferences for Employment: Agreement between Actual and Perceived Job Tasks of State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

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    Lustig, Daniel C.; Strauser, David R.

    2009-01-01

    A national study of rehabilitation counseling graduate students and state-federal rehabilitation counselors investigated whether there were differences between (a) what graduate students preferred to do upon graduation and what they believed vocational rehabilitation counselors did, (b) what graduate students preferred to do upon graduation and…

  6. The Relationship between Degree Type, Certification Status, and Years of Employment and the Amount of Time Spent on Rehabilitation Counseling Tasks in State--Federal Vocational Rehabilitation

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    Lustig, Dan C.; Strauser, David R.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between perceived percentage of time spent on particular rehabilitation counseling responsibilities, on one hand, and possession of an educational degree, certification as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC), and years worked for the state--federal vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency, on the…

  7. The Development of Course Resource in English Writing in Vocational Middle School%职业中学英语写作教学中的课本资源开发

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    冯利敏

    2014-01-01

    英语写作一直是职业中学英语教学中的一个薄弱环节。在对职校学生英语书面表达的现状和存在问题的分析中,发现其中突出的一点是:面对写作题目,学生无话可说,好不容易写出来的文章也是简单、空洞地把杂乱无章的句子堆在一起,有的甚至连基本的语法都谈不上。英语写作能力是职业中学英语教学培养学生的重要语言技能之一,因此改变职业中学学生的英语写作能力低下的现状也成为刻不容缓的任务,必须成为英语课堂教学改革的重中之重。%English writing has always been a weak link in teaching in vocational middle school. Through the analysis of current situation and problems, we find the most prominent point is that students have nothing to say, and most of them have difficulty expressing themselves properly. English writing ability of the students in vocational middle school is one of the important language skills of English teaching. Thus to improve the poor writing skills also becomes an urgent task, and it must becomes the focus of English teaching reform in vocational schools. And this paper introduced the development of course resource in English teaching and it is hoped to be a help to vocational school students in improving their writing skills.

  8. Developing stroke-specific vocational rehabilitation: a soft systems analysis of current service provision

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    Radford, Kathryn; Grant, Mary; Terry, Jane

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: This study aimed to clarify the existing service provision of stroke-specific vocational rehabilitation (VR) in one English county, in order to facilitate future service development. Method: Using soft systems methodology, services in Health, Social Care, Department of Work and Pensions, the voluntary and private sectors, which were identified as supporting return to work after stroke, were mapped using a mixed-methodology approach. Results: A lack of a sanctioned VR pathway meant access to support relied on brokered provision and tacit knowledge. The timing of an intervention was complex and there was a substantial degree of unmet need for mild stroke patients. VR was seen as “non-essential” due to competing commissioning priorities. Service providers from all sectors lacked training and cross-sector partnerships were tenuous and provider roles unclear. Conclusions: Stroke-specific VR should be delivered by an integrated, cross-sector multi-disciplinary team and integrated commissioning between health and other sectors is necessary. Although early intervention is important, support later on in the recovery process is also necessary. Service providers need adequate training to meet the needs of stroke survivors wishing to return to work and better awareness of best practice guidelines. Business cases which demonstrate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of VR are vital. Implications for Rehabilitation The timeliness of a vocational rehabilitation (VR) intervention is complex; services need to be responsive to the changing needs of the stroke survivor throughout their recovery process and have better mechanisms to ensure re-entry into the stroke pathway is possible. Return to work is a recognised health outcome; health services need to develop better mechanisms for interagency/cross sector working and liaison with employers and not assume that VR is beyond their remit. Therapists and non-health service providers should receive sufficient training to

  9. Developing an Authentic Base for Teaching Spoken Indonesian in Vocational Settings

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    Mansell, Deryn

    2008-01-01

    This article reports on part of a research project that was generated by an evident need to incorporate cultural knowledge in language learning within the option of a Year 12 vocationally-oriented curriculum. Language-specific research was undertaken to ascertain the intercultural knowledge in communication related to hospitality and to propose a…

  10. Development of an E-Learning Platform for Vocational Education Systems in Germany

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    Schober, Andreas; Müller, Frederik; Linden, Sabine; Klois, Martha; Künne, Bernd

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes an existing web-based learning platform named "Third Place of Learning" (TPL)--"Dritter Lernort". This project's aim is to connect the system of vocational education with digital media by a web-based learning platform. TPL supports student's digital learning by means of interactive examples and exercises.…

  11. Developing an Authentic Base for Teaching Spoken Indonesian in Vocational Settings

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    Mansell, Deryn

    2008-01-01

    This article reports on part of a research project that was generated by an evident need to incorporate cultural knowledge in language learning within the option of a Year 12 vocationally-oriented curriculum. Language-specific research was undertaken to ascertain the intercultural knowledge in communication related to hospitality and to propose a…

  12. Development and Evaluation of a Vocational Experience Curriculum for Educable and Disadvantaged Students. Final Report.

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    Hardin County Board of Education, Elizabethtown, KY.

    A project was designed to measure the effects of integrating basic reading and mathematical instruction with prevocational instruction through the addition of a basic skills resource room, a technical simulation unit, and guidance and counseling to the ninth grade vocational experience program for educable mentally handicapped and disadvantaged…

  13. Development of an Instrument to Measure Consumer Satisfaction in Vocational Rehabilitation

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    Capella, Michele E.; Turner, Ronna C.

    2004-01-01

    Although state agencies are required by law to assess their consumers' satisfaction with vocational rehabilitation (VR), each state uses its own instrument to measure satisfaction. This not only makes comparisons across states impossible but also means that the quality of these instruments varies widely from state to state. As with other…

  14. Developments in Pedagogic Nomenclature in Australian Vocational Education: Evolution of Revolution?

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    Robertson, Ian

    2009-01-01

    Over recent decades the nomenclature of "innovative" pedagogic approaches in vocational education and training (VET) has undergone a number of changes. In almost all cases "traditional face-to-face" teaching is set as the comparative benchmark and painted in pejorative terms. Using aspects of Basil Bernstein's theoretical…

  15. Vocational Training for Liushou Women in Rural China: Development by Design

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    Shan, Hongxia; Liu, Zhiwen; Li, Ling

    2015-01-01

    As industrialisation and urbanisation aggressively take hold in China, all possible labour pools are being tapped to meet the market demands. Liushou women, or women who stay behind in rural areas as their spouses join the massive migrant workforce, are one such labour pool. Vocational training has been adopted by the Chinese state as a…

  16. Human Resource Development through Vocational Education in the United Arab Emirates: The Case of Dubai Polytechnic.

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    Wilkins, Stephen

    2002-01-01

    Data from Dubai Polytechnic and United Arab Emirates government sources indicate that postsecondary private-sector vocational education plays a significant role in the government policy of increasing the proportion of native workers in the labor force. However, private colleges and universities have been hindered by political and economic…

  17. A Study of Vocational College English Teaching Based on Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development

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    陈映丹; 江晶鑫

    2015-01-01

    Piaget has taught us that we learn a great deal about how students think by listening carefully during the class,by paying attention to their own ways of solving problems.If English teachers understand the Vocational College students’ thinking,they will be better able to match teaching methods to students’ abilities.

  18. A Study of Vocational College English Teaching Based on Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

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    陈映丹; 江晶鑫

    2015-01-01

    Piaget has taught us that we learn a great deal about how students think by listening carefully during the class,by paying attention to their own ways of solving problems. If English teachers understand the Vocational College students' thinking,they will be better able to match teaching methods to students' abilities.

  19. 任务驱动教学法在中职数学教学中的应用%Application of Task-driven Teaching Approach in Sec- ondary Vocational Mathematics Teaching

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    李娟

    2014-01-01

    Task-driven teaching approach is to divide the teach-ing content into several tasks which are used to drive students' autonomous learning in classroom teaching. By this approach, textbook knowledge is embodied in concrete tasks, which is more easily accepted by students. Based on specific teaching cases, this paper explores the procedure and implementation program of applying task-driven teaching mode in secondary vocational mathematics teaching, and summarizes task-driven teaching ap-proach.%在课堂教学中,将教学内容划分为若干个任务,以任务为中心,通过任务驱动学生自主学习,这叫做任务驱动教学法。任务驱动教学法是将书本知识隐含到具体的任务中,使学生更易于接受。本文以具体的教学案例探讨了在中职数学教学中采用任务驱动教学模式进行教学的步骤和实施方案,并对任务驱动教学法进行了总结。

  20. Study on DSM-based task planning of product cooperative development

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    Jiang Zengqiang; Liu Mingzhou; Zhao Han; Ge Maogen; Guo Jia

    2008-01-01

    The results of analyzing the managerial characteristics and complexity of product cooperative development suggest that task planning is an important aspect for process management of product cooperative development and the method for planning tasks should be able to model the dependency between tasks and iterations during the development process. In this paper, a DSM-based method and its corresponding optimization algorithms are developed. At first the coupled task sets and uncoupled task sets are identified, and the tasks are then optimized by the corresponding algorithms. The optimal tasks plan will reduce the development time and cost. Considering the practical requirements in real world, a Multilayer DSM is proposed, and its information communication techniques between DSM and traversing principle are described in details.

  1. 高职汽车专业学生职业技能竞赛发展与赛制完善%On Development and Improvement of Vocational Skills Competition among Students Majored in Automobile in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    毕天维

    2015-01-01

    At present, theresultsof students' vocational skill competition have become an important indicatorto weigh the comprehensive strength to run a schooland also an important assessment index of thesocial influence. This paper takes students' vocational skill competitionof automobile major as the research object, analyzes the development status of stu-dents' vocational skill competitionin automobilemajor, surveyes the main problems existing instudents' vocational skills competition in automobile major, and combined with the problems, proposes relevant countermeasures and suggestions.%当前,职业技能竞赛成果已经成为衡量高职院校办学综合实力和社会影响力的重要评价指标。以高职汽车专业学生职业技能竞赛为研究对象,分析了高职汽车专业学生职业技能竞赛发展情况,调研了高职汽车专业学生职业技能竞赛现存主要问题,并结合问题提出了有针对性的对策建议。

  2. DoD Needs to Improve Vocational Training Efforts to Develop the Afghan National Security Forces Infrastructure Maintenance Capabilities

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    2012-06-18

    level (apprentice, journeyman, or craftsman ) in each facility maintenance trade and stated that training will continue until the students demonstrate...11A performance standard for a vocational skill level could be an apprentice, journeyman, or craftsman . A vocation type for

  3. Assessment Engineering Task Model Maps, Task Models and Templates as a New Way to Develop and Implement Test Specifications

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    Luecht, Richard M.

    2013-01-01

    Assessment engineering is a new way to design and implement scalable, sustainable and ideally lower-cost solutions to the complexities of designing and developing tests. It represents a merger of sorts between cognitive task modeling and engineering design principles--a merger that requires some new thinking about the nature of score scales, item…

  4. Theory and Measures of Self-energy Development of Vocational Students%高职学生自能发展的理论与措施研究

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    刘先法

    2011-01-01

    目前,高职教育十分重视教育的基本功能,注重专业技能的提高,但缺乏对高职学生的整体关心和终身关怀,学生的发展受到很大的制约.要使高职学生从根本上提高,必须提高高职学生的自能发展能力.笔者就高职学生的知识结构、心理缺陷、发展后劲等问题,提出自能发展的概念、自能发展的培养措施等.%At present the vocational education attaches great importance to the basic functions of education. pays attention to improvement of professional skills, but it is lack of overall concem and lifelong care for vocational students, so the development of students has been greatly restricted. To radically improve the development of vocational students, we need to improve the self-energy development of vocational students. Based on the issues in the knawledge structure, psychological defects development potential of vocational students. the writer proposed the concept and measures of self-energy development.

  5. 基于可持续发展的高职学生职业素质养成%On Higher Vocational Students’ Vocational Quality Fostering Based on Sustainable Development Concept

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    方华

    2013-01-01

    高职学生职业素质养成是其可持续发展的重要条件。通过对用人单位进行调查,可以发现其需要的高职学生职业素质主要包括思想素质与专业技能素质等,但在实际工作环境中,高职学生的职业素质却存在一定的缺失。因此,在高职教育的过程中还应加强对高职学生职业素质的培养,并坚持人本理念、实践育人、专业化育人、文化育人、"三全"育人和自我育人等原则,从而全面推动高职学生职业素质的养成。%Vocational quality fostering is the important requirement of higher vocational student ’s sustainable development.Surveys on employers reveal that what they want is ideological quality and Specialist Skill and quality,but more or less lacks exist in actual work environment. So strengthen the cultivation of higher vocational students’professional quality and following the principle of Humanistic philosophy,Practice education, Professional education,Culture Education,All three education,Self education in the process of high vocational education is necessary,and will do good to student’s vocational quality fostering.

  6. Promoting Vocational Education. A Public Relations Handbook for Vocational Educators.

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    American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.

    This handbook for vocational educators was developed as a tool to help them in their public relations efforts. Following a brief introduction, the content is presented in twelve sections. The first discusses the roles of various professionals and groups in vocational education. Section 2 covers planning a total public relations program and…

  7. Rules and development in triad classification task performance.

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    Raijmakers, M.E.J.; Jansen, B.R.J.; van der Maas, H.L.J.

    2004-01-01

    Rule use in perceptual classification was investigated in adults and in 4- to 12-year-old children. Two studies of performance on triad classification tasks with large samples (N=226 and N= 328) are presented to (a) contrast theoretical predictions from the holistic-to-analytic-shift theory (Smith &

  8. Developing Intentionality and L2 Classroom Task-Engagement

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    Stelma, Juup

    2014-01-01

    This paper extends work on "intentionality", from philosophy, psychology and education to an exploration of learners' meaning-making in L2 classroom task-engagement. The paper draws on both phenomenological and folk-psychological perspectives on intentionality, and employs John R. Searle's intrinsic (mental) and derived (observable)…

  9. Developing Intentionality and L2 Classroom Task-Engagement

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    Stelma, Juup

    2014-01-01

    This paper extends work on "intentionality", from philosophy, psychology and education to an exploration of learners' meaning-making in L2 classroom task-engagement. The paper draws on both phenomenological and folk-psychological perspectives on intentionality, and employs John R. Searle's intrinsic (mental) and derived (observable)…

  10. 高职英语任务型语言测试的任务设计%Task Design in Tas k-Based Language Assessment in Higher Vocational Institutes

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    管媛

    2014-01-01

    从英语任务型语言测试的任务设计中应遵循的原则入手,设计听说读写的测试任务方案可以准确评价学生已获得的语言知识和语言能力,并对今后高职英语任务型语言测试中的任务设计提供更多的依据,以便达到最佳的测试和评估效果。%Starting with the principle of task design in Task-based Language Assessment to be followed, the tasks designed for testing hearing, speaking, reading and writing abilities can accurately evaluate the linguistic knowledge and competence students have already acquired and provide more reference to the task design of TBLA in higher vocational institutes for the purpose of the best testing and assessing effects.

  11. Task Type Teaching Mode in Higher Vocational Application to Aerobic Class%任务式教学模式在高职健美操选修课中的应用

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    刘晓娟

    2014-01-01

    It selects female college students as the research object and uses the task type teaching mode in aerobics teaching. This research mainly adopts the experimental method and comes to the conclusion: Task type teaching in vocational college aerobics elective courses can significantly improve calisthenics choreographing capability, skills, and ability to study independently. At the same time, this paper expounds the concept and process of task type teaching structure; puts forward the task type teaching classroom procedures and evaluation methods.%以女大学生为研究对象,在高职健美操课教学中运用任务式教学模式进行实践研究,本研究主要采用实验法,得出结论:高职健美操选修课中实施任务式教学能显著提高学生的健美操技能、自学能力和创编能力。同时阐述了任务式教学的概念和过程结构,提出任务式教学的课堂操作程序和评价方法。

  12. The Development of Technical and Vocational Education for Vietnam--A Case Study in Quality Improvement. Case Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific.

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    Nguyen, Duong

    This report provides a general overview of technical and vocational education in Vietnam, with information on the country's economy, climate, population, and culture. It summarizes the history and present practices of these types of education in the country, and suggests measures to improve the quality of teachers and instructors. Some of the…

  13. ILO's Work in Vocational Training

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    Educational Documentation and Information, 1971

    1971-01-01

    The work of the Vocational Training Branch of the Human Relations Department, International Labour Office (Unesco), is described. The essential purpose is to develop improved practices in vocational training, with a view to progressive establishment of standards at the international level. (JB)

  14. 大学生职业兴趣量表编制%Development of vocational interest scale of university students

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    陈健美; 王鹏; 陈国鹏

    2010-01-01

    Objective To develop a Vocational Interest Scale of University Students which fits the contemporary current university students, and it could give directions to university students when they were choosing a vocation. Methods Taking Holland's theory as the guide and taking 65 items of Self-Directed Search (SDS) for reference, then adding 28 items which standed for contemporary current university students' ideas of vocational interest to develop original Vocational Interest Scale of University Students. Results The formal scale included 7 tendency(subscales) and 61 items,7 subscales were technology tendency, administration tendency, business trade tendency ,art tendency ,investigation tendency,transaction tendency. The reliability of the scale was very good, the Cronbach's coefficients and spit-half reliability were over 0.7. The factor analysis abstracted 7 factors and the total variance explained reached 45%. The factor analysis results indicated that the scale had a good structure.Conclusion This scale make vocational interest as measuring object and could be a useful tool to give directions to university students who are choosing some vocation.%目的 编制适合当代大学生的职业兴趣量表,并能对大学生就业指导起到一定的参考作用.方法 以Holland理论为借鉴和指导,参考自我导向搜索测验量表(SDS)中的项目65个,并融入代表当代大学生职业兴趣观念的自编项目28个,编制成为原始的大学生职业兴趣量表.通过探索性因素分析的方法 对原始量表结构进行调整,并对项目进行删减,最终形成大学生职业兴趣量表.结果 编制了包括7个倾向(分量表),即技术技能倾向、管理组织倾向、商贸经营倾向、艺术创造倾向、自然户外倾向、科学研究倾向、一般事务倾向,61个项目的 大学生职业兴趣量表.该量表的信度较为理想,内部一致性信度、分半信度基本均在0.7以上,量表的因素分析结果 提取了7

  15. Measuring Grammatical Development in Bilingual Mandarin-English Speaking Children with a Sentence Repetition Task

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    Woon, Chai Ping; Yap, Ngee Thai; Lim, Hui Woan; Wong, Bee Eng

    2014-01-01

    Sentence repetition (SR) tasks have been used to measure children's expressive language skills in normal and abnormal language development, and to examine the development of the speaking skills in second language acquisition, as well as to survey the proficiency of bilingual language development. Recently, SR tasks have been recognized as a…

  16. Students' Meaning-Making and Sense-Making of Vocational Knowledge in Dutch Senior Secondary Vocational Education

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    Bijlsma, Nienke; Schaap, Harmen; de Bruijn, Elly

    2016-01-01

    Meaning-making and sense-making are generally assumed to be part of students' personal vocational knowledge development, since they contribute to both students' socialisation in a vocation and students' personalisation of concepts, values and beliefs regarding that vocation. However, how students in vocational education acquire meaning and make…

  17. Possibilities of the ErgoScope high fidelity work simulator in skill assessment, skill development and vocational aptitude tests of physically disabled persons.

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    Izsó, Lajos; Székely, Ildikó; Dános, László

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this paper - based on the extensive experiences of the authors gained by using one particular work simulator - is to present some promising possibilities of the application of this (and any other similar) work simulator in the field of skill assessment, skill development and vocational aptitude tests of physically disabled persons. During skill assessment and development, as parts of the therapy, the focus is on the disabled functions. During vocational aptitude tests, however, the focus is already on the functions that remained intact and therefore can be the basis of returning to work. Some factual examples are provided to realize the proposed possibilities in practice.

  18. 也谈高职院校图书馆的发展创新%Talking about the Development and Innovation of the Library of Higher Vocational College

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    王俊丽

    2016-01-01

    阐述了高职院校图书馆的发展现状,分析了图书馆创新的重要性和必要性,并为高职院校图书馆的发展与创新提出了针对性的解决措施。%This paper expounds the development status of the library of higher vocational college, analyzes the importance and necessity of library’s innovation, and puts forward some targeted solutions for the development and innovation of the library of higher vocational college.

  19. Identification of Tasks in Photo-Offset Lithography Occupations.

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    Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.

    The research project was designed to provide data pertaining to performance tasks in specific occupations in various areas of vocational/technical education. The data presented in the document is intended to be used to develop appropriate objectives and curricular content to assist in the preparation of individuals entering the specific…

  20. Orienting Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Sustainable Development: A Discussion Paper. UNESCO-UNEVOC Discussion Paper Series. Volume 1

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    UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This discussion paper presents an overview of key concepts, trends and issues in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for sustainable development. It examines interlinkages between the world of work and environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainable development, as well as ways in which TVET can be…

  1. Writing Stories, Telling Tales: National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Candidates' Experiences of NVQs.

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    Spielhofer, Thomas

    2001-01-01

    A study of clerical staff in two British banks (n=29) who completed National Vocational Qualifications in customer services shows that the potential for skill development and flexibility was not realized. Workers spent more time writing about their routine tasks to accredit existing skills than they did being trained in new skills. (Contains 49…

  2. 台湾技职教育的发展趋势%The Development Trend of Taiwan Vocational and Technical Education

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    黄云龙

    2012-01-01

    Technical and vocational education in Talwan at~r years of practice, the formation of the "overpass" type of technical and vocational education system. In order to meet the current economic and social development and interna- tional competition, Taiwan's technical and vocational education is also the emergence of new trends. In this paper, Ta- iwan's technical and vocational education to educational advancement, character and innovation system in order to open schools, multi-diploma system, sehnol-enterprise cooperation, low birth rate problem and so on Taiwan's technical and vocational education trends.%台湾的技职教育经过多年的实践。形成了“立交桥?”式的技职教育体系。为适应当前经济和社会发展及国际化竞争的需要,台湾的技职教育也出现了新的发展趋势。本文就台湾技职教育的升学管道、特色与创新、入学制度、开放办学、多元文凭制度、校企合作、少子化问题等方面浅析台湾技职教育的发展趋势。

  3. 智利职业教育的改革与发展%Reform and Development of Vocational Education in Chile

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    张广兵

    2015-01-01

    The vocational education in Chile has experienced the stages of foundation,reform character-ized by decentralization and privatization,and adjustment and further development.The vocational educa-tion in Chile is characterized by highly market -oriented,fully playing the role of private enterprises and companies in vocational education and training,offering training incentives to in -service training through subsidies and tax reduction or rebates,offering public training plan to in -service staff,learning from for-eign vocational education and carrying out international cooperation in vocational education actively.%智利职业教育经历了初创、以权力下放和私有化为特征的改革、调整与深化的发展历程。职业教育的高度市场导向,充分发挥私人企业和公司在职业教育与培训中的作用,以及通过减退税、补贴政策鼓励与支持在职培训,对在职员工提供公共培训计划,积极学习外国职业教育,并积极开展职业教育方面的国际合作是其特色。

  4. Prevention of cancer cervix: developing a task force

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    A. Parimala

    2016-08-01

    Conclusions: A women with a preinvasive lesion of cancer cervix can be asymptomatic. This requires a task force for mass screening of all women in the community. Community health workers begin screening of all women from 21 years onwards with Pap smear and colposcopy. The trained heath workers can be used for downstaging of cancer cervix leading to a dramatic reduction in the incidence of invasive carcinoma. Even when a colposcopist detects the invasive carcinoma, it is so early that an 85-100% five-year survival rate can be achieved. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016; 5(8.000: 2515-2518

  5. The Impact of MALL on Task-based Curriculum Development

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    陈文辉

    2015-01-01

    The following is a research proposal for finding out“what is the impact of MALL on task-based curriculum development”.Ever since late 1960, the emergence of online learning has brought a wave of new MALL.The study aims to provides model of better assess for students to acquire knowledge through MALL.A cross-sectional survey combining both qualitative and quantitative method would be employed to apply a prospective research on the corresponding impact.Expected results of the transformation of student learning performance after the utilization of MALL would lead to the influence of activity theory.

  6. Hospital Pharmacy Technician Project; Development and Validation of the Task Inventory. Interim Report.

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    Henrich, Robert R.; Goldsmith, Katherine L.

    Evaluations of existing pharmacy personnel programs and personal interviews with leaders in the field were conducted to develop a pharmacist and technician task list. Using the survey instrument developed for other occupations, the National Technical Advisory Committee for Pharmacy analyzed and validated the task list. The final organization of…

  7. Effective Behavior Management in Preschool Classrooms and Children's Task Orientation: Enhancing Emergent Literacy and Language Development

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    Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer; Kaderavek, Joan N.; Guo, Ying; Justice, Laura M.

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the relations among preschool teachers' behavior management, children's task orientation, and children's emergent literacy and language development, as well as the extent to which task orientation moderated the relation between teachers' behavior management and children's emergent literacy and language development.…

  8. "ZERO TO THREE's" Task Force on Culture and Development: Learning to Walk the Talk

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    Mann, Tammy; Steward, Marva; Eggbeer, Linda; Norton, Dolores

    2007-01-01

    The Executive Committee at "ZERO TO THREE" created a Task Force on Culture and Development to deepen our understanding of the role of culture in child development and to guide the organization through a self-assessment process to better understand how staff and board members address the issue of culture in their work. The task force's literature…

  9. Professional Identity Development: A Grounded Theory of Transformational Tasks of New Counselors

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    Gibson, Donna M.; Dollarhide, Colette T.; Moss, Julie M.

    2010-01-01

    Professional identity development is an important professional issue. Examining the lived experiences of counselors-in-training (CITs), the authors used grounded theory methodology to describe the transformational tasks that are required for professional identity development. Tasks include finding a personal definition of counseling, internalizing…

  10. Performance management in healthcare: performance indicator development, task uncertainty, and types of performance indicators.

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    van der Geer, Eric; van Tuijl, Harrie F J M; Rutte, Christel G

    2009-11-01

    In healthcare, performance indicators are increasingly used to measure and control quality and efficiency of care-providing teams. This article demonstrates that when controllability is emphasized during indicator development, the level of task uncertainty influences the type of resulting performance indicators. We report findings from a field study in a medical rehabilitation centre in The Netherlands, where four low task uncertain teams ('hand trauma', 'heart failure', 'amputation', 'chronic pain'), and four high task uncertain teams ('children with developmental coordination disorders (DCD)', 'parkinson's disease', 'young children (0-4 years) with developmental disorders', and 'acquired brain injuries') participated in the development of performance indicators using the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement System (ProMES) method. Results show that teams higher on task uncertainty developed relatively more process indicators compared to outcome indicators, whereas the reverse was true for teams lower on task uncertainty. Additionally, process indicators developed by high task uncertain teams were more of a problem solving nature than process indicators developed by low task uncertain teams, which had a more procedural character. The study expands existing knowledge by providing a framework which explicates the task processes to be executed under different levels of task uncertainty, and in line with that appropriate performance indicators for healthcare teams.

  11. 高职教师PCK发展的实践研究--以高职教师公开课为例%Practice and Research on the PCK Development of High-er Vocational Teachers:A Case Study on the Open Less-ons of Higher Vocational Teachers

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    白艳群

    2014-01-01

    Starting from the higher vocational perspective, with the open lessons of higher vocational teachers as the objective of study, this paper explains the meaning of PCK, analyzes the PCK situation of higher vocational teachers in their open lessons, holds that the research on higher vocational teachers' PCK is important, and proposes strategies for the PCK development of higher voca-tional teachers.%本文从高职视角出发,以高职教师的公开课为研究对象,阐述了PCK的内涵,分析了高职教师公开课上的PCK情况,认为高职教师PCK研究具有重要意义,并提出了高职教师PCK发展的策略。

  12. On Xinjiang Binguan Vocational Education Group Development%新疆兵团职业教育集团化办学发展探析

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    杨学志

    2011-01-01

    本文对兵团职业教育存在的问题进行梳理,对其现状进行了客观分析,阐述了兵团职业教育集团化办学发展的意义和可行性,提出了推进兵团职业教育集团化办学的建议。%This article sorts out the the problems in Bingtuan vocational education, offers an objective analysis of their situation, elaborates on the meaning and feasibility of the development collectivization of Bingtuan vocational education, and put forward suggestions on the promotion of the collectivization of Bingtuan vocational education.

  13. The sustainable development of higher vocational education in question%略论高职教育中人的可持续发展问题

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    王学杰

    2014-01-01

    当前限制高职学生扩展发展空间的是学生缺乏职业技能,潜在素质薄弱。高职教育的发展,既要重视培养学生的技能,也要重要培养学生的素质,促使高职学生成为高素质的高技能人才,保证他们具有可持续发展的能力。这是时代发展的需求,也是高职院校教育可持续发展的必然要求。%Higher vocational students' potential quality is weak, lack of professional skills, which limits the development. The development of higher vocational education should attach importance to cultivate the students' skills, and also important to develop student's quality, make higher vocational students to become qualified high skill talented person, make sure they have the ability of sustainable development. This is the needs of the development of the era is also a necessary requirement for the sustainable development of higher vocational college education.

  14. The Advantage of Going For Vocational Education

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    王文辉

    2008-01-01

    With the entering of the 21st century,information technology has become the world's economic and social development trend,China is beginning to see vocational education as important to maintaining fast economic growth and social stability.Every one wants to have a lucrative career and bright future.That is the reason why most people these days take up vocational education.Vocational education is a type of educational attainment that teaches the student trade skills and aptitudes.Vocational school is a school that provides vocational education to individuals who desire to be trained in job-specific skills.

  15. 以科学方式培训中职生良好行为习惯%Developing Secondary Vocational Students' Good Habits with Scientific Methods

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    王琨

    2012-01-01

    There exit some problems in secondary vocational students' behaviors and habits.Starting from six behaviors and habits of secondary vocational students,this paper attempts to develop their good habits through scientific and operative methods.%中等职业学校学生的行为习惯存在一定问题,论文从调查中职学生日常六个行为习惯着手,针对其不良习惯,力图通过科学的、可操作的培训方式来训练学生形成良好的行为习惯。

  16. Agricultural Vocational Education Development Research under the Background of Modern Agriculture--Take Hu'nan Province as an example%现代农业背景下的农业职业教育发展研究--以湖南省为例

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    罗迈钦

    2014-01-01

    This paper through the development of modern agriculture situation in Hunan Province, looking for development opportunities under the background of modern agricultural development of vocational education, professional development of Hunan agricultural proposed tasks and requirements.%文章通过对湖南省现代农业发展形势分析,寻找现代农业发展背景下职业教育的发展机遇,提出了湖南农业职业发展的任务和要求。

  17. 专利文献库:高职院校图书馆的重要馆藏内容%Patent Documents Collection: An Important Part in Library Development in Technical and Vocational Colleges

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    丁莉; 何嘉玲; 金刚

    2012-01-01

    The paper expounds the significance of patent documents in teaching, scientific research and community services in technical and vocational colleges. It is held that patent documents collection is one of the most important tasks in the college library development, and suggestions of how to develop and use patent documents are also put forward.%阐述了专利文献在高职院校教学、科研和社会服务中的重要意义,认为专利文献库的建设是高职院校图书馆馆藏建设的必不可少的重要内容,并对专利文献库的建设措施提出建议。

  18. On the Development of College-based Higher Vocational English Textbooks Based on Ability Cultivation%基于能力培养的高职英语校本教材开发

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    高玉环; 王瑮

    2014-01-01

    高职院校英语校本教材开发是高职英语教学改革的必然趋势,校本教材根据不同专业的需求,以就业为导向、职业为背景,以学生英语实际水平为基础,设计教学内容、教学任务,强化听说能力、模拟职场应用,提高学生的沟通能力和职业素养。本文从校本教材开发的必要性、开发原则及教学实施等方面进行了阐述。%The development of college-based higher vocational English textbooks is a necessary trend of higher vocational Eng-lish teaching reform. College-based textbooks design teaching contents and tasks, enhance listening and speaking ability and simulate workplace application, in accordance with requirements of different majors, oriented by employment and occupation, and based on students' actual English levels, so they can improve students' communication ability and occupational quality. This paper mainly focuses on the necessity and principles of col-lege-based textbook development, as well as its implementation in teaching.

  19. The Role of Social Partners in the Development of Vocational Training in a Market Economy at the Enterprise Level. Synthesis Report of Subgroup B Meeting, 7-8 March, 1997, Warsaw.

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    Gieorgica, Pawel; Luttringer, Jean-Marie

    Vocational training should be a subject of social dialogue at the enterprise level, since enterprises have an essential role in developing continuing vocational training of their employees and are concerned about initial training. European social partners agree that states, enterprises, and individuals have responsibilities in initial vocational…

  20. A task analysis of underway replenishment for virtual environment ship-handling simulator scenario development

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    Norris, Steven D.

    1998-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited While developing a Virtual Reality (VR) Ship handling simulator for the Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS) in Newport, RI, researchers at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, FL discovered a need for a task analysis of a Conning Officer during an Underway Replenishment (UNREP). The purpose of this task analysis was to document the tasks the Conning Officer performs and cues used to accomplish ...

  1. Examining the Effectiveness of an iPod Touch with Video Prompts to Teach Community Based Vocational Tasks to Students with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

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    Huntington, Angela A.

    2012-01-01

    Three student employees with intellectual disabilities and autism used an iPod touch with video prompts to increase their level of independence at work. Using the iPod, they each experienced an increase in correct task completion across three work tasks. In addition, I conducted a social validation study to determine if employers and job coaches…

  2. On internationalization development path of higher vocational education%高等职业教育国际化发展路径的探析

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    李建民

    2015-01-01

    目前,我国高等职业教育国际化发展程度普遍较低,面临的发展困境较多。为了探索高等职业教育国际化发展的有效路径,分析了世界经济全球化背景下高等职业教育国际化发展的现实意义,提出了当前形势下高等职业教育国际化发展首先要解决更新国际化教育理念,高职院校国际化办学要明确定位、选准对象。对处于不同发展阶段的高职院校,实施国际化发展要因校而异、各有侧重,走出一条适合各自学校发展、富有特色的国际化发展路径。%At present,internationalization development level of higher vocational education in our coun-try is generally low and is facing quite a lot of development difficulties.In order to explore the effective path of internationalization development of higher vocational education,this paper analyzes the practical significance of internationalization development of higher vocational education in economic globalization background,and puts forward that internationalization development of higher vocational education in the current situation should first renew internationalization education concept and higher vocational colleges should definitize own positions and choose right obj ects in international school running.Higher vocation-al colleges at different development stages should implant internationalization development according to their own situation and focus on their own needs,thus choosing and exploring suitable and distinctive in-ternalization development paths of their owin.

  3. Learning Processes of Students in Pre-Vocational Secondary Education: Relations between Goal Orientations, Information Processing Strategies and Development of Conceptual Knowledge

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    Koopman, Maaike; Den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe; Teune, Peter

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate relations between goal orientations, information processing strategies and development of conceptual knowledge of pre-vocational secondary education students (n = 719; 14 schools). Students' preferences for certain types of goals and information processing strategies were examined using questionnaires.…

  4. Incorporating the Notion of Recontextualisation in Academic Literacies Research: The Case of a South African Vocational Web Design and Development Course

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    Coleman, Lynn

    2012-01-01

    This article describes a small scale ethnographically oriented research study seeking to contribute to understanding student academic literacy practices in a South African vocational, web design and development course. In this course digital multimodal assessments are the main means whereby students demonstrate their learning. The findings of the…

  5. Differences and Similarities in the Use of the Portfolio and Personal Development Plan for Career Guidance in Various Vocational Schools in The Netherlands

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    Mittendorff, Kariene; Jochems, Wim; Meijers, Frans; den Brok, Perry

    2008-01-01

    In The Netherlands, a growing number of vocational education and training institutes are implementing competence-based approaches to learning, including new career guidance practices. These practices often involve instruments such as portfolios or personal development plans, and are aimed at supporting students in their search for a sense of…

  6. Development Status and Countermeasures of Disabled People's Vocational Education%残疾人职业教育发展现状与对策

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    于莹莹

    2014-01-01

    Disabled people's vocational education is a special form of education, which is an important way to acquire skills and achieve self-development, as well as is of very important significance for disabled people. In recent years, the government has enhanced support for vocational education of disabled people investment, carried out policy support from multi-angles and increased capital investment from multi-channels to the disabled vocational education. Thus, in the face of new development situation and opportunities, the development status and policy innovation should be seriously considered in order to promote the development of the disabled vocational education.%残疾人职业教育是具有特殊性的教育形式,是残疾人掌握技能、实现自我发展的重要途径,对残疾人的发展具有重要的意义。近年来,政府增强了对残疾人职业教育的支持力度,多视角进行政策扶持,多渠道增加资金投入。因此,在面对新的发展形势与机遇时,应认真思考残疾人职业教育发展现状与政策创新,更好地促进我国残疾人职业教育事业的发展。

  7. Incorporating the Notion of Recontextualisation in Academic Literacies Research: The Case of a South African Vocational Web Design and Development Course

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    Coleman, Lynn

    2012-01-01

    This article describes a small scale ethnographically oriented research study seeking to contribute to understanding student academic literacy practices in a South African vocational, web design and development course. In this course digital multimodal assessments are the main means whereby students demonstrate their learning. The findings of the…

  8. Towards Inclusive Learning Environments (TILE): Developing the "Roadmap for the Inclusion of Students with Special Educational Needs in Vocational Education and Workplace Settings"

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    Smith, Andy; Bell, Sheena

    2015-01-01

    Twenty years after UNESCO's Salamanca Statement enshrined international action for provision for children, youth and adults with special educational needs within the regular educational system, this article presents the current underpinning international and national UK context for developing inclusion in vocational education and training and…

  9. Learning Processes of Students in Pre-Vocational Secondary Education: Relations between Goal Orientations, Information Processing Strategies and Development of Conceptual Knowledge

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    Koopman, Maaike; Den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe; Teune, Peter

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate relations between goal orientations, information processing strategies and development of conceptual knowledge of pre-vocational secondary education students (n = 719; 14 schools). Students' preferences for certain types of goals and information processing strategies were examined using questionnaires.…

  10. Identity Development in German Emerging Adults: Not an Easy Task

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    Seiffge-Krenke, Inge; Haid, Marja-Lena

    2012-01-01

    In this chapter, we review identity development in German youth as well as the impact of German cultural history on difficulties in developing a sense of national identity. Current socioeconomic and political contexts, such as instability of labor markets and prolonged transitions to work and partnership, are likely to affect identity development.…

  11. Chemometrics review for chemical sensor development, task 7 report

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    1994-05-01

    This report, the seventh in a series on the evaluation of several chemical sensors for use in the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) site characterization and monitoring programs, concentrates on the potential use of chemometrics techniques in analysis of sensor data. Chemometrics is the chemical discipline that uses mathematical, statistical, and other methods that employ formal logic to: design or select optimal measurement procedures and experiments and provide maximum relevant chemical information by analyzing chemical data. The report emphasizes the latter aspect. In a formal sense, two distinct phases are in chemometrics applications to analytical chemistry problems: (1) the exploratory data analysis phase and (2) the calibration and prediction phase. For use in real-world problems, it is wise to add a third aspect - the independent validation and verification phase. In practical applications, such as the ERWM work, and in order of decreasing difficulties, the most difficult tasks in chemometrics are: establishing the necessary infrastructure (to manage sampling records, data handling, and data storage and related aspects), exploring data analysis, and solving calibration problems, especially for nonlinear models. Chemometrics techniques are different for what are called zeroth-, first-, and second-order systems, and the details depend on the form of the assumed functional relationship between the measured response and the concentrations of components in mixtures. In general, linear relationships can be handled relatively easily, but nonlinear relationships can be difficult.

  12. Development and Validation of an Admission Test Designed to Assess Samples of Performance on Academic Tasks

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    Tanilon, Jenny; Segers, Mien; Vedder, Paul; Tillema, Harm

    2009-01-01

    This study illustrates the development and validation of an admission test, labeled as Performance Samples on Academic Tasks in Educational Sciences (PSAT-Ed), designed to assess samples of performance on academic tasks characteristic of those that would eventually be encountered by examinees in an Educational Sciences program. The test was based…

  13. Support from Teachers and Trainers in Vocational Education and Training: The Pathways to Career Aspirations and Further Career Development

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    Hofmann, Claudia; Stalder, Barbara E.; Tschan, Franziska; Häfeli, Kurt

    2014-01-01

    Transition from school to work is a challenging period for young people with learning difficulties. In the dual vocational system of Switzerland, teachers at vocational educational and training (VET)-schools, as well as trainers at VET-companies, provide important support. We were interested in the different pathways from this support to…

  14. Vocational rehabilitation

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    Labriola, Merete; Thielen, Karsten; Eplov, Lene Falgaard

    2014-01-01

    Work is known to be one of the main sources of human identity. It might be threatened when ill-health impairs individual labour market participation. Vocational rehabilitation, which is based on the bio-psycho-social model of health and function, is the systematic approach to improve employability...... for those who suffer from health-related disabilities. This article gives a short historical overview about vocational rehabilitation in Denmark, describes the current structural and political framework and gives practice examples of local multidisciplinary and intersectoral rehabilitation efforts....

  15. Vocational rehabilitation

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    Labriola, Merete; Thielen, Karsten; Eplov, Lene Falgaard

    2014-01-01

    Work is known to be one of the main sources of human identity. It might be threatened when ill-health impairs individual labour market participation. Vocational rehabilitation, which is based on the bio-psycho-social model of health and function, is the systematic approach to improve employability...... for those who suffer from health-related disabilities. This article gives a short historical overview about vocational rehabilitation in Denmark, describes the current structural and political framework and gives practice examples of local multidisciplinary and intersectoral rehabilitation efforts....

  16. Enhancing Children's Development through Play: a Task that Must ...

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    tongue or the language of the immediate community and to this end will: Vol. ... and cognitive development of children and in essence it is a learning experience. ... degree of social acceptance children enjoy will determine the length of time.

  17. Neuropsychological assessment of a new computerized cognitive task that developed for training several cognitive functions simultaneously.

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    Satoe eIchihara-Takeda

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies have indicated that computerized cognitive training is effective as therapy for reducing the cognitive decline with aging and the dysfunction associated with neuropsychiatric illness. Although cognitive trainings that targets a specific function and multi-domain cognitive training have both been shown to have significant effects, we need one simple behavioral training paradigm to improve multiple domains of cognitive functions easily and simultaneously. We had developed a new computerized task that seeks to engage the cognitive functions of planning, mental calculation, and divergent thinking based on a working memory task in a single task. The purpose of this study was to assess the cognitive features of our new task by comparing the scores of seven known neuropsychological batteries in healthy elderly subjects. The relationships between performance in our task and the scores obtained by the neuropsychological batteries were examined. The percentage of correct performance on our task was correlated with the scores on the category fluency test, the digit span backward task, and the Trail making test B. Stepwise multiple regression analyses revealed that the scores on the category fluency test and the Trail making test B showed significant positive correlations with the percentage of correct performance on our task. Although the present study did not show high correlations between the percentage of correct performance on our task and working memory functions as a primary target, we did observe mid-level correlations between the percentage of correct performance on our task and functions for divided attention and word fluency. Our new task could not measure subject’s working memory capacity specifically, but could measure the abilities of attention and divergent thinking. Thus, this task might be a useful tool for training multiple cognitive functions simultaneously.

  18. The effect of task complexity and task conditions on foreign language development and performance: three empirical studies

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    Sercu, L.; Wachter, L; Peters, E.; Kuiken, F.; Vedder, I.

    2006-01-01

    It has been argued that tasks constitute a valid alternative unit to sequence the language learning process, as opposed to linguistically defined syllabuses. Implementing this claim presupposes that it is possible to access the cognitive and linguistic demands of tasks, so that they can be sequenced in such a way that they optimally support and promote the L2 learning process. Knowing what demands a task will make opens up the possibility of using task design to manipulate the learner's atten...

  19. Advanced diesel engine component development program, tasks 4-14

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    Kaushal, Tony S.; Weber, Karen E.

    1994-11-01

    This report summarizes the Advanced Diesel Engine Component Development (ADECD) Program to develop and demonstrate critical technology needed to advance the heavy-duty low heat rejection engine concept. Major development activities reported are the design, analysis, and fabrication of monolithic ceramic components; vapor phase and solid film lubrication; electrohydraulic valve actuation; and high pressure common rail injection. An advanced single cylinder test bed was fabricated as a laboratory tool in studying these advanced technologies. This test bed simulates the reciprocator for a system having no cooling system, turbo compounding, Rankine bottoming cycle, common rail injection, and variable valve actuation to achieve fuel consumption of 160 g/kW-hr (.26 lb/hp-hr). The advanced concepts were successfully integrated into the test engine. All ceramic components met their functional and reliability requirements. The firedeck, cast-in-place ports, valves, valve guides, piston cap, and piston ring were made from silicon nitride. Breakthroughs required to implement a 'ceramic' engine included the fabrication of air-gap cylinder heads, elimination of compression gaskets, machining of ceramic valve seats within the ceramic firedeck, fabrication of cast-in-place ceramic port liners, implementation of vapor phase lubrication, and elimination of the engine coolant system. Silicon nitride valves were successfully developed to meet several production abuse test requirements and incorporated into the test bed with a ceramic valve guide and solid film lubrication. The ADECD cylinder head features ceramic port shields to increase insulation and exhaust energy recovery. The combustion chamber includes a ceramic firedeck and piston cap. The tribological challenge posed by top ring reversal temperatures of 550 C was met through the development of vapor phase lubrication using tricresyl phosphate at the ring-liner interface. A solenoid-controlled, variable valve actuation system

  20. Biomedical engineering tasks. [electrode development for electrocardiography and electroencephalography

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    1972-01-01

    Electrocardiographic and vectorcardiographic bioinstrumentation work centered on the development of a new electrode system harness for Project Skylab. Evaluation of several silver electrode configurations proved superior impedance voltage performance for silver/silver chloride electrodes mounted flush by using a paste adhesive. A portable ECG processor has been designed and a breadboard unit has been built to sample ECG input data at a rate of 500 samples per second for arrhythmia detection. A small real time display driver program has been developed for statistical analysis on selected QPS features. Engineering work on a sleep monitoring cap assembly continued.

  1. Exploration Requirements Development Utilizing the Strategy-to-Task-to-Technology Development Approach

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    Drake, Bret G.; Josten, B. Kent; Monell, Donald W.

    2004-01-01

    The Vision for Space Exploration provides direction for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to embark on a robust space exploration program that will advance the Nation s scientific, security, and economic interests. This plan calls for a progressive expansion of human capabilities beyond low earth orbit seeking to answer profound scientific and philosophical questions while responding to discoveries along the way. In addition, the Vision articulates the strategy for developing the revolutionary new technologies and capabilities required for the future exploration of the solar system. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration faces new challenges in successfully implementing the Vision. In order to implement a sustained and affordable exploration endeavor it is vital for NASA to do business differently. This paper provides an overview of the strategy-to-task-to-technology process being used by NASA s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate to develop the requirements and system acquisition details necessary for implementing a sustainable exploration vision.

  2. Development of flight experiment task requirements. Volume 2: Technical Report. Part 2: Appendix H: Tasks-skills data series

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    Hatterick, G. R.

    1972-01-01

    The data sheets presented contain the results of the task analysis portion of the study to identify skill requirements of space shuttle crew personnel. A comprehensive data base is provided of crew functions, operating environments, task dependencies, and task-skills applicable to a representative cross section of earth orbital research experiments.

  3. INFLUENCE OF SEPARATED HOMES ON TASK PERFORMANCE AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN IN ONDO METROPOLIS

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    Akindele Oluwafemi; Iwayemi Ayodeji; Idoko O Joseph

    2017-01-01

    The study looked into the influence of separated homes on task performance and personality development of school children in Ondo State metropolis with particular focus on the Okitipupa Local Government Area...

  4. Development of Interpersonal Coordination Between Peers During a Drumming Task

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    Endedijk, Hinke M.; Ramenzoni, Veronica C. O.; Cox, Ralf F. A.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Bekkering, Harold; Hunnius, Sabine

    2015-01-01

    During social interaction, the behavior of interacting partners becomes coordinated. Although interpersonal coordination is well-studied in adults, relatively little is known about its development. In this project we explored how 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children spontaneously coordinated their drummi

  5. Development of Interpersonal Coordination between Peers during a Drumming Task

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    Endedijk, Hinke M.; Ramenzoni, Veronica C. O.; Cox, Ralf F. A.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Bekkering, Harold; Hunnius, Sabine

    2015-01-01

    During social interaction, the behavior of interacting partners becomes coordinated. Although interpersonal coordination is well-studied in adults, relatively little is known about its development. In this project we explored how 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children spontaneously coordinated their drumming with a peer. Results showed that all children…

  6. Work Rehabilitation Questionnaire (WORQ): development and preliminary psychometric evidence of an ICF-based questionnaire for vocational rehabilitation.

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    Finger, Monika E; Escorpizo, Reuben; Bostan, Cristina; De Bie, Rob

    2014-09-01

    The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) has proven to be a valuable framework for vocational rehabilitation (VR). No reliable and valid ICF-based instruments to capture work functioning is known, hence, the aims of this study were: (1) to outline the process for developing an ICF-based questionnaire, the Work Rehabilitation Questionnaire (WORQ) to assess functioning in VR and (2) to report preliminary psychometric evidence. ICF categories were selected from the ICF Core Sets for VR using explorative Rasch-analysis and VR literature review. Questions were worded to assess identified ICF categories. WORQ was translated from English to German. Psychometrics for the German version of WORQ was examined in one VR centre in Switzerland. 44 ICF categories were selected which resulted in 36 questions related to functioning. The psychometric evaluation of WORQ showed high test-retest reliability (Spearman correlation 0.79) (n = 53) and good internal consistency (Cronbachs Alpha 0.88) (n = 74) WORQ showed moderate correlation with Beck Depression Inventory II (Spearman correlation 0.511) and low correlation (Spearman correlation -0.353) with SF-36. WORQ appears to be a reliable, ICF-based questionnaire to evaluate functioning in VR, easy to administer by health or vocational professionals. The additional information gained when using WORQ would contribute to improving interdisciplinary understanding of the patient's situation and therefore support the integrative planning of the return-to-work process or engagement in gainful employment. However, further studies are needed to further examine its use in clinical practice and research, when validated in other patient populations and settings.

  7. Higher vocational college library books purchasing quality control%浅谈高职院校图书馆图书采购质量的控制

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    何艳

    2014-01-01

    随着高职院校中职业教育以及评估活动的大力开展,使得高职院校近些年来取得了长足的发展。图书馆是高职院校建设与发展的重心,是学习最具信息化的场所,肩负着高职院校科研以及学生教育的重任,因此,高职院校图书馆的图书采购质量与馆藏建设对高职院校的发展有着重要的影响。本文从高职院校图书馆的采购任务、采购原则以及对采购质量控制体系的建立几个方面简单阐述了高职院校图书馆图书采购质量控制的问题。%With the higher vocational colleges to develop, vocational education and assessment activities in higher vocational colleges have obtained the development. Library is the focus of construction and development in higher vocational colleges, is a place for learning the most information, shoulder the important task of higher vocational college students scientific research and education, therefore, higher vocational college library of books purchasing quality and library collection construction has an important influence on the development of higher vocational colleges. From the principles of purchasing task of higher vocational college library, the purchase of purchasing quality control system and simple set up several aspects elaborated the higher vocational college library books purchasing quality control problem.

  8. Alfalfa variety development. Minnesota Agripower Project, Task II research report

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    Lamb, J.F.S.; Samac, D.A.; Sheaffer, C.C.

    1997-10-30

    This report briefly summarizes preliminary results from crossbreeding alfalfa to develop desirable characteristics for a dedicated biomass feed stock. The varieties development is part of a larger project which includes preparation and gasification of the alfalfa stems for energy production, and use of the co-product alfalfa leaves in livestock feed. The desired alfalfa traits include winter hardiness, resistance to major pathogens, resistance to foliar disease complexes, many thick, tall, solid, non-lodging stems with high lignin content, delayed flowering, and high quality leaves retained through harvest. Currently no alfalfa varieties meet these criteria. Three crosses were made using old European varieties, with thick stems, and modern resistant varieties. The crossbreeds showed some resistance to diseases, but increased resistance is needed to maximize leaf and steam yield. 1 tab.

  9. Paraho oil shale module. Site development plan, Task 4

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    1981-10-01

    A management plan and schedule which covers all requirements for gaining access to the site and for conducting a Paraho Process demonstration program have been prepared. The oil shale available should represent a regional resource of suitable size and quality for commercial development. Discussed in this report are: proof of ownership; requirements for rights-of-way for access to the site; local zoning restrictions; water rights; site availability verification; and other legal requirements. (DMC)

  10. Ergonomic analysis of work activity for the purpose of developing training programs: the contribution of ergonomics to vocational didactics.

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    Ouellet, Sylvie

    2012-01-01

    Questions related to job skills and the teaching situations that best promote skill development are investigated by specialists in various fields, notably among them, ergonomists. This paper presents the findings of an ergonomic intervention study whose aim was to develop a meat-deboning training program by taking into account both the training content to be constructed and the working conditions that might facilitate or hinder skill development. One-on-one interviews and group discussions, on-the-job and videotape playback observations, as well as self-confrontation interviews were carried out. Activity analysis revealed major variability in work methods. The reasoning behind the experienced workers' actions and the experiential job knowledge they had developed were brought to light and served to develop the training content. The determining factors in the choice of work methods were identified, allowing adjustments to be made to the working conditions that might hinder skill development. The ergonomic process that implied taking working conditions into account in our study may make a significant contribution to vocational didactics, which is based on the cognitive analysis of work for the purpose of improving the effectiveness of job-skills training.

  11. Development of Procedures for Assessing the Impact of Vocational Education Research and Development on Vocational Education (Project IMPACT). Volume 4--A Case Study of Illinois Projects in Horticulture.

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    Hook, Colin; Ethridge, James

    As part of Project IMPACT's efforts to identify and develop procedures for complying with the impact requirements of Public Law 94-482, a case study was made of Illinois Projects in Horticulture. Fourteen horticulture projects in high schools and junior colleges were discovered through a previous study, personal interviews with two University of…

  12. Task-evoked pupillometry provides a window into the development of short-term memory capacity

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The capacity to keep multiple items in short-term memory (STM improves over childhood and provides the foundation for the development of multiple cognitive abilities. The goal of this study was to measure the extent to which age differences in STM capacity are related to differences in task engagement during encoding. Children (n = 69, mean age = 10.5 years and adults (n = 54, mean age = 27.5 years performed two STM tasks: the forward digit span test from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC and a novel eyetracking digit span task designed to overload STM capacity. Building on prior research showing that task-evoked pupil dilation can be used as a real-time index of task engagement, we measured changes in pupil dilation while participants encoded long sequences of digits for subsequent recall. As expected, adults outperformed children on both STM tasks. We found similar patterns of pupil dilation while children and adults listened to the first six digits on our STM Overload task, after which the adults’ pupils continued to dilate and the children’s began to constrict, suggesting that the children had reached their cognitive limits and that they had begun to disengage attention from the task. Indeed, the point at which pupil dilation peaked at encoding was a significant predictor of WISC forward span, and this relationship held even after partialing out recall performance on the STM Overload task. These findings indicate that sustained task engagement at encoding is an important component of the development of STM.

  13. European wind turbine testing procedure developments. Task 2: Power quality

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    Sørensen, Poul Ejnar; Friis Pedersen, Troels; Gerdes, G.;

    2001-01-01

    The present report describes the work done in the power quality subtask of the European Wind Turbine Testing Procedure Developments project funded by the EU SMT program. The objective of the power quality subtask has been to make recommendations andprovide background for new standards...... for measurement and testing of wind turbine power quality. The focus in the work has been to support the ongoing standardisation work in IEC with a new standard IEC61400-21 for measurement and assessment of powerquality characteristics of grid connected wind turbines. The work has also been based on the power...... quality measuremnet procedure in the Measnet cooperation of European test stations for wind turbines. The first working item of the project has been toverify the state of the art of the measurement procedures by analyses and comparisons of the measurements and data processing software of the participating...

  14. The Study of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Needs of Dairy and Cooking Oil Producing Companies in Tehran Province

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    Jabbari, Lotfali

    2015-01-01

    Education is not merely provision of information from trainer to learner, but the point is that this person requires practical educations for some of its tasks. By considering industrialization of manufacturing processes, economic development cannot happen without considering the Technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Since the…

  15. Conceptions of Connectivity: How Swiss Teachers, Trainers and Apprentices Perceive Vocational Learning and Teaching across Different Learning Sites

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    Sappa, Viviana; Aprea, Carmela

    2014-01-01

    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…

  16. DEVELOPING A TEACHING FACTORY LEARNING MODEL TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION COMPETENCIES AMONG MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN A VOCATIONAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to develop a learning model that can provide vocational senior high school students with an authentic industrial working experience in the manufacturing and production sector in the very same school that they are enrolled.  An appropriate in-school industrial experience is expected to improve students’ competences and skills. A four stage research and development method was used, involving preliminary study, development, testing and model validation. The study uses both qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to produce a six steps teaching factory learning model (TF-6M Model. Data was gathered from teachers (n= 8 of a school in Indonesia and students of class XI (n=132 who formed the experimental and the control groups in the model validation stage, and student of class XII for the preliminary study (n=35 and development test (n=98. The focus group discussion (FGD reveals that the production teacher believes that the TF-6M model can be used to improve students’ competences. Data from students shows that TF-6M Model increases students’ competences, is preferred by students, increases their time spent at work, and improves their soft and hard skills, motivation, sense of responsibility and work ethics.

  17. 我国高职教育内涵式发展研究综述%Review of Connotative Development for Higher Vocational Education in Our Country

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    周霞霞; 王资

    2016-01-01

    在文献分析的基础上,从了解高等职业教育内涵式发展的概念入手,通过大量的文献研究和比较,评述了高等职业教育内涵式发展研究的现状、主要内容以及未来发展趋势。%Based on the literature analysis, this thesis started from learning the concept of the connotative development of higher vocational education. Through massive literature research and comparison, the thesis remarked the current situations, main contents and future development tendency of higher vocational education connotative development researches.

  18. 从“三维度”浅议高职学生可持续发展能力的培养%On Developing Vocational College Students' Sustainable Development Capacity from "Three Degrees"

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    2016-01-01

    高职院校培养的是生产服务一线的高技能人才,高职学生的可持续发展能力是衡量其是否具有职业竞争力的重要指标,要想在竞争日趋激烈的社会立足,高职学生可持续发展能力的培养势在必行。本文结合高职学生的可持续发展能力,分析了目前在高职学生可持续发展能力培养上存在的问题,从“三维度”的角度对高职学生可持续发展能力的培养提出了要求,即要丰富文化素质、夯实专业知识水平和树立终身学习观念。%Vocational Colleges develop highly skilled personnel serving production line, capacity for sustainable development of vocational students is a measure of whether an important indicator of having professional competence, in order in an incre-asingly competitive society based, sustainable vocational students Training capacity development imperative. Combined with the capacity for sustainable development of vocational students, analysis of the current capacity-building for sustainable de-velopment in the problems of higher vocational students, from the"three dimensions"perspective on the culture of sustainable development of vocational students proposed requirement that to enrich the cultural quality, consolidate the level of expertise and establish the concept of lifelong learning.

  19. Vocational Rehabilitation of Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries

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    1975-01-01

    Reviews historical development of organized vocational rehabilitation programming for the spinal cord injured in the United States. Significant factors that affect vocational rehabilitation outcomes with spinal cord injured persons are listed and discussed. (Author)

  20. Maintaining Vocational Skills of Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities through Video Modeling

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    Van Laarhoven, Toni; Winiarski, Lauren; Blood, Erika; Chan, Jeffrey M.

    2012-01-01

    A modified pre/posttest control group design was used to measure the effectiveness of video modeling on the maintenance of vocational tasks for six students with autism spectrum disorder and/or developmental disabilities. Each student was assigned two vocational tasks at their employment settings and their independence with each task was measured…

  1. 论任务驱动法在高职数学教学中的作用%On the Role of Task-driven Method in Higher Vocational Mathematics Teaching

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    张永湘

    2014-01-01

    数学的知识已被广泛应用于社会上的各行各业。除了在企事业单位中需要数学知识之外,诸如经济学研究,航天事业的研究等各个研究领域都需要数学知识。数学是高职院校的基础课程,而数学教学的方法也有很多,任务驱动法就是其中的一种。%Knowledge of mathematics has been widely used in all walks of life in society. In addition to mathematical knowl-edge in enterprises outside, a lot of research, aerospace industry economics research various research fields are required mathematical knowledge. Mathematics is the foundation courses in higher vocational colleges, and there are many methods of teaching mathematics, task-driven method is one of them.

  2. The effect of task complexity and task conditions on foreign language development and performance: three empirical studies

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    Sercu, L.; de Wachter, L.; Peters, E.; Kuiken, F.; Vedder, I.

    2006-01-01

    It has been argued that tasks constitute a valid alternative unit to sequence the language learning process, as opposed to linguistically defined syllabuses. Implementing this claim presupposes that it is possible to access the cognitive and linguistic demands of tasks, so that they can be sequenced

  3. Professional Development of Vocational Teachers in Theory and Practice%职教教师专业发展:理论与实务

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    谢艺泉

    2015-01-01

    The supporting theory of vocational edu cation teachers' professional development consists of three kinds of learning theories:adult learning theory, lifelong learning theory and experiential learning theo-ry. The professional development of vocational education teachers is the practical requirements of the knowl-edge economy society and current situation of teaching staff. Its implementation is composed of eight kinds of professional abilities.%职教教师专业发展的支撑理论由三种学习理论构成,即成人学习理论、终身学习理论和体验学习理论.职教教师专业发展是知识经济社会和职业教育师资队伍现状对职教教师提出的现实要求,其实现由八个方面的专业能力构成.

  4. Thinking on Development Model of Teaching Material Management in Higher Vocational Colleges%高职院校教材管理的发展模式思考

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    2011-01-01

    The paper analyzes the present situation of the development model of teaching material management in higher vocational colleges and the requirements of the development of higher vocational education to teaching material management, and puts forward the proposal, to change past simple supply type into comprehensive management type and serve for the scientific research and school teaching.%分析了目前高职院校教材管理模式的现状和高职教育发展对教材管理的要求,提出了对高职院校教材管理模式的建议,要改变以往的单纯供应型为综合管理型,为学校的科研,教学服务.

  5. Research on the Application of Task-driven Teaching Ap- proach in Higher Vocational Marketing Teaching%任务驱动教学法在高职市场营销学教学中的应用研究

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    吴红

    2014-01-01

    市场营销学是一门实践性、艺术性特别强的应用性学科,它主要研究的是如何以消费者需求为中心来组织企业的经营活动。在这门课程的教学中,对学生的分析能力、应用能力的培养是课程教学的重点。本文从任务驱动教学法的内涵入手,分析此教学法的优点和对市场营销学课程教学的适用性,对于任务驱动教学法在高职市场营销学教学中的过程设计和实施中应注意的事项进行了探讨。%Marketing, as a highly practical and skillful applied di-scipline, mainly studies how to organize business activities of en-terprises with consumers' demands as the center. In the teaching of the course, the cultivation of students' analytical ability and applied ability is the key point. Starting from the definition of task-driven teaching approach, this paper analyzes the advan-tages of this approach and its adaptability to marketing teaching, and explores the process design and issues needing attention in the implementation of task-driven teaching approach in higher vocational marketing teaching.

  6. TASKRADAR: TASK VISUALISATION AND MONITORING WITHIN AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LIFECYCLE USING SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES

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    Full Text Available Project management within the automotive production in specific departments is still done separately and does not interact with engineering process. Our work aims on providing flexible data insights on collaboration tasks within such environments. We apply semantic technologies RDF, OWL and SPARQL with a specific domain related ontology PROTARES (PROject TAsks RESources to interlink, describe and query domain knowledge. As proof of concept we are introducing an experimental visualisation interface called TaskRadar. Our application resides on domain ontology and allows knowledge based browsing and visualisation of tasks in development process. With this example we want to show, how semantically driven customized views can support monitoring and reflection as well as decision-making within the early phases of the automotive product lifecycle.

  7. Development of Prospective Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment and Choices of Assessment Tasks

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    Izci, Kemal; Caliskan, Gurbuz

    2017-01-01

    Recent developments in students' assessment have required change in teachers' understanding and practices of assessment. Assessing student learning is an important skill that all teachers need to develop for effective teaching. However, it is a complex and difficult task to achieve because of the difficulties in changing teachers' traditional…

  8. 77 FR 41472 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development

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    ... ADMINISTRATION Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development AGENCY: U.S. Small Business... 2nd floor. ADDRESSES: U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Washington, DC 20416... of Veterans Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW.,...

  9. 78 FR 7849 - Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development

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    ... ADMINISTRATION Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development AGENCY: U.S. Small Business... 2nd floor. ADDRESSES: U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Washington, DC 20416... Liaison, Office of Veterans Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street...

  10. Development and Confirmatory Factory Analysis of the Achievement Task Value Scale for University Students

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    Lou, Yu-Chiung; Lin, Hsiao-Fang; Lin, Chin-Wen

    2013-01-01

    The aims of the study were (a) to develop a scale to measure university students' task value and (b) to use confirmatory factor analytic techniques to investigate the construct validity of the scale. The questionnaire items were developed based on theoretical considerations and the final version contained 38 items divided into 4 subscales.…

  11. Current status and future tasks of the Sunshine Project. (Development of new energy technology)

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    Since its inception in 1974, the Sunshine Project has involved advances in new energy technology in many areas. The present report covers the principal areas of activity in 1980, examining the development status of solar energy, goethermal energy, coal liquefaction and gasification, hydrogen energy, wind power, ocean thermal energy conversion, etc. Future trends and tasks of new energy technology development are discussed. (In Japanese)

  12. Development of a non-expert risk assessment method for hand-arm related tasks (HARM)

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    Douwes, M.; Kraker, H. de

    2014-01-01

    To support health and safety practitioners in their obligation of risk assessment the 'Hand Arm Risk Assessment Method' (HARM) was developed. This tool can be used by any type of company for risk assessment of developing arm, neck or shoulders symptoms (pain) resulting from light manual tasks.This p

  13. 高职教师专业发展面临的问题与思考%Problem and thinking about higher vocational teachers'professional development

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    2014-01-01

    教师专业发展已成为影响教学质量的重要因素,在当前教育改革中占据重要地位。本文介绍了国内外学者对教师专业化及教师专业发展概念的解释,阐述我国高等职业教育本质、特征和对全面提高高等职业教育质量的重视与迫切性,指出当前高职教师在职前教育及职后专业发展所面临的问题,并提出对问题的思考。%Teacher professional development had occupied an important position in the current education re-form,and had become main factor of the teaching quality.Teacher specialization and teacher professional development which defined by international and domestic academics was introduced.The essence of higher vocational education,and the value and urgency to improve the quality of higher vocational education,was elaborated in this paper.Also the problems of the higher vocational teacher pre-service and post-service professional development was pointed out.At the same time ,the thinking about this questions was raised.

  14. Exploration on the Application of Task-based Teaching in English Listening Teaching of Higher Vocational Flight Attendant Major%探究任务型教学在高职空乘专业英语听力教学中的应用

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    2014-01-01

    在英语教学中,听力是其中的一项重要内容。为了改善传统英语听力教学中单一教学过程中所存在的缺陷,提高课堂教学效率,采用任务型教学法,可以实现英语听力的互动教学。近些年来,中国的民航事业快速发展,对于空乘人员的工作质量提出了更高的要求。语言是空乘人员基本素质评价中的硬性指标,也是与乘客交流的重要工具。民航英语在空乘人员服务中起到重要的桥梁作用。但是,往往会由于空乘专业英语听力而影响了工作质量。那么,高职高专空乘专业的英语听力教学要提高教学质量,可以采用任务教学法。本论文针对任务型教学在高职空乘专业英语听力教学中的应用进行探究。%In English teaching, listening is an important content. In order to eliminate the deficiencies existing in the traditional monotonous English listening teaching, and improve classroom teaching efficiency, task-based teaching approach is adopted to realize the interactive teaching of English listening. In recent years, the rapid development of China's civil aviation industry has proposed higher requirements for the quality of flight attendants' work. Language, as a mandatory index in the evaluation of flight attendants' basic qualities, is also an important tool for them to communicate with passengers. Civil aviation English serves as a bridge in flight attendants' services, but the quality of work may be affected due to flight attendants' English listening. To improve the teaching quality of English listening for higher vocational flight attendant major, task-based teaching approach can be adopted. This paper mainly deals with the application of this ap-proach in English listening teaching of higher vocational flight at-tendant major.

  15. Application of Task-Driving Teaching Method in "Recruiting and Employ "Course of Human Resources Management in Vocational College%任务驱动教学法在《招聘与录用》课程教学中的实践

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    戴晓云; 田晓

    2012-01-01

    高职教育的特点在于培养技能型应用型高技能人才,传统的教学方法存在着专业理论与实践操作脱节的弊端,不能适应高职教育人才培养目标的要求。根据企事业单位人力资源工作的特点和要求,探讨在高职人力资源管理专业《招聘与录用》课程教学中运用任务驱动教学法,为高职院校人力资源管理专业的教学工作提供借鉴。%The distinct characteristic of higher vocational education is for training talents with high skilled and applied ability.However,there are problems in the traditional teaching method,that is to say,theory is divorced from practice.It can not come up to the talents-training goal of higher vocational education.According to the working feature and requirement of the human resources in enterprises and institutions,this thesis discusses the task-driving as a teaching method applying in teaching of Recruiting and Employ course for Human Resources Management specialized students in Higher Vocational education.And it also provides some reference for teaching of Human Resources Management in Vocational College.

  16. A task-oriented modular and agent-based collaborative design mechanism for distributed product development

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    Liu, Jinfei; Chen, Ming; Wang, Lei; Wu, Qidi

    2014-05-01

    The rapid expansion of enterprises makes product collaborative design (PCD) a critical issue under the distributed heterogeneous environment, but as the collaborative task of large-scale network becomes more complicated, neither unified task decomposition and allocation methodology nor Agent-based network management platform can satisfy the increasing demands. In this paper, to meet requirements of PCD for distributed product development, a collaborative design mechanism based on the thought of modularity and the Agent technology is presented. First, the top-down 4-tier process model based on task-oriented modular and Agent is constructed for PCD after analyzing the mapping relationships between requirements and functions in the collaborative design. Second, on basis of sub-task decomposition for PCD based on a mixed method, the mathematic model of task-oriented modular based on multi-objective optimization is established to maximize the module cohesion degree and minimize the module coupling degree, while considering the module executable degree as a restriction. The mathematic model is optimized and simulated by the modified PSO, and the decomposed modules are obtained. Finally, the Agent structure model for collaborative design is put forward, and the optimism matching Agents are selected by using similarity algorithm to implement different task-modules by the integrated reasoning and decision-making mechanism with the behavioral model of collaborative design Agents. With the results of experimental studies for automobile collaborative design, the feasibility and efficiency of this methodology of task-oriented modular and Agent-based collaborative design in the distributed heterogeneous environment are verified. On this basis, an integrative automobile collaborative R&D platform is developed. This research provides an effective platform for automobile manufacturing enterprises to achieve PCD, and helps to promote product numeralization collaborative R&D and

  17. 高职英语技能培养的研究与实践%Research and Practice of Vocational English Skills Development

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    李尚姣

    2012-01-01

    高职英语技能培养的研究与实践是一个教学改革实验,目的是要在高职进行一系列的教学模式、评价体系以及课堂教学方法的改革.经过一段时间的实践后,最终要达到培养高职学生英语技能,即听、说、读、写、译的目的。%Vocational English skills development research and practice is a teaching reform experiment, aim to made teaching mode in higher vocational evaluation system, and the reform of classroom teaching methods. After a period of practice, and ulfmately to achieve cultivate the students' English language skills - listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation purposes.

  18. Development of Balanced Scorecard in Higher Education Institutions: Example of Çanakkale Vocational School of Social Sciences

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Higher education institutions which must adopt themselves to the rapid changes in the world should measure their performance and connect it to a system in the process of continuous development and improvement. Balanced Scorecard which offers an opportunity to the institutions to evaluate their performance from so many different aspects comes to the fore in performance measurement systems and is widely used. In this study, a Balanced Scorecard which can be used in higher education institutions has been proposed. This study, designed as a case study, has been carried out at the Çanakkale Vocational School of Social Sciences. The data obtained from the primary and secondary sources has been analyzed via the descriptive analysis. First, the current situation of the college has been discussed, then performance dimensions, objectives and measures of the Balanced Scorecard have been identified considering the mission, the vision and SWOT analysis results of the college and the applicability of the Balanced Scorecard have been evaluated. As a result, it is concluded that Balanced Scorecard can be formed in all units of the universities and applied effectively in academic and administrative units.

  19. An assessment of partnerships between technical vocational education and training and its stakeholders in the development of Ethiopian SMEs

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the Ethiopian Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET in terms of policy, strategies, curriculum, implementation, practice and challenges faced on the ground by both the TVET program and the nation in meeting the skills needs of industry and human capital development in general as enunciated in the goals of ESDP III, (Ministry of Education, 2005. In doing this the paper reviews the skills needs of industry against the capacity of the institutions of higher education’s capacity to meet these needs. It is in this context that the appropriateness of the curriculum and its implementation in respect of the TVET goals is scrutinized (Ministry of Education, 2008. Furthermore, government policies and strategies in the identification and selection of appropriate candidates for the TVET program and the incorporation of stakeholders are examined. In this assessment issues of collaboration by stakeholders in the provision of training resources and facilities are assessed, especially financing and human resource requirements in respect of staffing levels and requisite technical skills and supportive equipment and other resources. Policies and organizational structures in the identification, mobilization and distribution of such resources are also examined. To this end any opportunities that may exist for the retention and further training of the TVET graduates already employed by the industry are also reviewed. An important aspect of this evaluation is to identify and understand the kind of relationships and partnerships that exist between the TVET colleges, and government. Similarly an assessment is done concerning curriculum implementation, practice and delivery.

  20. Development and evaluation of task-specific NLP framework in China.

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    Ge, Caixia; Zhang, Yinsheng; Huang, Zhenzhen; Jia, Zheng; Ju, Meizhi; Duan, Huilong; Li, Haomin

    2015-01-01

    Natural language processing (NLP) has been designed to convert narrative text into structured data. Although some general NLP architectures have been developed, a task-specific NLP framework to facilitate the effective use of data is still a challenge in lexical resource limited regions, such as China. The purpose of this study is to design and develop a task-specific NLP framework to extract targeted information from particular documents by adopting dedicated algorithms on current limited lexical resources. In this framework, a shared and evolving ontology mechanism was designed. The result has shown that such a free text driven platform will accelerate the NLP technology acceptance in China.

  1. Vocational Hypothesis Testing in Career Decision-Making.

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    Blustein, David L.; Strohmer, Douglas C.

    1987-01-01

    Examined vocational hypothesis testing by applying Snyder's hypothesis-testing research paradigm to a vocational task in two experiments. Subjects (N=106) were asked to evaluate the appropriateness of a specific occupation for themselves. Subjects tended to exhibit confirmatory hypothesis-testing strategies when relevant occupations were…

  2. 高职院校发展路径选择探究%On Developing Paths of Higher Vocational Colleges ~,Based on Marketing Theory

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    张艺瀛

    2011-01-01

    随着高等教育市场化进程的不断推进,市场竞争机制引入教育产业内部,高职院校的发展也应该遵循市场规律,积极推行市场营销战略。本文拟运用市场营销理论分析新时期高职院校发展的路径选择问题,通过对当前宏微观营销环境的分析.适当适时引入营销策略,从而促进高职院校的特色化健康发展。%With the marketization of higher education and market competition mechanism being introduced into education industry, higher vocational colleges should follow market law and implement marketing strategy. This paper, by using marketing theory, aims to analyze the developing paths of higher vocational colleges, pointing out that marketing strategy should be introduced to promote the healthy development of higher vocational colleges.

  3. To Realize Sustainable Development of Higher Vocational College Library through Characteristics%高职院校图书馆以特色实现可持续发展

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    欧妙华

    2014-01-01

    With the rapid development of higher vocational college library, popularization of library service is more and more cannot satisfy the need of teaching and learning between teachers and students in higher vocational colleges. Higher vocational college library only close connection with their own reality, accurately grasp the characteristics of higher vocational education, strive to build specialty collections, and actively carry out special services, vigorously develop characteristic talents, go the way of higher vocational characteristic of library development, then they will keep pace with the requirements of the times, meet the needs of the development of higher vocational education.%随着高职院校图书馆的快速发展,大众化的藏书服务越来越不能满足高职院校师生教学和学习的需要,高职院校图书馆只有紧密结合自身实际,准确把握高职教育特点,努力建设特色馆藏,积极开展特色服务,大力培养特色人才,走高职特色的图书馆发展之路,才能跟上时代的要求,适应高等职业教育发展的需要。

  4. Potential Problems in Collectivization Development of Vocational Education of Corps and Countermeasures%兵团职业教育集团化发展可能出现的问题与对策

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    侯瑞丽; 邵静; 杨学志

    2012-01-01

    Collectivization of vocational education is the important way to break through single education system, improve the overall level and quality of vocational education. In China, the higher vocational education group began to emerge and grow up rapidly since 1990s, but for the development of vocational development of corps, it is still in the stage of exploration. The article analyzed the potential problems in collectivization development of vocational education of corps, and tentatively put forward the countermeasures to provide certain reference for sustained and stable development of collectivization of vocational education of corps.%职业教育集团化是突破单一教育办学体制、提高职业教育整体水平和质量的重要途径.在我国,高职教育集团从上世纪90年代开始出现并迅速成长起来,但兵团职业教育集团的发展尚在探索阶段.本文通过对兵团职业教育集团发展可能出现的问题进行分析,试探性地提出解决的对策,为兵团高职教育集团的持续稳定发展提供一定的参考.

  5. A Theory-Ridden, Computerless, Impersonal Vocational Guidance System.

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    Holland, John L.

    Beginning with a brief summary of the need for practical vocational guidance systems, the author explains his Self Directed Search for Educational and Vocational Planning (SDS), which was developed to provide a cheap, practical, vocational guidance system having a high degree of scientific validty and client effectiveness. The SDS is a…

  6. Institutionalization of Higher Vocational Education in China: A Neoinstitutionalist Perspective

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    Xiong, Jie

    2013-01-01

    From the perspective of neoinstitutionalism, higher vocational education has become an emerging institution in Chinese society. Its development over three decades entails a trend of institutionalization of higher vocational education. In such a process, higher vocational education is gaining legitimacy and experiencing isomorphic changes. Various…

  7. History of Adult Vocational Education in New Brunswick.

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    New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).

    This paper traces the development of adult vocational education in New Brunswick from its beginning in 1918 to the present. Highlights summarize the adult vocational history before confederation and to World War I, when the first Vocational Education Act was passed in 1918. The paper then summarizes the events of World War I and the Depression…

  8. Vocational Profiles and Internship Quality among Portuguese VET Students

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    Gamboa, Vitor; Paixão, Maria Paula; de Jesus, Saúl Neves

    2014-01-01

    The provision of workplace-based experiences (internships) is an important component of the training program for students attending vocational education courses. The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between internship quality and students vocational development, considering students' vocational profiles, in a sample of 346…

  9. Critical Perspectives on Adolescent Vocational Guidance in Chile

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    McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; McWhirter, Benedict T.

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the lens of critical psychology is applied to adolescent career development and vocational guidance in Chile. The authors describe and critique the status of adolescent vocational guidance in Chile, the reproduction of extant social inequities in Chilean education, and offer recommendations for enhancing vocational guidance…

  10. Critical Perspectives on Adolescent Vocational Guidance in Chile

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    McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; McWhirter, Benedict T.

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the lens of critical psychology is applied to adolescent career development and vocational guidance in Chile. The authors describe and critique the status of adolescent vocational guidance in Chile, the reproduction of extant social inequities in Chilean education, and offer recommendations for enhancing vocational guidance…

  11. Professional Identities of Vocational High School Students and Extracurricular Activities

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    Altan, Bilge Aslan; Altintas, Havva Ozge

    2017-01-01

    Vocational high schools are one of the controversial topics, and also the hardly touched fields in educational field. Students' profiles of vocational schools, their visions, and professional identity developments are not frequently reflected in the literature. Therefore, the main aim of the study is to research whether vocational high school…

  12. Research on the professional development of young teachers in higher vocational colleges under the background of integrating vocational education with industry enterprise%“产教融合”背景下高职院校青年教师专业发展研究

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    李国成

    2016-01-01

    青年教师队伍建设是高职院校可持续发展的重要保证,通过对高职院校教师专业发展的独特性和当前对高职院校青年教师专业发展的现状分析,提出了“产教融合”背景下高职院校青年教师专业发展途径。%Young teachers are the promise for the sustainable development of Higher Vocational Colleges.This research shows some significant features on the teacher professional development in vocational colleges and gives an acute analysis of the current professional development of young faculty in higher vocational colleges.It provides several reference points on the young teachers professional development for higher vocational colleges under the background of integrating vocational education with in-dustry enterprise.

  13. Task analysis and computer aid development for human reliability analysis in nuclear power plants

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    Yoon, W. C.; Kim, H.; Park, H. S.; Choi, H. H.; Moon, J. M.; Heo, J. Y.; Ham, D. H.; Lee, K. K.; Han, B. T. [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejeon (Korea)

    2001-04-01

    Importance of human reliability analysis (HRA) that predicts the error's occurrence possibility in a quantitative and qualitative manners is gradually increased by human errors' effects on the system's safety. HRA needs a task analysis as a virtue step, but extant task analysis techniques have the problem that a collection of information about the situation, which the human error occurs, depends entirely on HRA analyzers. The problem makes results of the task analysis inconsistent and unreliable. To complement such problem, KAERI developed the structural information analysis (SIA) that helps to analyze task's structure and situations systematically. In this study, the SIA method was evaluated by HRA experts, and a prototype computerized supporting system named CASIA (Computer Aid for SIA) was developed for the purpose of supporting to perform HRA using the SIA method. Additionally, through applying the SIA method to emergency operating procedures, we derived generic task types used in emergency and accumulated the analysis results in the database of the CASIA. The CASIA is expected to help HRA analyzers perform the analysis more easily and consistently. If more analyses will be performed and more data will be accumulated to the CASIA's database, HRA analyzers can share freely and spread smoothly his or her analysis experiences, and there by the quality of the HRA analysis will be improved. 35 refs., 38 figs., 25 tabs. (Author)

  14. Vocational and Technical Education Master's Employment-oriented Study

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    王晋琳

    2011-01-01

    In recent years,as China's rapid economic development,vocational and technical education has been gradually recognized by the society.As highly educated people,vocational and technical education graduate is an important force in the development of vocational education.But in reality,their employment orientation deviate from the trend of the profession and only a small part of them do related work after graducation.Combined with the current development status of vocational education,the article analysis the reasons of this problem and give policy recommendations,so as to create a good environment for vocational and technical education talented people.

  15. Towards a Multi-criteria Development Distribution Model: An Analysis of Existing Task Distribution Approaches

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    2014-01-01

    Distributing development tasks in the context of global software development bears both many risks and many opportunities. Nowadays, distributed development is often driven by only a few factors or even just a single factor such as workforce costs. Risks and other relevant factors such as workforce capabilities, the innovation potential of different regions, or cultural factors are often not recognized sufficiently. This could be improved by using empirically-based multi-criteria distribution...

  16. 职业院校女学生体育课兴趣培养研究%Vocational College Female Students' Interest Development in Physical Education

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    邵丽霞

    2015-01-01

    体育教学是职业院校教育的重要组成部分,肩负着提高学生身体素质,促进学生心理健康发展的重任,通过体育教学研究发现,当前职业院校女学生体育课学习兴趣低,对体育教学不认可,体育锻炼参加意识较差,本文采用文献资料法、专家访谈法、问卷调查法、数理统计法就职业院校女学生体育课兴趣的影响因素进行调查研究,指出了当前造成女学生体育课兴趣较低的原因,并针对这些影响因素提出了一些合理化建议,希望为提高职业院校女学生体育课学习兴趣提供一些参考。%Physical education is an important part of education in vocational schools, shoulder to improve student fitness, and promote the healthy development of students 'mental responsibility, through the teaching of PE found that the current low PE vocational college female students' interest in learning, teaching does not endorse sports , poor sense of participating in physical exercise, we use the literature, expert interviews, questionnaires, mathematical statistics to investigate and study the factors affecting vocational college female students 'interests in physical, pointed out the cause of female students' sports in-terests lower reasons for these factors and made some reasonable suggestions, hoping to provide some reference for impro-ving vocational colleges PE female students' interest in learning.

  17. IVA. Improving Vocational Administration. Final Report.

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    EPD Consortium D, Richardson, TX.

    The Texas Improving Vocational Administration (IVA) project was conceived to improve preservice and inservice programs for vocational education administrators. Primary objectives were to (1) develop a method, including a survey, to determine existing inservice and preservice administrative training program competencies; (2) determine, using the…

  18. IVA. Improving Vocational Administration. Final Report.

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    EPD Consortium D, Richardson, TX.

    The Texas Improving Vocational Administration (IVA) project was conceived to improve preservice and inservice programs for vocational education administrators. Primary objectives were to (1) develop a method, including a survey, to determine existing inservice and preservice administrative training program competencies; (2) determine, using the…

  19. A comparison of the pre-education expectations, perceptions developed through the experience, and motivation of the students taking vocational tourism education

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The quality of tourism education provided at vocational schools could be achieved through a two-way interaction between the school and the students. In order for tourism education provided at vocational schools aiming to train mid-level human resources for the tourism sector to be at desired quality, it is of paramount importance to know the levels of expectations, perceptions, and motivation of students, who are the most important elements of education. This study aimed to determine students’ pre-education expectations, perceptions developed in the education process and finally their motivation regarding the tourism education provided. Data were collected through questionnaires consist of a personal information and three scales (motivation, expectation and perception scales for tourism education. In this study, it was detected that the levels of expectations that 423 students receiving associate degree tourism education had prior to tourism education affected the levels of perceptions formed in the process and motivation positively. However, as a result of the fact that the expectations of the students who had high expectations prior to tourism education were not met during their experiences, their perceptions fell compared to the expectation and they had motivation at the rate of the perceptions formed. It was revealed that vocational schools were insufficient to meet student expectations.

  20. Construction of Tasks in Order to Develop and Promote Classroom Communication in Mathematics

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    Olteanu, Lucian

    2015-01-01

    In this article, the focus is on task construction and the importance of this process to develop and promote classroom communication in mathematics. The students' tests, examination of students' mathematical work, the teachers' lesson plans, and reports of the lessons' instructions are the basic data for this article. The analysis indicated that…

  1. In search of design principles for developing digital learning & performance support for a student design task

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    Bollen, Lars; Van der Meij, Hans; Leemkuil, Henny; McKenney, Susan

    2016-01-01

    A digital learning and performance support environment for university student design tasks was developed. This paper describes on the design rationale, process, and the usage results to arrive at a core set of design principles for the construction of such an environment. We present a collection of

  2. In search of design principles for developing digital learning & performance support for a student design task

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    Bollen, Lars; Meij, van der Hans; Leemkuil, Henny; McKenney, Susan

    2015-01-01

    A digital learning and performance support environment for university student design tasks was developed. This paper describes on the design rationale, process, and the usage results to arrive at a core set of design principles for the construction of such an environment. We present a collection of

  3. Probing behavioral responses to food: development of a food-specific go/no-go task.

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    Teslovich, Theresa; Freidl, Eve K; Kostro, Katrina; Weigel, Julia; Davidow, Juliet Y; Riddle, Megan C; Helion, Chelsea; Dreyfuss, Michael; Rosenbaum, Michael; Walsh, B Timothy; Casey, Betty Jo; Mayer, Laurel

    2014-09-30

    The ability to exert self-control in the face of appetitive, alluring cues is a critical component of healthy development. The development of behavioral measures that use disease-relevant stimuli can greatly improve our understanding of cue-specific impairments in self-control. To produce such a tool relevant to the study of eating and weight disorders, we modified the traditional go/no-go task to include food and non-food targets. To confirm that performance on this new task was consistent with other go/no-go tasks, it was given to 147 healthy, normal weight volunteers between the ages of 5 and 30. High-resolution photos of food or toys were used as the target and nontarget stimuli. Consistent with expectations, overall improvements in accuracy were seen from childhood to adulthood. Participants responded more quickly and made more commission errors to food cues compared to nonfood cues (F(1,140)=21.76, Pfood cues for this non-obese, healthy developmental sample. This novel food-specific go/no-go task may be used to track the development of self-control in the context of food cues and to evaluate deviations or deficits in the development of this ability in individuals at risk for eating problem behaviors and disorders.

  4. HTML5 in Development of Assessment Tasks for e-Learning

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes various types of assessment tasks that are used in e-learning environments and studies the use of HTML5 in the development of user interface elements for e-learning systems. Popular existing practices of HTML5 user interface design are examined, and some examples relevant to e-learning environments are provided.

  5. Development of the Biology Card Sorting Task to Measure Conceptual Expertise in Biology

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    Smith, Julia I.; Combs, Elijah D.; Nagami, Paul H.; Alto, Valerie M.; Goh, Henry G.; Gourdet, Muryam A. A.; Hough, Christina M.; Nickell, Ashley E.; Peer, Adrian G.; Coley, John D.; Tanner, Kimberly D.

    2013-01-01

    There are widespread aspirations to focus undergraduate biology education on teaching students to think conceptually like biologists; however, there is a dearth of assessment tools designed to measure progress from novice to expert biological conceptual thinking. We present the development of a novel assessment tool, the Biology Card Sorting Task,…

  6. Florida Model Task Force on Diabetic Retinopathy: Development of an Interagency Network.

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    Groff, G.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    This article describes the development of a mechanism to organize a network in Florida for individuals who are at risk for diabetic retinopathy. The task force comprised representatives from governmental, academic, professional, and voluntary organizations. It worked to educate professionals, patients, and the public through brochures, resource…

  7. The initial development of the 'Cancer Caregiving Tasks, Consequences and Needs Questionnaire' (CaTCoN)

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    Lund, Line; Ross, Lone; Grønvold, Mogens

    2012-01-01

    To develop a questionnaire for cancer patients' informal caregivers, measuring the caregiving tasks and consequences, and the caregivers' needs with a main focus on the interaction with the health care professionals. Such an instrument is needed to evaluate the efforts directed towards caregivers...

  8. Development of the Biology Card Sorting Task to Measure Conceptual Expertise in Biology

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    Smith, Julia I.; Combs, Elijah D.; Nagami, Paul H.; Alto, Valerie M.; Goh, Henry G.; Gourdet, Muryam A. A.; Hough, Christina M.; Nickell, Ashley E.; Peer, Adrian G.; Coley, John D.; Tanner, Kimberly D.

    2013-01-01

    There are widespread aspirations to focus undergraduate biology education on teaching students to think conceptually like biologists; however, there is a dearth of assessment tools designed to measure progress from novice to expert biological conceptual thinking. We present the development of a novel assessment tool, the Biology Card Sorting Task,…

  9. In search of design principles for developing digital learning & performance support for a student design task

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    Bollen, Lars; Van der Meij, Hans; Leemkuil, Henny; McKenney, Susan

    2016-01-01

    A digital learning and performance support environment for university student design tasks was developed. This paper describes on the design rationale, process, and the usage results to arrive at a core set of design principles for the construction of such an environment. We present a collection of

  10. In search of design principles for developing digital learning & performance support for a student design task

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    Bollen, Lars; van der Meij, Hans; Leemkuil, Hendrik H.; McKenney-Jensh, Susan E.

    2015-01-01

    A digital learning and performance support environment for university student design tasks was developed. This paper describes on the design rationale, process, and the usage results to arrive at a core set of design principles for the construction of such an environment. We present a collection of

  11. An Exploratory Study of the Role of Task Dependence on Team Captains' Leadership Development

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    Grandzol, Christian J.

    2011-01-01

    While there is evidence that team captainship in intercollegiate sports can lead to leadership development, there is little evidence about the role that task dependence may play on that effect. The individual or team nature of sports may offer different leadership experiences for team captains, leading to differential outcomes. In this exploratory…

  12. The Role of Context in a Collaborative Problem-Solving Task during Professional Development

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    Ritella, Giuseppe; Ligorio, Maria Beatrice; Hakkarainen, Kai

    2016-01-01

    This article analyses how a group of teachers managed the resources available while performing computer-supported collaborative problem-solving tasks in the context of professional development. The authors video-recorded and analysed collaborative sessions during which the group of teachers used a digital environment to prepare a pedagogical…

  13. Developing adaptive mobile support for crisis response in synthetic task environments

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    Brake, G.M. te; Smets, N.J.J.M.

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents an experimental platform for the development and evaluation of mobile decision support for crisis response operations. Using a game-engine, synthetic task environments can be created in which coordination support and the usability of adaptive user interfaces for first responders

  14. Tasks and challenges in prototype development with novel technology - an empirical study

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    Ravn, Poul Martin; Guðlaugsson, Tómas Vignir; Mortensen, Niels Henrik

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a thematic analysis of 138 monthly reports from a joint industrial and academic project where multiple prototypes were developed based on the same technology. The analysis was based on tasks and challenges described in the reports by project managers over a period of three years...

  15. Annual National Leadership Development Seminar for State Directors of Vocational Education (4th, Las Vegas, Nev., September 14-17, 1971). Comprehensive Personnel Development for Vocational-Technical Education. Final Report.

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    Kazarian, Edward N., Ed.; Ward, Darrell, L., Ed.

    The proceedings of this seminar, attended by state directors and other leaders in vocational and technical education from 41 states, the District of Columbia, Saipan and Puerto Rico, contain presentations by 18 leaders from industry, government, and education. Specific objectives were to: (1) provide a forum for presentations concerning personnel…

  16. 职业教育发端与发展的逻辑辨析%Logical Analysis of the Emergence and Development of Vocational Education

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    陆俊杰

    2015-01-01

    There are some arguments about the emergence and development of vocational education from different logical views such as technical rationality and human rationality, instrumental rationality and value rationality, science culture and humanity culture. These arguments have significant impacts on the policy, school management concept and teaching design. It is not in accordance with the history of the development of vocational education and not in line with the fundamental interests of the students to strip out the vocational education, which is a type of education, from whole education and too much emphasize technology and tool. We must investigate vocational education from concept combining with the technical rationality and human rationality, instrumental rationality and value rationality, and adopt many measures to promote the healthy development of vocational education.%职业教育产生与发展的逻辑向来有技术理性与人文理性、工具理性与价值理性、科技文化与人文文化等不同角度的争论,其争论又对职业教育政策供给、学校管理理念、教育教学设计等产生重大影响.职业教育是教育的一种类型,因此,如果用"白马非马"的思维方式将之从培养人的大教育中剥离出来,并过于强调用技术和工具价值去审视,既不符合职业教育发展的历史实际,又不符合职业教育受教育者的根本利益.在中国现实背景下,必须用技术理性与人文理性、工具理性与价值理性相结合的方式来考量职业教育,并据此采取促进职业教育健康发展的诸多措施.

  17. 高职高专旅游专业人才创新发展探析%The Innovative Development of Higher Vocational Tourism Education

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    2013-01-01

    There exists the overall rapid development of Chinese tourism education in the first twelve years of the 21st century. The main body of tourism education has changed from secondary vocational education to higher education. Furthermore, higher vocational education has accounted for more than 60%of higher education. Both the demand and the supply are flourishing in higher vocational tourism education while it is relatively superfluous for undergraduate education. So, higher vocational education must conform to the above development pattern,continue to expand its scale, and enhance the connotation construction. That is, the higher vocational tourism education should promote talent –training goal, reform in major-setup, operational mechanism, school-enterprise corporation, school system, curriculum system, teachers’ training and quality evaluation, etc., enhance the sustainable development ability, and take on the responsibility to culture professional talents who are able, steady and potential for Chinese tourism.%  新世纪我国旅游高等教育整体快速发展,本科旅游教育出现相对过剩,而高职高专旅游教育已占旅游高等教育规模的60%以上,且人才培养供需两旺。基于此,高职高专旅游专业教育必须顺应这一发展格局,继续扩大办学规模,内涵建设上首先要提升人才培养的目标,同时在专业设置、办学体制、校企合作、学制、课程体系、师资培养与质量评价等方面改革创新,增强可持续发展能力,担当好为旅游业培养“用得好、留得住、有潜力”专门人才的重任。

  18. Guidelines for guidelines: are they up to the task? A comparative assessment of clinical practice guideline development handbooks.

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    Ansari, Shabnam; Rashidian, Arash

    2012-01-01

    We conducted a comparative review of clinical practice guideline development handbooks. We aimed to identify the main guideline development tasks, assign weights to the importance of each task using expert opinions and identify the handbooks that provided a comprehensive coverage of the tasks. We systematically searched and included handbooks published (in English language) by national, international or professional bodies responsible for evidenced-based guideline development. We reviewed the handbooks to identify the main guideline development tasks and scored each handbook for each task from 0 (the handbook did not mention the task) to 2 (the task suitably addressed and explained), and calculated a weighted score for each handbook. The tasks included in over 75% of the handbooks were considered as 'necessary' tasks. Nineteen guideline development handbooks and twenty seven main tasks were identified. The guideline handbooks' weighted scores ranged from 100 to 220. Four handbooks scored over 80% of the maximum possible score, developed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Swiss Centre for International Health, Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and World Health Organization. Necessary tasks were: selecting the guideline topic, determining the guideline scope, identifying relevant existing guidelines, involving the consumers, forming guideline development group,, developing clinical questions, systematic search for evidence, selecting relevant evidence, appraising identifies research evidence, making group decision, grading available evidence, creating recommendations, final stakeholder consultation, guideline implementation strategies, updating recommendations and correcting potential errors. Adequate details for evidence based development of guidelines were still lacking from many handbooks. The tasks relevant to ethical issues and piloting were missing in most handbooks. The findings help decision makers in identifying the

  19. Assessing Vocational Development in Prospective School Librarians. A Review of: Jones, S. (2010. The occupational choice of school librarians. Library Trends, 59(1-2, 166-187.

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    Gayle Bogel

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    maintain a flexible work schedule, while also providing financial stability and security. Those who are already teachers noted interest in a job that provides relief and emotional distance from the everyday social problems of students. All five noted the “love of reading” as a motivation for choosing this career path.The vocational personality of each subject was determined through interpreting their answers on the Career Interest Surveys, using Holland Occupational Theme RIASEC codes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. The vocational personality of all five students did not match the predominant code for school librarians. None exhibited a resemblance to the “enterprising” type, the most prominent personality for successful school librarians. All five did exhibit “artistic” vocational personality, and the researcher notes that this may be an explanation for the choice of librarianship as a second career, as artistic types take longer to find a compatible career match. The researcher also notes that the final code is a “best estimate” for each subject. Conclusion – Examining the vocational development of the five graduate students through vocational personality, career adaption and life theme afforded a broader viewpoint than traditional survey studies. The determining of vocational personality type may be helpful to recruitment efforts to the profession, and help make the career choice more visible.

  20. Engineering development of selective agglomeration: Task 5, Bench- scale process testing

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    1991-09-01

    Under the overall objectives of DOE Contract Engineering Development of Selective Agglomeration,'' there were a number of specific objectives in the Task 5 program. The prime objectives of Task 5 are highlighted below: (1) Maximize process performance in pyritic sulfur rejection and BTU recovery, (2) Produce a low ash product, (3) Compare the performance of the heavy agglomerant process based on diesel and the light agglomerant process using heptane, (4) Define optimum processing conditions for engineering design, (5) Provide first-level evaluation of product handleability, and (6) Explore and investigate process options/ideas which may enhance process performance and/or product handleability.

  1. Engineering development of selective agglomeration: Task 5, Bench- scale process testing

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    1991-09-01

    Under the overall objectives of DOE Contract ``Engineering Development of Selective Agglomeration,`` there were a number of specific objectives in the Task 5 program. The prime objectives of Task 5 are highlighted below: (1) Maximize process performance in pyritic sulfur rejection and BTU recovery, (2) Produce a low ash product, (3) Compare the performance of the heavy agglomerant process based on diesel and the light agglomerant process using heptane, (4) Define optimum processing conditions for engineering design, (5) Provide first-level evaluation of product handleability, and (6) Explore and investigate process options/ideas which may enhance process performance and/or product handleability.

  2. Development of Task-Based Learning Outcomes according to Clinical Presentations for Clinical Clerkships.

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    Roh, HyeRin; Rhee, Byoung Doo; Lee, Jong Tae; Bae, Sang Kyun

    2012-03-01

    The aim of the study was to introduce our experience of establish task-based learning outcomes for core clinical clerkships. We first define our educational goal and objectives of the clinical clerkship curriculum according to knowledge, cognitive function and skill, and attitude. We selected clinical presentations and related diseases with expert panels and allocated them to core clinical departments. We classified doctor's tasks into 6 categories: history taking, physical examination, diagnostic plan, therapeutic plan, acute and emergent management, and prevention and patient education. We described learning outcomes by task using behavioral terms. We established goals and objectives for students to achieve clinical competency on a primary care level. We selected 75 clinical presentations and described 377 learning outcomes. Our process can benefit medical schools that offer outcome-based medical education, especially for clinical clerkships. To drive effective clerkships, a supportive system including assessment and faculty development should be implemented.

  3. Development of the biology card sorting task to measure conceptual expertise in biology.

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    Smith, Julia I; Combs, Elijah D; Nagami, Paul H; Alto, Valerie M; Goh, Henry G; Gourdet, Muryam A A; Hough, Christina M; Nickell, Ashley E; Peer, Adrian G; Coley, John D; Tanner, Kimberly D

    2013-01-01

    There are widespread aspirations to focus undergraduate biology education on teaching students to think conceptually like biologists; however, there is a dearth of assessment tools designed to measure progress from novice to expert biological conceptual thinking. We present the development of a novel assessment tool, the Biology Card Sorting Task, designed to probe how individuals organize their conceptual knowledge of biology. While modeled on tasks from cognitive psychology, this task is unique in its design to test two hypothesized conceptual frameworks for the organization of biological knowledge: 1) a surface feature organization focused on organism type and 2) a deep feature organization focused on fundamental biological concepts. In this initial investigation of the Biology Card Sorting Task, each of six analytical measures showed statistically significant differences when used to compare the card sorting results of putative biological experts (biology faculty) and novices (non-biology major undergraduates). Consistently, biology faculty appeared to sort based on hypothesized deep features, while non-biology majors appeared to sort based on either surface features or nonhypothesized organizational frameworks. Results suggest that this novel task is robust in distinguishing populations of biology experts and biology novices and may be an adaptable tool for tracking emerging biology conceptual expertise.

  4. 任务管理系统的开发%Development of Task Manager System

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    朱玉斌

    2013-01-01

    任务管理的主要功能是对各人员分配任务的进度进行跟踪管理。开发环境使用了eclipse、jetty,使用Java语言开发,开源MVC框架struts2,对象关系映射方案使用了Hibernate Annotation,IOC使用Spring,数据库使用了Mysql。系统将根据用户角色确定相应的操作权限,可以进行相应的操作。不同的角色可以跟踪不同的任务,普通用户仅可以查看分配给自己的任务,组长可以查看自己以及组员的任务信息。%The main function of task management system is tracking and managing the progress of assigned task to each staff. The system use eclipse, jetty, open source MVC framework struts2 and java to develop. Object-relational mapping scheme use Hiber-nate Annotation, IOC use Spring, the database uses Mysql. System perform the appropriate action which based on the appropriate operating authority by user roles. Different roles can track different tasks, ordinary users can only view their assigned tasks, the group leader can view team members’task information.

  5. Reservoir Maintenance and Development Task Report for the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office GeoVision Study.

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    Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Finger, John T.; Carrigan, Charles R.; Foris, Adam; Kennedy, Mack B.; Corbet, Thomas F.,; Doughty, Christine A.; Pye, Steven; Sonnenthal, Eric L.

    2017-09-01

    This report documents the key findings from the Reservoir Maintenance and Development (RM&D) Task of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE), Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) Geothermal Vision Study (GeoVision Study). The GeoVision Study had the objective of conducting analyses of future geothermal growth based on sets of current and future geothermal technology developments. The RM&D Task is one of seven tasks within the GeoVision Study with the others being, Exploration and Confirmation, Potential to Penetration, Institutional Market Barriers, Environmental and Social Impacts, Thermal Applications, and Hybrid Systems. The full set of findings and the details of the GeoVision Study can be found in the final GeoVision Study report on the DOE-GTO website. As applied here, RM&D refers to the activities associated with developing, exploiting, and maintaining a known geothermal resource. It assumes that the site has already been vetted and that the resource has been evaluated to be of sufficient quality to move towards full-scale development. It also assumes that the resource is to be developed for power generation, as opposed to low-temperature or direct use applications. This document presents the key factors influencing RM&D from both a technological and operational standpoint and provides a baseline of its current state. It also looks forward to describe areas of research and development that must be pursued if the development geothermal energy is to reach its full potential.

  6. Development of a valid simulation assessment for a military dismounted assault task.

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    Silk, Aaron J; Billing, Daniel C

    2013-03-01

    The Australian Defence Force is currently developing physical standards commensurate with job demands. Vital to this development process has been the accurate profiling of common military tasks. One such task required of all dismounted combat soldiers, an offensive assault on an enemy force, was the subject of in-depth profiling. In addition to overall assault performance, potential differences among patrol roles (scout, gunner, and flank) were investigated. Three different mock assaults of 100 to 150 m were performed by three patrols comprising qualified experienced infantry soldiers. Each soldier was fitted with a heart rate monitor and wore a global positioning device. Average assault duration was 6.5 minutes and required nineteen 7-m bounds performed on a 22-seconds duty cycle at 75% heart rate reserve and a work to rest ratio 1:4. Assaults conducted in more densely vegetated terrain resulted in significantly reduced (p 0.05). As a result of profiling the assault task, a valid simulation capable of assessing soldiers' physical capacity to perform this task was developed.

  7. Reforming vocational didactics by implementing a new VET teacher education

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    Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen Egedal

    2015-01-01

    A new education program, Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy, has recently been implemented in Denmark to upskill vocational college teachers and improve didactics at VET colleges in general. Among many challenges, vocational college teachers have to adapt their pedagogy to a large number of students...... interviews with students from the Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy program and concepts developed by Bernstein and Bourdieu, the article analyzes how these aspects might affect the development of new vocational didactics. We know that it is not easy to change the culture of educational institutions...

  8. Space station operations task force. Panel 3 report: User development and integration

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    1987-01-01

    The User Development and Integration Panel of the Space Station Operations Task Force was chartered to develop concepts relating to the operations of the Space Station manned base and the platforms, user accommodation and integration activities. The needs of the user community are addressed in the context with the mature operations phase of the Space Station. Issues addressed include space station pricing options, marketing strategies, payload selection and resource allocation options, and manifesting techniques.

  9. Vocational Guidance School System in the Gymnasium of Poland as an Important Condition for Professional Development of a Personality

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    Bordakova, Olena

    2014-01-01

    Choice of profession is a long process that begins in early childhood and usually lasts for the whole life. That's why it is so important to build a solid vocational guidance school system that will help students to make weighted decisions about their professional future. This system should perform the following functions: engage students in…

  10. Regional Development and Vocational Training. The Problems of Evaluation. Colloquium (Limoges, France, June 18-19, 1990).

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    Pierret, M.

    1990-01-01

    This paper summarizes the proceedings of a conference held to discuss evaluation in vocational education. The agenda included welcome speeches and the introductory address by Robert Savy, President of the Regional Council of Limousin (France); an opening session with statements from representatives of the Commission of the European Communities…

  11. Enhancing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nigeria for Sustainable Development: Competency-Based Training (CBT) Approach

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    Okoye, K. R. E.; Michael, Ofonmbuk Isaac

    2015-01-01

    This paper attempts to examine the concept of Competency-Based Training (CBT) as a veritable mode of delivery of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and at the same time highlights some of the strengths and weaknesses of implementing competency-base training. The characteristics, principles and benefits of CBT were also x-rayed.…

  12. Regional systems development for geothermal energy resources: Pacific region (California and Hawaii). Task I: implementation plan development, topical report

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    Michler, D.W.

    1979-03-26

    Eleven implementation plans were prepared. They represent some 21 reservoir-site developments and 48 geothermal power plant developments. The plans consist of three integrated elements: (1) a bar-chart schedule that depicts interdependencies among activities and shows significant milestones on the path from initial exploration to power on-line, (2) task descriptions, and (3) the responsible performers. During the preparation of the implementation plans, the tasks required for resource development at each KGRA were defined on a generalized work breakdown structure (WBS) diagram. A generalized WBS dictionary (task descriptions) was also compiled. In addition, a specific WBS for each KGRA was prepared in a tabular and indented format. The tasks formed the basis for the schedular activities. Institutional responsibilities, based upon the WBS, were identified and are also shown on the tabular WBS. In this manner, implementation plans evolved whose schedular, task, and responsibility elements were integrated with one another. In order to provide logically consistent time estimates, and a reasonable basis for comparison, schedule modules were developed for some recurring activities which are essentially common to all KGRAs. In the preparation of multiple plant schedules for a given KGRA, the interactive effects of power development on the ancillary resources of the area were considered so that interfaces and constraining situations would be identified. Within Imperial County, this process was taken one step further to include the influence that development at the several close-lying KGRAs would have upon one another. A set of recommendations for the accelerated development of geothermal energy resources was prepared and the potential implementors were suggested.

  13. The Vocational Goals and Career Development of Criminally Involved Youth: Experiences That Help and Hinder

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    Bartlett, Jennifer; Domene, José F.

    2015-01-01

    Little is known about the career development of youth with a history of criminal activity and the factors that influence their career development. The ability to secure employment is important in predicting successful outcomes for this population, but unfortunately youth who have been involved in crime are likely to face a myriad of obstacles to…

  14. 以技能大赛为契机,促进天津职业院校发展%Take Skill Competition as an Opportunity to Boost the Development of Vocational Colleges in Tianjin

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    刘彦洁

    2015-01-01

    The national vocational college skill competition is one of the national level vocational skill competition program .It leads the reform of vocational college education .Based on the platform of this competition ,completely utilizing its leadership ,influence and anti -driving mechanism to advance the combination of vocational colleges and enterprises and to explore the modern education mechanism of vocational college’s work-and-learn cooperation ,find the training model of cooperation between vo‐cational colleges and enterprises ,realize the all -round reform of vocational education to better service the construction and development of economy .%全国职业院校技能大赛作为国家级职业技能竞赛项目对于职业院校教育教学改革是一种引领。通过全国职业院校技能大赛这个平台,充分发挥其导向、影响力、倒逼机制,促进职业院校和行业企业产教结合,探寻职业院校工学结合的现代教学体制;探索职业教育校企融合的人才培养模式,实现职业教育全方位的教学改革,更好地为经济建设和发展服务。

  15. Tasks for Developing and Consolidating Metalinguistic Competence in a Business Italian Course

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    Nives Lenassi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the frequency and the typology of tasks designed to develop and consolidate metalinguistic competence in business Italian with a special focus on business correspondence. In the business Italian teaching materials that were analyzed for the study, these tasks represent only a small percentage of all the tasks found in these materials. Despite their low number their role is not negligible because metalinguistic competence enables the development of awareness about the linguistic system, which implies the comprehension of various linguistic means and their denomination with the appropriate terms as well as their placement in the system. This competence sensitizes students to the importance of different communicative practices in the stylistic and material production of business correspondence texts and to the relevance of the macrostructural elements that are expected in various topics (offer, order, complaint, etc.. These analyses, carried out on six different textbooks, identified 1 interesting similarities and differences in the materials studied and 2 the typology of tasks, characterized by the use of simple metalanguage and by the predominantly receptive orientation. The insights acquired can be used by teachers to improve and integrate the existing teaching models and to prepare their own materials designed to teach business correspondence.

  16. ENGLISH TASK TO DEVELOP THE STUDENTS’ COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE: A STUDY OF EDUKATIF WORK BOOK FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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    Dyah Rohma Wati

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    Full Text Available This study is mainly intended to find out the extent to which tasks in English work books are designed to develop the students’ communicative competence. The objective of this study is to describe how the tasks in Edukatif work books are designed to develop students’ discourse competence, linguistic competence, actional competence, sociolinguistic competence, and strategic competence. This study is a qualitative research which involves content analysis approach. The data are the tasks in Edukatif work books used by eight grade students of the first and second semester. In collecting the data, the writer uses documentation method. The data analysis used Huberman and Miles’ concept which involves data reduction, data display and verification. The findings show that among the five competences and its components of communicative com- petence, some components are not well developed in the work books. The tasks develop all components of discourse competence except one aspect in linguistic competence, that is, phonology. The tasks develop all components of actional competence except the speech act. The tasks develop components of sociolinguistic competence except the cultural and non-verbal communicative factor. The tasks develop only one component of strategic competence, that is, time gaining strategy. The conclusion is that the tasks in Edukatif work books are sufficient to develop the students’ discourse, linguistic, and actional competence. The tasks, however, are not sufficient to develop students’ sociolinguistic and strategic competence.

  17. Study On Establishing National Standard Of Vocational Teachers’ Training In China

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    Qiding Yu

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Developing vocational education is an important strategy in current Chinese education. However, vocational teachers are in a shortage and there isn’t a sound system of training and cultivating these teachers. Especially, there hasn’t formed any effective standard of vocational teachers. These three factors are the main reasons to hinder the development and increase of its quality and level. Therefore, establishing national standard of vocational teacher training is becoming very necessary. In this paper the author explores the standard and system of vocational teacher training from two aspects, namely, grasping professional skills and professional teaching competence. National standard of vocational teacher training will become a basis for vocational teacher qualification. According to this standard, vocational teacher qualification curriculum will be built and implemented by vocational educational institutions. We will share our experiences and measures in building vocational teacher qualification system in China and explore some key issues.

  18. Factors Considered by Elementary Teachers When Developing and Modifying Mathematical Tasks to Support Children's Mathematical Thinking

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    Fredenberg, Michael Duane

    The idea that problems and tasks play a pivotal role in a mathematics lesson has a long standing in mathematics education research. Recent calls for teaching reform appeal for training teachers to better understand how students learn mathematics and to employ students' mathematical thinking as the basis for pedagogy (CCSSM, 2010; NCTM, 2000; NRC 1999). The teaching practices of (a) developing a task for a mathematics lesson and, (b) modifying the task for students while enacting the lesson fit within the scope of supporting students' mathematical thinking. Surprisingly, an extensive search of the literature did not yield any research aimed to identify and refine the constituent parts of the aforementioned teaching practices in the manner called for by Grossman and xiii colleagues (2009). Consequently, my research addresses the two questions: (a) what factors do exemplary elementary teachers consider when developing a task for a mathematics lesson? (b) what factors do they consider when they modify a task for a student when enacting a lesson? I conducted a multiple case study involving three elementary teachers, each with extensive training in the area of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), as well as several years experience teaching mathematics following the principles of CGI (Carpenter et al., 1999). I recorded video of three mathematics lessons with each participant and after each lesson I conducted a semi-structured stimulated recall interview. A subsequent follow-up clinical interview was conducted soon thereafter to further explore the teacher's thoughts (Ginsberg, 1997). In addition, my methodology included interjecting myself at select times during a lesson to ask the teacher to explain her reasoning. Qualitative analysis led to a framework that identified four categories of influencing factors and seven categories of supporting objectives for the development of a task. Subsets of these factors and objectives emerged as particularly relevant when the

  19. Essential competencies analysis of a training model development for non-formal vocational teachers under the office of the non-formal and informal education in Thailand

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    Chayanopparat Piyanan; Charungkaittikul Suwithida; Ratana-Ubol Archanya

    2016-01-01

    Non-formal vocational education provides practical experiences in a particular occupational field to non-formal semi-skilled learners. Non-formal vocational teachers are the key persons to deliver particular occupational knowledge. The essential competencies enhancement for non-sformal vocational teachers will improve teaching performance. The question of the research is what the essential competencies for the nonformal vocational teachers are. The research method was 1) to review related lit...

  20. THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF AN EVALUATION MODEL FOR VOCATIONAL PILOT PROGRAMS.

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    TUCKMAN, BRUCE W.

    A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A "CURRICULUM HIERARCHY FOR THE EVALUATION OF COURSE KNOWLEDGE," THE "CHECK" TECHNIQUE, IS PRESENTED. THE TECHNIQUE IS BASED UPON A MODEL WHICH INITIALLY NECESSITATES TRANSLATING THE LEARNING PROCESSES AND OBJECTIVES INTO EASILY IDENTIFIABLE BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES. THE PROCESS OF…

  1. THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF AN EVALUATION MODEL FOR VOCATIONAL PILOT PROGRAMS. FINAL REPORT.

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    TUCKMAN, BRUCE W.

    THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT WERE (1) TO DEVELOP AN EVALUATION MODEL IN THE FORM OF A HOW-TO-DO-IT MANUAL WHICH OUTLINES PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING IMMEDIATE INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEGREE TO WHICH A PILOT PROGRAM ACHIEVES ITS STATED FINAL OBJECTIVES, (2) TO EVALUATE THIS MODEL BY USING IT TO EVALUATE TWO ONGOING PILOT PROGRAMS, AND (3) TO…

  2. Transferable Skills Representations in a Portuguese College Sample: Gender, Age, Adaptability and Vocational Development

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    Rocha, Magda

    2012-01-01

    The departing point of this study is the theoretical framework of "Making the Match project" (Evers and Rush in Management Learning 27:275-299, 1996) about how to develop a common language among stakeholders regarding transferable skills. Thus, the paper examines the impact of demographic variables (age and gender) and developmental…

  3. Vocational and Technical Training in Less Developed Countries: The Informal Economic Sector.

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    Herschbach, Dennis R.

    The strategy of expanding the modern industrialized economic sector and the formal education system that developing countries have followed during the past twenty years has recently been questioned. In these countries, the informal economic sector is dominant and includes many more people in small business, crafts, and services. An innovative…

  4. Barbering/Cosmetology, Module 6-10: Bilingual Vocational Language Development Workbook.

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    Northern New Mexico Community Coll., El Rito.

    This vocabulary language development workbook accompanies modules 6-10 in the barbering/cosmetology course of the Bilingual Skills Training Program (CE 028 314-318). For each module the trade-related vocabulary to be learned and practiced is first presented in both English and Spanish. Various types of activities and exercises using both the…

  5. Innovative Work Behaviour in Vocational Colleges: Understanding How and Why Innovations Are Developed

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    Messmann, Gerhard; Mulder, Regina H.

    2011-01-01

    In workplaces, innovative products and processes are required to address emerging problems and challenges. Therefore, understanding of employees' innovative work behaviour, including the generation, promotion, and realisation of ideas as components of this behaviour is important. In particular, what fosters innovation development and what triggers…

  6. Development of Affective Characteristics in Students in Vocational-Technical Nursing Programs.

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    Kintgen-Andrews, Jean

    A study was conducted to determine what progress is made by nursing students during their first two years of study in the development of affective characteristics closely associated with professional level practice. Two affective characteristics associated with professionalism were studied; autonomy and assertiveness. The Inner Directed Scale of…

  7. Reforming vocational didactics by implementing a new VET teacher education

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    Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen Egedal

    2015-01-01

    from backgrounds with no tradition for education. Despite historical changes, the education as vocational college teacher also struggles with the interplay between theory and practice in the program and great diversity among vocational college teachers. Based on empirical data from focus group......A new education program, Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy, has recently been implemented in Denmark to upskill vocational college teachers and improve didactics at VET colleges in general. Among many challenges, vocational college teachers have to adapt their pedagogy to a large number of students......, and the analysis uncovers several factors that are expected to hamper the development processes....

  8. Hands-on creativity in Vocational Education

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    Tanggaard, Lene

    This presentation poses the question: what conception of the phenomenon of creativity is best suited to the field of vocational education? VET (Vocational Education and Training) aims to prepare people for employment in craft and industry. In this field, there is an ever-growing requirement...... for creativity and innovation. In response, it is my concern that an understanding of creativity be developed with vocational education and training in mind. It is not enough to import models from other areas, where the distinction between ideas and production or creativity and execution is often relatively hazy...... and therefore not well suited for VET comprising production, handcraft and industry. In Europe, vocational education schemes are considered the solid base on which almost all kinds of industry and craft depend. If Europe is to retain its innovative capacity, then vocational education, especially the capacity...

  9. 高职院校党的建设与“人才强校”战略的实施%The Development of Party Organization and the Implementation of "Developing Colleges by Talents" Strategy of Higher Vocational Colleges

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    程静; 马斌

    2012-01-01

    The party committee of higher vocational colleges,with a visionary and holistic view,is supposed to conduct the task of human resource under the leadership of the party.The strategy to develop colleges by talents is among the main policies of party construction,which is drafted and carried out by the party committee and promoted by the grass-root party unit.It obliges the party to take a leading role,to present the vigor of the party and to enhance the base of the party in the work of human resource.To implement the strategy,specific measures are put forward in this paper.%高职院校党委必须高瞻远瞩,统筹安排,将人才工作置于党的直接领导之下。"人才强校"战略是党的建设的主战略,党委是制定"人才强校"战略的组织者,基层党组织是实施"人才强校"战略的推进者。必须发挥党在人才队伍建设中的引领作用,在人才队伍建设中彰显党的活力、夯实党的基础。提出党在"人才强校"战略实施中的具体路径和策略。

  10. Hawaii Energy Strategy Project 2: Fossil Energy Review. Task IV. Scenario development and analysis

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    Yamaguchi, N.D.; Breazeale, K. [ed.

    1993-12-01

    The Hawaii Energy Strategy (HES) Program is a seven-project effort led by the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) to investigate a wide spectrum of Hawaii energy issues. The East-West Center`s Program on Resources: Energy and Minerals, has been assigned HES Project 2, Fossil Energy Review, which focuses on fossil energy use in Hawaii and the greater regional and global markets. HES Project 2 has four parts: Task I (World and Regional Fossil Energy Dynamics) covers petroleum, natural gas, and coal in global and regional contexts, along with a discussion of energy and the environment. Task II (Fossil Energy in Hawaii) focuses more closely on fossil energy use in Hawaii: current utilization and trends, the structure of imports, possible future sources of supply, fuel substitutability, and energy security. Task III`s emphasis is Greenfield Options; that is, fossil energy sources not yet used in Hawaii. This task is divided into two sections: first, an in-depth {open_quotes}Assessment of Coal Technology Options and Implications for the State of Hawaii,{close_quotes} along with a spreadsheet analysis model, which was subcontracted to the Environmental Assessment and Information Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory; and second, a chapter on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Asia-Pacific market and the issues surrounding possible introduction of LNG into the Hawaii market.

  11. Development of a standard methodology for optimizing remote visual display for nuclear-maintenance tasks

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    Clarke, M.M.; Garin, J.; Preston-Anderson, A.

    1981-01-01

    The aim of the present study is to develop a methodology for optimizing remote viewing systems for a fuel recycle facility (HEF) being designed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). An important feature of this design involves the Remotex concept: advanced servo-controlled master/slave manipulators, with remote television viewing, will totally replace direct human contact with the radioactive environment. Therefore, the design of optimal viewing conditions is a critical component of the overall man/machine system. A methodology has been developed for optimizing remote visual displays for nuclear maintenance tasks. The usefulness of this approach has been demonstrated by preliminary specification of optimal closed circuit TV systems for such tasks.

  12. High temperature static strain gage development contract, tasks 1 and 2

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    Hulse, C. O.; Bailey, R. S.; Grant, H. P.; Przybyszewski, J. S.

    1987-07-01

    Results are presented for the first two tasks to develop resistive strain gage systems for use up to 1250 K on blades and vanes in gas turbine engines under tests. The objective of these two tasks was to further improve and evaluate two static strain gage alloys identified as candidates in a previous program. Improved compositions were not found for either alloy. Further efforts on the Fe-11.9Al-10.6Cr weigth percent alloy were discontinued because of time dependent drift problems at 1250 K in air. When produced as a 6.5 micrometer thick sputtered film, the Pd-13Cr weight percent alloys is not sufficiently stable for this use in air at 1250 K and a protective overcoat system will need to be developed.

  13. ASCPT Task Force for advancing pharmacometrics and integration into drug development.

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    Goldberger, M J; Singh, N; Allerheiligen, S; Allerheiligan, S; Gobburu, J V S; Lalonde, R; Smith, B; Ryder, S; Yozviak, A

    2010-08-01

    Traditionally, medical and biostatistical experts have played a central role in ensuring validity of pharmaceutical testing. The science of pharmacometrics provides powerful approaches for supporting important drug development and regulatory decisions. Numerous case studies published by academic, industry, and US Food and Drug Administration scientists attest to the significant contribution of pharmacometrics to decision making. The economic and public health benefits of applying this discipline to clinical trials far outweigh the cost associated with its implementation. The purpose of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Task Force is to build on the momentum and accelerate dissemination of its impact and adoption into drug development. We describe briefly the contributions of pharmacometrics and the specific goals of the Task Force.

  14. Reflection on the Expansion of Sustainable Development Space of Vocational Colleges -Concurrently Discuss Countermeasures of the Enrollment Change of Higher Vocational Education%高等职业院校可持续发展空间拓展的思考——兼论高等职业教育生源变化的应对策略

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    张连绪

    2012-01-01

    The crisis of enrollment of vocational colleges is an indisputable fact. It is high time to face the enrollment change and expand the development space. Vocational colleges should change from the state of having diploma education as the main body to the state of stabilizing diploma education and simultaneously energetically developing non-diploma education on the basis of enhancing the quality, striving for unique features and building a modem brand of higher vocational education. They should change from the state of having the "higher" vocational education as the main body to the state of emphasizing "post-high school" vocational education. They should change from the state of having "full-time" education as the main body to the state of combing "classroom learning" and "network learning". They should change from the state of "vocational qualification certificate" serving the diploma education (double certificates, meaning diploma and vocational qualification certificate) to the state of "vocational qualification certificate" serving all the employees. They should also change from the state of educating students for their "development" to the state of educating students for both their "development" and "life".%高职院校生源危机已是不争的事实,应对生源变化、拓展发展空间时不我待。高职院校在提高质量,争创特色,打造现代意义高职品牌的基础上,要将以学历教育为主,向稳定学历教育、大力发展非学历教育的空间拓展;将强调“高等”职业教育为主,向强调“高中后”职业教育为主的空间拓展;将以“全日制”培养为主,向“课堂学习”与“网络学习”结合的空间拓展;将“职业资格证书”为学历教育服务(双证书),向“职业资格证书”为全体就业者服务的空间拓展;将教育为人的“发展”服务,向教育为人的“发展”和“生活”服务空间拓展。

  15. MOFCOM Defined Major Tasks of Commercial Development during the 12th Five-Year Program Period

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    2012-01-01

    According to CPC Central Committee's Proposal for Formulating the 12th Five-Year Program for National Economic and Social Development (2011- 2015) and the 12th Five-Year Program for National Economic and Social Development of the People's Republic of China, MQFCOM defined the guiding ideas, objectives, major tasks of China's commercial development during the 12th Five-Year Program period, after summarizing commercial achievements and experience in the 11th Five-Year Program period and analyzed the domestic and foreign environment during the 12th Five-Year Program.

  16. Performance Analysis Of A Upnp/Dhcompliant Robotic Adapter For Collaborative Tasks Development

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    Alejandro Alvarez Vazquez

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the performance analysis of an adapter in accordance with standard UPnP DHCompliant (Digital Home Compliant for a service robot. The DHCompliant adapter has been developed to solve some limitations that UPnP protocol suffers and to develop new DHC concepts. Moreover, it showcases with a particular example how the open protocol DHC is useful for the development of collaborative tasks, localization, energy management and other fields altogether. That interoperability is being done between devices obtaining a virtual device which can obtain the controlpoint logic and the device logic simultaneously.

  17. Task 21 - Development of Systems Engineering Applications for Decontamination and Decommissioning Activities

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    Erickson, T.A.

    1998-11-01

    The objectives of this task are to: Develop a model (paper) to estimate the cost and waste generation of cleanup within the Environmental Management (EM) complex; Identify technologies applicable to decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) operations within the EM complex; Develop a database of facility information as linked to project baseline summaries (PBSs). The above objectives are carried out through the following four subtasks: Subtask 1--D and D Model Development, Subtask 2--Technology List; Subtask 3--Facility Database, and Subtask 4--Incorporation into a User Model.

  18. Researches on Brand Development Strategy of Higher Vocational College%高等职业院校的品牌发展研究

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    马必学; 刘晓欢

    2011-01-01

    The paper points out that the brand of a higher vocational college is built up with the public recognition and judgment on its school running level, features of curricular provided and teaching quality. The brand can be an intangible asset to a college. It measures the college's comprehensive capacity. Thus, the paper contends that it is very important for higher vocational colleges to boost their brand. It explains that brand development strategy reflects the requirement and objectives of higher vocational education; it is a direct approach to the internationalization of education and the sustainable development of higher vocational education. The paper finally suggests that the brand development strategy should focus on such essential elements as philosophy culture, faculty building, for school running, curricula development, campus education quality and feature and social service.%高等职业院校品牌是学校在长期发展过程中由办学水平、专业建设、教学质量以及社会评价等在人们心中形成的印象和知名度,是学校的无形资产,是学校综合实力的集中体现。实施品牌发展战略是高等职业教育类型特征的客观要求,是促进教育有序、合理竞争的重要举措,是实现教育国际化,保证高等职业教育可持续发展的必然选择。建设高职院校品牌,要抓住其基本要素,从办学理念、品牌专业、学校文化、名师培养、教育质量、办学特色、社会服务等方面入手。

  19. On the Application of Task-Driven Team Learning Mode to Secondary Vocational Modern Marketing Practice Course%任务驱动团队学习模式在中职现代推销实务课程中的应用

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    2013-01-01

    In view of the new ideas of learning characteristics of secondary vocational school students and secondary vocational school curriculum reform, this paper attempts to apply task team learning model to the modern practice of the teaching reform practice in marketing, analyzes the process of task driving team learning mode of modern marketing practice teaching, and sum-marizes the application of task-based team learning model and its teaching effect.%  针对中职学生的学习特点和中职课程改革的新思路,尝试将任务驱动团队学习模式应用到现代推销实务课程教学改革实践中,分析了任务驱动团队学习模式下现代推销实务课程教学的具体流程,同时总结了实施任务驱动团队学习模式的教学效果。

  20. DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICE MARKET OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS A PRIORITY DIRECTION OF VOCATIONAL SCHOOL MODERNIZATION

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    N. N. Bedenko

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the analysis of the developed market of higher educational services, various problems in the regional higher education service markets are designated and disproportions in the educational services market are revealed which in case of a suspense pass into the category of barriers to representatives of all interested parties.In the unstable conditions of a social and economic situation in our society, absence of the forecast of economy development, formation of profile structure of specialist training is complicated. Violation of traditional educational communications with employers, weak influence of professional communities on educational system development, backwardness of a labor market complicates reduction of education content in compliance with economic and social sphere requirements, the organization of practical training for students, employment of graduates. New conditions of providing educational services in Russia, such as transition from the state monopoly to a multistructure education system as well as paid education have caused a need of reorganization in the work of educational institutions. Competitive fight for the consumer has toughened requirements to quality and conditions of training service. Creation of an extensive network of the most various non-state educational institutions, penetration of the foreign educational institutions into Russian market which have a rich market experience in the field of professional education, possibility for Russian citizens to get education abroad  have resulted in the fact that consumers of educational services can now make an independent choice of various training programs, depending on its contents, forms and training methods, as well as conditions of their acquisition.

  1. INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF CHEMICAL TEACHING MATERIALS ON MATERIAL BASED THERMOCHEMICAL SOFT SKILLS FOR VOCATIONAL STUDENTS

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    Full Text Available Business and industrial field need workers who have not only good academic achievement but also the ability of hard skills and soft skills.  In order to prepare students who have a good academic skills, hard skills, soft skills it has to be done in all subjects including chemistry expertise to integrate the competencies of Motorcycle Engineering.  The research design uses One Group Pretest Posttest Design imposed on students in class XI SMK 1 Kedung TSM. Validator assessment results indicate that teaching materials developed very feasible for use in learning chemistry.  The result show that the learning device by using the integrated chemistry materials can increase students understanding of the thermo chemistry material with the acquisition of N-gain is at 0.63 or in the medium category.  Group of high-achieving students have the score of N-gain of 0.65, while the medium-achieving students get 0.63 and low-achieving students get 0.61, all have medium category.  Percentage  of students who passes the mastery learning  if mastery learning (KKM > 75 or reach 87 %.  The percentage of students’ soft skills in at least good criteria is at 87.10 %.  Students gave positive responses  90.71 % towards the learning material that is developed.

  2. Constructive Alignment and the Research Skills Development Framework: Using Theory to Practically Align Graduate Attributes, Learning Experiences, and Assessment Tasks in Undergraduate Midwifery

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    Pretorius, Lynette; Bailey, Carolyn; Miles, Maureen

    2013-01-01

    Midwifery educators have to provide students with stimulating curricula that teach academic and vocational content, as well as transferable skills. The Research Skills Development (RSD) framework provides a conceptual model that allows educators to explicitly scaffold the development of their students' research skills. This paper aims to…

  3. Promoting VET Teachers' Innovative Behaviour: Exploring the Roles of Task Interdependence, Learning Goal Orientation and Occupational Self-Efficacy

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    Runhaar, Piety; Bednall, Timothy; Sanders, Karin; Yang, Huadong

    2016-01-01

    Changing employer demands, new technological and pedagogical insights are examples of developments which urge Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutes to continually renew and innovate their educational programmes. This, in turn, requires teachers to show innovative behaviour. Our study focuses on the effects of task interdependence on…

  4. How Does Ongoing Task-Focused Mathematics Professional Development Influence Elementary School Teachers' Knowledge, Beliefs and Enacted Pedagogies?

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    Polly, Drew; Neale, Henry; Pugalee, David K.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined how a task-focused, year-long mathematics professional development program influenced elementary school teachers' knowledge, beliefs, and practices. Participants completed 84 h of professional development over 13 months that were focused on exploring, modifying and implementing cognitively-demanding mathematical tasks.…

  5. School District Cabinet Member Task and Relationship Conflict Behavior during Budget Development in a State Fiscal Crisis

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    Nickerson, John

    2009-01-01

    Purpose. The first purpose of this study was to determine to what extent task and relationship conflict occurred in school district cabinets during budget development in a state budget crisis. The second purpose was to determine which cabinet member task and relationship conflict behaviors were demonstrated during budget development in a state…

  6. Institutional theory and the policy problem of vocational education and training and its development: the Egyptian case

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    2011-01-01

    This thesis extends analysis of the policy problem of Egyptian Vocational Education and Training (VET) beyond the current supply/demand mismatch perspective and into a broader institutional analytic framework. It critically deploys concepts from Whitley‘s institutional framework (1999) and Wood and Frynas‘ (2006) Segmented Business Systems (SBS) archetype to the problem, complementing them with historical and political dimensions. These illustrate the continuities and discontinuities in key i...

  7. From Vocational Training to Open Learning Environments: Vocational Special Needs Education during Change

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    Hirvonen, Maija

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the development of education of students with special needs in vocational education. The paper is based on a case study research conducted in 2001-2005 in Jyvaskyla Municipal Federation of Vocational Education in Central Finland. The study consisted of two parts: firstly of the historical analysis of special educational…

  8. National facilities study. Volume 5: Space research and development facilities task group

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    With the beginnings of the U.S. space program, there was a pressing need to develop facilities that could support the technology research and development, testing, and operations of evolving space systems. Redundancy in facilities that was once and advantage in providing flexibility and schedule accommodation is instead fast becoming a burden on scarce resources. As a result, there is a clear perception in many sectors that the U.S. has many space R&D facilities that are under-utilized and which are no longer cost-effective to maintain. At the same time, it is clear that the U.S. continues to possess many space R&D facilities which are the best -- or among the best -- in the world. In order to remain world class in key areas, careful assessment of current capabilities and planning for new facilities is needed. The National Facility Study (NFS) was initiated in 1992 to develop a comprehensive and integrated long-term plan for future aerospace facilities that meets current and projected government and commercial needs. In order to assess the nation's capability to support space research and development (R&D), a Space R&D Task Group was formed. The Task Group was co-chaired by NASA and DOD. The Task Group formed four major, technologically- and functionally- oriented working groups: Human and Machine Operations; Information and Communications; Propulsion and Power; and Materials, Structures, and Flight Dynamics. In addition to these groups, three supporting working groups were formed: Systems Engineering and Requirements; Strategy and Policy; and Costing Analysis. The Space R&D Task Group examined several hundred facilities against the template of a baseline mission and requirements model (developed in common with the Space Operations Task Group) and a set of excursions from the baseline. The model and excursions are described in Volume 3 of the NFS final report. In addition, as a part of the effort, the group examined key strategic issues associated with space R

  9. Vocational Ability Development of Higher Vocational College Counselor under the New Situation%新形式下高职院校辅导员职业能力发展研究

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    姚震

    2013-01-01

    Higher vocational college counselor is the important power of ideological and political education and students' daily management in higher vocational colleges, and is the key to cultivate higher vocational college students. The level of political instructor team of higher vocational college is important to education quality of higher vocational colleges. In the new situation, it is significant to attach importance to and improve the basic ability of higher vocational college counselors.%高职院校辅导员是高职学校从事思想政治教育和学生日常管理工作的一支重要力量,是高职院校大学生成才的关键之一,高职院校辅导员队伍的水平对高职院校的教育质量有着重要的影响.在新形势下,重视并提高高职院校辅导员的基本能力具有十分重要的意义.

  10. Development of an Objective Space Suit Mobility Performance Metric Using Metabolic Cost and Functional Tasks

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    McFarland, Shane M.; Norcross, Jason

    2016-01-01

    Existing methods for evaluating EVA suit performance and mobility have historically concentrated on isolated joint range of motion and torque. However, these techniques do little to evaluate how well a suited crewmember can actually perform during an EVA. An alternative method of characterizing suited mobility through measurement of metabolic cost to the wearer has been evaluated at Johnson Space Center over the past several years. The most recent study involved six test subjects completing multiple trials of various functional tasks in each of three different space suits; the results indicated it was often possible to discern between different suit designs on the basis of metabolic cost alone. However, other variables may have an effect on real-world suited performance; namely, completion time of the task, the gravity field in which the task is completed, etc. While previous results have analyzed completion time, metabolic cost, and metabolic cost normalized to system mass individually, it is desirable to develop a single metric comprising these (and potentially other) performance metrics. This paper outlines the background upon which this single-score metric is determined to be feasible, and initial efforts to develop such a metric. Forward work includes variable coefficient determination and verification of the metric through repeated testing.

  11. Development of a Multi-Arm Mobile Robot for Nuclear Decommissioning Tasks

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    Mohamed J. Bakari

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper concerns the design of a two-arm mobile delivery platform for application within nuclear decommissioning tasks. The adoption of the human arm as a model of manoeuvrability, scale and dexterity is the starting point for operation of two seven-function arms within the context of nuclear decommissioning tasks, the selection of hardware and its integration, and the development of suitable control methods. The forward and inverse kinematics for the manipulators are derived and the proposed software architecture identified to control the movements of the arm joints and the performance of selected decommissioning tasks. We discuss the adoption of a BROKK demolition machine as a mobile platform and the integration with its hydraulic system to operate the two seven-function manipulators separately. The paper examines the modelling and development of a real-time control method using Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID and Proportional-Integral-Plus (PIP control algorithms in the host computer with National Instruments functions and tools to control the manipulators and obtain feedback through wireless communication. Finally we consider the application of a third party device, such as a personal mobile phone, and its interface with LabVIEW software in order to operate the robot arms remotely.

  12. Development of a Multi-Arm Mobile Robot for Nuclear Decommissioning Tasks

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    Mohamed J. Bakari

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper concerns the design of a two-arm mobile delivery platform for application within nuclear decommissioning tasks. The adoption of the human arm as a model of manoeuvrability, scale and dexterity is the starting point for operation of two seven-function arms within the context of nuclear decommissioning tasks, the selection of hardware and its integration, and the development of suitable control methods. The forward and inverse kinematics for the manipulators are derived and the proposed software architecture identified to control the movements of the arm joints and the performance of selected decommissioning tasks. We discuss the adoption of a BROKK demolition machine as a mobile platform and the integration with its hydraulic system to operate the two seven-function manipulators separately. The paper examines the modelling and development of a real-time control method using Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID and Proportional-Integral-Plus (PIP control algorithms in the host computer with National Instruments functions and tools to control the manipulators and obtain feedback through wireless communication. Finally we consider the application of a third party device, such as a personal mobile phone, and its interface with LabVIEW software in order to operate the robot arms remotely.

  13. The development of corpus callosum microstructure and associations with bimanual task performance in healthy adolescents.

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    Muetzel, Ryan L; Collins, Paul F; Mueller, Bryon A; M Schissel, Ann; Lim, Kelvin O; Luciana, Monica

    2008-02-15

    Cross-sectional and longitudinal volumetric studies suggest that the corpus callosum (CC) continues to mature structurally from infancy to adulthood. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) provides in vivo information about the directional organization of white matter microstructure and shows potential for elucidating even more subtle brain changes during adolescent development. We used DTI to examine CC microstructure in healthy right-handed adolescents (n=92, ages 9-24 years) and correlated the imaging data with motor task performance. The primary DTI variable was fractional anisotropy (FA), which reflects the degree of white matter's directional organization. Participants completed an alternating finger tapping test to assess interhemispheric transfer and motor speed. Task performance was significantly correlated with age. Analyses of variance indicated that 9- to 11-year-olds generally performed worse than each of the older groups. Males outperformed females. Significant positive correlations between age and FA were observed in the splenium of the CC, which interconnects posterior cortical regions. Analyses of variance indicated that individuals older than 18 years had significantly higher FA than 9- to 11-year-olds. FA levels in the genu and splenium correlated significantly with task performance. Regression analyses indicated that bimanual coordination was significantly predicted by age, gender, and splenium FA. Decreases in alternating finger tapping time and increases in FA likely reflect increased myelination in the CC and more efficient neuronal signal transmission. These findings expand upon existing neuroimaging reports of CC development by showing associations between bimanual coordination and white matter microstructural organization in an adolescent sample.

  14. 高职院校辅导员队伍专业化发展的研究%On professional development of counselor staff in higher vocational colleges

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    吴文辉

    2016-01-01

    Counselor staff is the hard core of daily education and management for higher vocation-al students,and harmony and stability of campus.Many problems have influenced the process of their professional development such as unreasonable specialty structure in entry selection,be-coming businesslike of working content,high post liquidity and low self-identity.Through estab-lishing management system of professional counselor staff by category,constructing professional working group and motivating their specialty development momentum,professional development of counselor staff is promoted.%高职院校辅导员队伍是大学生日常教育管理和校园和谐稳定的中坚力量,辅导员入职选拔专业结构不合理,工作内容流于事务,岗位流动性强,自我认同感不高等问题都会影响着其专业化发展进程。通过分类构建辅导员队伍专业化的管理体系、组建专业化的工作团队和激发其专业化发展动力,以促进辅导员队伍向专业化方向发展。

  15. Task-Team-Process: The Development of Shared Representations in a Engineeing Design Team

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    Badke-Schaub, Petra; Lauche, Kristina; Neumann, Andre;

    2009-01-01

    In this article, an analysis of the development of team mental models in two engineering meetings is described. The authors present a two-stage model of the development of sharedness in teams, which formed the basis for a communication analysis of both meetings. The transcripts of the meetings were...... categorised referring to underlying cognitive acts and design strategies. The results are largely consistent with the assumptions of the model indicating a lack of sharedness. This was confirmed by changes of frequencies linked to task-, team-, and processrelated cognitive acts within and between the two...

  16. Vocationally Oriented Language Learning Revisited

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    Vogt, Karin; Kantelinen, Ritva

    2013-01-01

    Vocationally oriented language learning (VOLL) is often seen as a part of English for Specific Purposes/Language for Specific Purposes (ESP/LSP), which it is not in every case. The diverging characteristics and lines of development that these two branches of ELT have undergone are outlined and contrasted. Then, a discussion of the added value of a…

  17. 高职教育内涵式发展与外延式发展的比较研究%Comparative Study on Higher Vocational Education Connotative Development and Extensive Development

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    靳启颖

    2011-01-01

    In the background of mass education,from brief history of the higher vocational education development,we discuss regulations between connotative development and extensive development.How to choose,establish and execute the develoment models of higher vocational education,the process is full of dynamics,systematics,science and creativity.In order to innovate the sustainable development,higher vocational education should suit our measures to differing conditions in terms of locality,time,issue and persons involved.%在大众化教育背景下,从高职教育发展脉络入手,探讨外延式发展与内涵式发展的关系。高职教育发展模式的选择、确立及实施过程中充满动态性、系统性、科学性和创新性,各高职院校要因时、因地、因情做出恰当、科学、合理的选择,促进高职教育持续发展。

  18. 论高等职业教育学在中国的兴起和演进发展%Discussion on the Rise and Development of Higher Vocational Pedagogy in China

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    唐成人; 王续琨

    2016-01-01

    高等职业教育学是对高等职业教育的丰富研究成果进行学科化梳理的成果,是一门介于高等教育学和职业教育学之间的边缘学科。高等职业教育学虽然尚处于初期创生阶段,但已经显露出一些分化演进线索亦即分支学科的生长点。为推进高等职业教育学的可持续发展,今后应实施依托教育科学、强化基础研究、打造研究队伍等多项发展对策。%Higher vocational pedagogy is an interdisciplinary science between higher pedagogy and vocational pedagogy, which arises with the branch sorting of abundant academic studies on higher vocational education. Although it is still in its infancy, higher vocational pedagogy has showed a hint of differentiation evolution and a growing point of sub-discipline. In order to keep higher vocational pedagogy developing continuously, some development strategies should be carried out in future, such as relying on educational science, strengthening basic research and setting up research teams.

  19. 浅谈如何培养高职学生的应用文写作兴趣%How to develop higher vocational students' interest in practical writing

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    曹曼莉

    2012-01-01

    Practical writing ability is one of the essential vocational skills, which higher vocational students neither pay attention on nor are interested in. Developing higher vocational students' interest in practical writing is the effective method of improving practical writing ability. Teachers should constantly explore the methods and ways to develop higher vocational students' interest in practical writing on the basis of higher vocational students' characteristics.%应用文写作力能是未来从业必备的职业技能之一,而高职学生对于应用文写作普遍不够重视,更提不起兴趣。培养高职学生对应用文写作的兴趣是提高学生应用文写作能力的有效方法。教师要根据高职院校学生特点,不断探索培养高职学生应用文写作兴趣的方法和途径。

  20. Problems and Urgent Tasks of Development of the Theory of the Production Strategy of an Enterprise

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    Omelianenko Tetiana V.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to identification of problem aspects and setting urgent tasks of development of the theory of production strategy of an enterprise. It shows that formation of the foundations of the theory of productiuon strategy started in the end of 60s and beginning of 70s of the twentieth century due to efforts of a number of researchers from western industrially developed countries. It establishes that today the theory of production strategy of an enterprise has a number of paradigmal provisions, generalisation of which shows that the production strategy is a component of the general strategy of an organisation, its goal is to provide the enterprise with strategically important competitive advantages, it refers to the category of functional strategies and is specified in the set of production and strategic decisions that cover the technological, resource, organisational and other aspects of the production activity of the enterprise, the subordinate character is inherent in it since it is developed for support of the general corporate and business strategy of the enterprise. Understanding the idea of the modern production and strategic paradigm made it possible to identify problem planes and set urgent tasks of further development of the theory of production strategy of an enterprise. These tasks are: development of methodological grounds of the study of production strategies of enterprises, systematisation of factors and specification of principles of formation of the production strategy, typologisation of traditional production strategies and specification of characteristic features of the newest, just forming and establishing in realities of the post-industrial environment, strategies.

  1. Study on Present Development of Academic Research in Higher Vocational Colleges and Necessity of Relying on Scientific and Academic Research to Rejuvenate Higher Vocational Education%高职科研形势分析和实施“科研兴校”战略之必然

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    王进思

    2012-01-01

    The four major responsibilities of higher vocational education are training qualified workforce, undertaking scientific and academic research project, serving the social development and inheriting and passing on culture. To higher vocational colleges, the paper maintains that training qualified workforce is the core and the most important, while the scientific and academic research is the supporting force, serving social development is the ultimate objective, passing on culture is the fundamental responsibility. After studying the recent development of scientific and academic research in higher vocation colleges, the paper puts forward that the scientific and academic research is growing in importance, con- sidering which researchers and scholars should be motivated to devote themselves to the academic research. Finally, it elaborates on the necessity of relying on scientific and academic research to rejuvenate higher vocational education.%高职教育四大职能:"培养人才、科学研究、社会服务、文化传承",人才培养是核心,科学研究是支撑,社会服务是需要,文化传承是根本,科研工作的重要地位日益明显。为了提高高职教育工作者的科研积极性,文章分析了高职当前科研工作形势,阐述了实施"科研兴校"战略的必然要求。

  2. The Exploration of Application of Task-Driven Teaching Method in the Course of Making Webpage in Vocational College%任务驱动教学法在高职《网页制作》课程中的应用探索

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    刘凤云; 夏文忠; 乔玉冰

    2015-01-01

    On account of the dissatisfied effect of the present“Making Webpage”teaching,this paper analyses how to improve“Making Webpage”teaching and proposes that it has positive and practical significance to apply task-driven teaching method, make teachers,students and tasks interact,and effectively organize teaching according to the teaching process of designing task, analyzing task,implementing task,evaluating task for arousing study interests of students,promoting teaching effect and changing the current situation of“Making Webpage”teaching in vocational college.%针对当前高职院校《网页制作》课程教学效果不理想的情况,对如何改进《网页制作》课程教学进行思考并提出建议:在教学中应用任务驱动教学法,教师、学生和任务三要素互动,按照任务设计、任务分析、任务实施、任务评价的教学流程有效组织教学,这对激发学生的学习兴趣,提升教学效果,改变高职《网页制作》课程教学现状,具有积极的现实意义。

  3. An Introduction of Discourse Analyses of Vocational Counseling and Its Development%国外职业咨询话语分析方法介评

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    谭明; 方心远

    2012-01-01

    This article, mainly based on the connotations, functions and development process of its analytical discourse, expounds the basic factors of effectiveness, which influence the discourse analyses in vocational counseling, including talk, deconstruction, intelligence / knowledge, psychological complex, ideology and identity, etc. The study of discourse analyses helps to cause the possibilities of self reflection in the vocational counseling and its development, thus enhancing the sense of morality and justice of the subjects.%主要在分析话语分析的内涵、作用及其发展过程基础上,阐述在职业咨询中影响话语分析有效性的基本因素包括交谈、解构、能力/知识、心理情结、意识形态和身份等。对话语分析的研究,能促使个体在职业咨询和发展中产生自我反思批评的可能性,从而提高来访者的道德意识和公正心。

  4. Household task participation of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and typical development.

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    Amaral, Maíra Ferreira do; Drummond, Adriana de França; Coster, Wendy J; Mancini, Marisa Cotta

    2014-02-01

    This cross-sectional study compared patterns of household task participation (e.g., performance, assistance and independence) of youth with cerebral palsy (CP), Down syndrome (DS) and typical development (TD). Parents of 75 children and adolescents were interviewed to report on their youths' active engagement in daily self-care and family-care tasks, using the children helping out: responsibilities, expectations and supports (CHORES) questionnaire. Groups were equivalent in age (mean=9.3 years; SD=2.2 years), sex (male=39; female=36), respondent education, presence of maid, and number of siblings at home, but differed on child cognitive function and family socioeconomic status, with the DS and the CP groups scoring lower than the TD group but not different from each other. ANOVA revealed group differences on CHORES performance of self-care tasks (p=0.004), on total participation score (p=0.04) and on assistance scores (phome is not prevented by the presence of their disabilities.

  5. Development of methods of male contraception: impact of the World Health Organization Task Force

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    GeoffreyM.H.WaitesSc.D

    2003-01-01

    Objective:To give an historical record of the research of the World Health Organization (WHO) Task Force to develop methods of male contraception; to examine the social, political, medical, pharmaceutical, funding, and other factors that influenced progress; and to suggest reasons why such methods are only now becoming available. Design:Review of basic and clinical research over 30 years. Setting: Task force of a multinational Objective:To give an historical agency and collaborating agencies. Conclusion(s): Through the involvement of many international scientists, the WHO Task Force has uniquely contributed to the exploratory phases of the research in male contraception and by its multicenter contraceptive efficacy studies has accelerated progress towards the ideal hormonal method. Despite an adverse climate involving social and political attitudes, funding constraints, and pharmaceutical industry hesitations, WHO formed coalitions with governments and international agencies to sustain research with results that apply to men in culturally diverse populations and thereby to influence activities across the whole range of global reproductive health and family planning.

  6. Development of Causality Analyzer for Maintenance/Test Tasks in Nuclear Power Plants

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    Heo, Gyun Young; Oh, Kye Min; Kim, So Young; Kim, Tae Mi; Ahmed, Rizwan [KyungHee University, Yongin (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-02-15

    The purpose of this project is to propose a causality analyzer for maintenance/test tasks in nuclear power plants in terms of fault tree analysis and turbine cycle simulation for a secondary side. In nuclear power plants, a lot of efforts to reduce unanticipated trips caused by maintenance or tests have been conducted, so many of trip causalities in a primary side were eliminated. However, it is still difficult to effectively recognize the causalities for the tasks of maintenance/tests in a secondary side. This study, therefore, attempted to propose a methodology based on fault tree analysis and derate simulation, which is particularly applicable for a secondary side. Ultimately, it is possible to develop the guidelines to warn the vulnerability in the tasks by proactively providing the human errors from maintenance or tests. The products of this study is able to predict the enhancement of plant availability by correlating the human errors resulting from maintenance/tests with a various type of plant losses

  7. Transfer between training of part-tasks in complex skill training : Model development and supporting data

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    Roessingh, J.J.M.; Kappers, A.M.L.; Koenderink, J.J.

    2002-01-01

    One of the most common instruction-strategies for training complex skills is part-training. A complex task can often be divided into part-tasks. Part-training requires that certain part-tasks or combinations of part-tasks be practised in isolation in order to promote the transfer of skills that are

  8. Questioning Styles in Vocational College English Classrooms

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    舒立志

    2011-01-01

    This study investigates the effects of TBLT reform in Higher Vocational Colleges from the perspective of questioning styles.It employs three methods to collect data:classroom observation,semi-structured interviews and focus group discussion with eight English teachers and their 384 non-English major students from three Higher Vocational Colleges in Guangdong.The results indicated that the teachers assigned students different tasks to perform in class.They seemed to be adopting the TBLT approach,but their English classes were not totally different from the teacher-centered grammar-focused lessons,the student-centered or communicative lessons.

  9. Multiskilled Health Technician: Developing a V-TECS Curriculum Guide. Final Report.

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    Kisner, Mary J.; Marks, Renee

    A Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States (V-TECS) curriculum was developed for a new job title, the "multiskilled health technician." A traditional task analysis method was not feasible, since the occupation does not exist. Instead, the project defined the occupation and developed the duties and tasks as a hybrid of many…

  10. A Study of Regional Economic Development demand in Pearl River Delta and Vocational Competence Training of Higher Vocational Enlish%珠三角区域经济产业结构需求与高职英语职业能力培养体系对接研究

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    李波娜

    2015-01-01

    本文基于珠三角经济产业结构下的高职英语职业能力培养与区域经济对接的必要性分析,从高职英语培养目标,课程内容设置,实践教学,双师型教师队伍和教学评价等方面,深入的探讨如何构建与珠三角区域产业结构需求对接的高职英语职业能力培养体系。%Based on the demand of regional economic development in Pearl River Delta and vocational competence training of Higher Vocational English, and from the perspective of training target, the setup of curriculum content, practical teaching, the construction of "double-type" teachers, and teaching evaluation. This purpose of this paper intends to how to construct vocational competence Training system of Higher Vocational English combining with the demand of regional economic development.

  11. 与企业文化相融合,打造可持续发展职业教育%Creating Sustainable Development of Vocational Education through Integrating with Corporate Culture

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    于福权; 杨雪

    2012-01-01

    At present, the competition between the vocational colleges is increasingly fierce. Vocational schools must have a sustainable competitive advantage, and the integration of vocational education and enterprise culture is the basis of forming and maintaining the competitive advantage. Once the quality of vocational education formed, it would become the most basic, sustainable competitive advantage, and the vitality and potential of development for higher vocational colleges.%目前,高职院校之间的竞争日趋激烈,高职院校要在市场竞争中占有一席之地,就必须具备可持续发展的竞争优势,而职业教育与企业文化零距离的结合正是形成和维系这种竞争优势的基础.优秀的职业教育一旦形成,便可构成高职院校最基本、最持久的竞争优势,成为高职院校持续发展的活力和潜力.

  12. On the Basic Law of the Development of Vocational Education and Cognitive Biases and Practical Path%职业教育发展的基本规律、认知偏差与实践应对论略

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    王朔; 王永莲

    2015-01-01

    职业教育的发展存在固有的基本规律,突出表现在与社会发展及人的发展的相互影响和相互规约,同时在具体的实践活动中职业教育发展的基本规律也有其特殊的呈现方式.然而,人们对职业教育发展规律的认知却出现了一定程度的偏差,如:遮蔽了职业教育规律的特殊性,忽略了职业教育规律的时代性,漠视了职业教育规律发生的间接性.对职业教育发展规律的认知偏差直接影响着职业教育的有序发展.鉴于此,相关主体应共同参与,协同共建,转变认知偏差,正确认识职业教育规律的实现机制,逐步完善与落实现代职业教育体系.%The development of vocational education has its inherent basic law, which can be reflected by the mutual influence between the human development and social development, and has its certain patterns in the specific practices. However, people's awareness of the law of development of vocational education has certain cognitive bias, such as veiling the particularity of vocational education law; overlooking the times of vocational education law and ignoring the indirect vocational education law occurred. The cognitive bias of the law of development of vocational education directly affects its orderly development. In view of this, the relevant parties should participate and build collaboratively, transform the cognitive bias comprehensively, hold a correct understanding of the mechanisms of vocational education law, and gradually improve the modern vocational education system.

  13. A Study to Develop a Timeline for Sequencing the Major Transitional Tasks in the Fort Sill Hospital Transition Plan

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    1988-07-01

    the use of a flip - chart to list tasks that will have to be done before, during, and after the move. The tasks are organized into specific time periods...develop a timeline, calendar, flow chart, or flip chart to evaluate progress. Any other timeline or management tool to measure the progress of action

  14. 任务结构情境对领导者职业兴趣与领导有效性关系的作用研究%The Study of the Moderating Effects of Task Structure on the Relationship between Leaders'Vocational Interest and Leadership Performance

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    薛贤; 宋合义; 陈曦

    2013-01-01

    根据职业兴趣理论与基于情境的领导素质理论,以领导者职业兴趣为自变量,任务结构情境因素为调节变量,领导绩效为因变量,采用多元层次回归的统计方法,考察任务结构情景对中层领导者职业兴趣和领导绩效关系的调节作用。研究结果表明,任务结构对艺术取向、经营取向和研究取向与领导绩效之间的关系有显著的调节作用。在任务结构高的情况下,组织应该优先选拔具有艺术取向或经营取向的个体担任领导者岗位;在任务结构低的情况下,组织应该优先选拔具有研究取向的个体担任领导者岗位。研究表明结合情境因素能更好地解释领导者素质对领导有效性的作用,同时也对领导选拔与实践提出指导建议。%Based on vocational interests theory and traits theory of situational leadership , this paper studied the moderating effects of task structure on the relationship between leaders'vocational interest and leadership performance though the statis-tical method of Hierarchical Multiple Regression by regarding vocational interest of the leader as the independent variable , task structure as moderator , leadership performance as the dependent variable.The results showed that task structure has a significant moderating effects on the relationship between artistic -orientation , business-orientation , research-orienta-tion and leadership performance.In the context of high task structure , the organization should give the artistic orientation or business-oriented individuals priority to be in leader positions;in the context of low task structure , the organization should give the research -oriented individual priority to be a leader.This study showed that situational factor can explain the effects between leader ’ s traits and performance better , which contributes to make some suggestions for the leader -selec-tion and leader -practice.

  15. 中等职业教育服装表演专业发展刍议%On the development of fashion show in secondary vocational education

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    丁艳

    2016-01-01

    发展中等职业教育,不但有利于社会的团结稳定,有利于解决广大初中后青少年的谋生技能问题,更是满足国家经济结构调整中对大量技术型劳动力需求的重要途径;本文尝试探讨了中职教育服装表演专业面临的困境,并提出了解决困难的一些建议。%The development of secondary vocational education is not only conducive to social stability and unity, also helps to solve the problem of adolescents living skill, also an important way to meet the national economic structure adjustment demand for a large number of skilled labor. This paper explores the dilemma faced by vocational education major of fashion show, and put forward some suggestions to solve the difficulties.

  16. Study of construction and development of higher vocational college students%高职院校学生社团建设与发展的研究

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    滕苏苏

    2014-01-01

    学生社团是高职校园文化建设的重要组成部分,同时学生社团也是学生自我管理、自我教育、自我成长的一种形式。从学生社团发展的现状及作用出发,阐述高职院学生社团发展存在的问题,着重就问题进行分析,借鉴先进的管理经验与理论并在此基础上提出相应的对策。%Student organizations is an important part of campus culture construction in higher vocational college,and student association is a form of students′self management,self education,self growth. This article mainly from the status and role of student development as the starting point,discusses the existing problems in higher vocational college student society de-velopment,focusing on the analysis of problems,learn from advanced management experience and theory,and puts forward cor-responding countermeasures.

  17. Research on effective teaching methods of higher vocational English

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    贺小飞

    2016-01-01

    With the rapid development of our country's education, the progress of English teaching in higher vocational colleges is gradually developed. Effective teaching become an important teaching concept and goal of all school courses. This article, analyzes the present situation of English teaching in higher vocational colleges, and points out that the shortcomings in the process of higher vocational English(HVE) teaching. Finally, attempt to explore some effective strategies to improve the quality of HVE teaching.

  18. Research on School Training Current Situation the Development of Outward Bound of Higher Vocational Colleges in Jiangsu Province%江苏省高职院校拓展训练校内培训开展情况研究

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    顾问

    2015-01-01

    通过对江苏省高职院校拓展训练校内培训开展的现状调查研究,构建符合高职教育规律的拓展训练培训实践操作模式,提升拓展训练校内培训的针对性、实效性,从而更系统高效地助推高职学生综合素质提升.%Through the investigation and research on the current situation of the development of outward bound of higher vocational colleges in Jiangsu province, the practical operation mode of the higher vocational education was constructed, which can improve the pertinence and effectiveness of the school training so as to more efficient improve the comprehensive quality of higher vocational college students.

  19. Theory of secondary vocational English project teaching method

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    张梅

    2016-01-01

    Under the impetus of the rapid development of science and technology and economy,Social productivity level and greatly enhance people's quality of life,education level also got further development.Under the influence of the globalization development trend,English gradually become the most widely used foreign language of people daily life. Secondary vocational English is a public basic course of secondary vocational school students, as an important part of secondary vocational students training plan, has received the widespread attention.In this study, secondary vocational English project teaching method is briefly discussed.

  20. Reforming vocational didactics by implementing a new VET teacher education

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    Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen Egedal

    2015-01-01

    from backgrounds with no tradition for education. Despite historical changes, the education as vocational college teacher also struggles with the interplay between theory and practice in the program and great diversity among vocational college teachers. Based on empirical data from focus group...... interviews with students from the Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy program and concepts developed by Bernstein and Bourdieu, the article analyzes how these aspects might affect the development of new vocational didactics. We know that it is not easy to change the culture of educational institutions......, and the analysis uncovers several factors that are expected to hamper the development processes....

  1. Analyses 4 G Era of Mobile Library in Higher Vocational Colleges Development Prospects%4G时代高职院校移动图书馆发展前景

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    陈立学

    2016-01-01

    4G mobile phone is widely used among vocational college students which provide a solid foundation for the development of mobile library. Many libraries in vocational also adapt to the trend of mobile by providing library information resources in a mobile way.%4G手机在高职院校学生中的广泛应用,为移动图书馆的发展奠定坚实基础,很多高职院校图书馆内的信息资源也适应潮流,以“移动”的形式供学生查阅使用。

  2. Professional Task-Based Curriculum Development for Distance Education Practitioners at Master’s Level: A Design-Based Research

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    Xiaoying Feng

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Curriculum development for distance education (DE practitioners is more and more focusing on practical requirements and competence development. Delphi and DACUM methods have been used at some universities. However, in the competency-based development area, these methods have been taken over by professional-task-based development in the last decade, which has not been applied in the open and distance education area so far. Is the professional-task-based curriculum development approach suitable for open and distance education? This study aims to develop a Master Degree curriculum for DE practitioners in China based on professional tasks. Design-based research (DBR was used and two cycles of DBR were conducted. Interviews and observations were used to collect data. In the first round of DBR, the authors find that professional-task-based development is feasible and could direct more closely to practical requirements of competencies, and that meanwhile, this approach has some disadvantages and limitations. In the second round of DBR, the approach was revised and results showed that the revised approach was much more suitable and reasonable for DE practitioners. Results of this study include: 1 professional-task based curricula for DE practitioners in China; 2 a curriculum development approach for open and distance education revised from professional-task-based development.

  3. 任务型教学法在外贸客户开发与维护课程教学改革中的具体应用%The Specific Application of Task-based Language Approach in the Teaching Reform of Foreign Customers' Development and Maintenance

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    许世亮

    2012-01-01

    现代高职教育旨在培养学生的职业能力与综合素质,传统的教学模式已不能满足高职教学的需要。任务型教学法是一种全新的教学方式,它是"以学生为中心",在教学中为学生安排任务,设置教学情境,充分调动学生们的内因,从而培养他们发现问题、分析问题和解决问题的能力。因此,运用任务型教学法提高外贸客户开发与维护课程的教学效果,培养学生们的实际外贸业务操作能力,以适应现代社会发展的需要,是高职教师应思考的问题。%Modern higher vocational education aims to develop students' professional ability and overall quality.Traditional teaching mode can not meet the needs of vocational teaching.The task-based language approach is a brand-new teaching method,which is centered on the students.In class,Teachers arrange the tasks for students,set the teaching situation and maximize to mobilize the internal factors of students so as to train their abilities of identifying,analyzing and solving problems.Therefore,the use of task-based language approach can improve teaching effectiveness of the foreign customers' development and maintenance course,train students' practical operating capacity of foreign trade so as to adapt the needs of modern society,about which every higher vocational teacher should think.

  4. Vocational Training in the European Union

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available European Union requires some standards in all areas. Today, the importance of training qualified individuals which holds an important place in the development of countries increases and certain standards are adopted creating common European Union tools in the field of vocational and technical education. In this study, vocational education and training policies system and the standards adopted by the European Union are discussed. Furthermore, this study was accepted as a European Union project in 2010 and the results obtained from the Leonardo Da Vinci Life Learning European Union project called “Web Based Basic Vocational Training” between the years 2010-2012 were presented. Since the partners of these projects are Turkey, Spain and Germany, the structure of vocational education, institutions of public and private vocational education and the diplomas and certificates entitled after these educations are included. As Turkey is on its way to become a European Union member, a number of advices are presented for Turkey to reach its destination about vocational education standards that European Union has aimed. The purpose of the study is not only to be a guide for the young who want to get professional training in the countries that are European Union members or candidates about how and where to have education opportunities but also to give a chance for trainers and training managers, participating in vocational training, so as to glimpse different practices from different countries and compare these practices between the countries of European Union and their countries. The study is also very important as it has the opportunities for training managers to see if their countries' vocational education is close enough to vocational education in European Union.

  5. Research on the Development Strategies of Higher Vocational Education in Jiangsu Coastal Areas%江苏沿海地区高等职业教育发展战略研究

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    孙长军

    2015-01-01

    针对江苏沿海地区高等职业教育的现状和沿海经济大开发带来的机遇,从江苏沿海地区高等职业教育发展的战略思想、战略目标、发展定位、核心竞争力、提高高职教育与经济发展的吻合度、保障条件等方面,研究了适应江苏沿海地区新时期高等职业教育发展的战略决策,旨在为未来十到二十年沿海经济开发和高等职业教育互动发展提供一些探索思路。%Aiming at the present situation of higher vocational education in Jiangsu coastal area, and with the opportunity brought by coastal economic development, from the aspect of strategic thinking, the development of higher vocational education in Jiangsu coastal area of the strategic objectives, development positioning, core competitiveness, the development of higher vocational education and economic agreement and guarantee conditions etc, the paper provides some new ideas for the future exploration of interaction between the next ten to twenty years of coastal economic and higher vocational education development.

  6. Development of a self-distancing task and initial validation of responses.

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    Shepherd, Kathrine A; Coifman, Karin G; Matt, Lindsey M; Fresco, David M

    2016-07-01

    Mindfulness-based interventions are believed to counteract cognitive biases that exacerbate cognitive and physiological reactivity to emotional experiences and that contribute to the development and persistence of psychopathology. One process by which mindful practices may produce such salutary effects is by enhancing the capacity to "decenter"-or to adopt a self-distanced, nonjudgmental perspective on conscious experiences (e.g., thoughts, memories, and feelings). Findings consistently indicate that decentering, assessed via self-report, represents an important aspect of mental health and well-being; however, numerous researchers have called for more objective measures of skills associated with mindfulness and decentering to further evaluate the mechanisms and benefits of mindfulness-based practices. Thus, in the current investigation, we developed a behavioral task that requires mental manipulation of negative emotional (and neutral) material away from the self (self-distancing), as a means to assess the skills associated with mindfulness and decentering that likely underlie healthy emotional processing. In 2 nonmeditating, university samples, we found that higher levels of self-reported mindfulness and higher levels of 1 facet of decentering (the capacity to adopt a distanced perspective on experiences) predicted behavioral indicators of self-distancing. Results suggest that the self-distancing task shows considerable promise for capturing skills associated with mindfulness and at least 1 element of decentering. (PsycINFO Database Record

  7. Atrial Model Development and Prototype Simulations: CRADA Final Report on Tasks 3 and 4

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    O' Hara, T. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Zhang, X. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Villongco, C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Lightstone, F. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Richards, D. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2016-10-28

    The goal of this CRADA was to develop essential tools needed to simulate human atrial electrophysiology in 3-dimensions using an anatomical image-based anatomy and physiologically detailed human cellular model. The atria were modeled as anisotropic, representing the preferentially longitudinal electrical coupling between myocytes. Across the entire anatomy, cellular electrophysiology was heterogeneous, with left and right atrial myocytes defined differently. Left and right cell types for the “control” case of sinus rhythm (SR) was compared with remodeled electrophysiology and calcium cycling characteristics of chronic atrial fibrillation (cAF). The effects of Isoproterenol (ISO), a beta-adrenergic agonist that represents the functional consequences of PKA phosphorylation of various ion channels and transporters, was also simulated in SR and cAF to represent atrial activity under physical or emotional stress. Results and findings from Tasks 3 & 4 are described. Tasks 3 and 4 are, respectively: Input parameters prepared for a Cardioid simulation; Report including recommendations for additional scenario development and post-processing analytic strategy.

  8. 高职院校商务英语教师专业发展策略研究%Higher Vocational College Business English Teacher Development Strategy Study

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    文波

    2014-01-01

    随着我国经济的发展以及经济全球化发展,商务英语人才越来越得到重视。而高职院校商务英语教师作为培养商务英语人才的主力军,其自身的专业素养和能力对商务英语人才培养有决定性的作用。所以,加强商务英语教师队伍建设及提高教师的专业水平和授课能力极为重要。本文从高职院校商务英语教师专业发展的角度出发,探讨了我国高职商务英语教师专业发展的意义及其现状,并就其现状针对性地提出来相应的发展策略,以期稳步提升商务英语人才培养的质量。%With the development of China's economic development as well as economic globalization, business English talents are more open and more attention. The Business English teachers in vocational colleges as the main force of per-sonnel training of business English, their own professionalism and competence in English for business personnel training have a decisive role. Therefore, strengthening the construction business English teachers and to improve teachers' profes-sional level and teaching ability is extremely important. From the perspective of business English teachers in vocational colleges professional development, discusses the significance and status quo of Business English teachers' professional development and to raise their status targeted corresponding development strategies to increase the quality of personnel training of Business English steadily.

  9. The Development of Vocational Teaching Staff:Based on Professional Competence%浅论职业能力导向下的高职师资队伍建设

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    尚亚力

    2015-01-01

    The establishment of vocational teaching staff with strong professional capacity,method ability and so-cial skills is a crucial factor for improving the quality of teaching of higher vocational education and meeting social-economic demands for talents.Taking connotation of professional capacity of vocational teaching staff as the start-ing point,this paper conducts a deep analysis of current situations of the development of vocational academic staff. It is concluded that three methods will help build up a highly -qualified vocational academic staff team:firstly,to establish the vocational teaching staff training system,part -time teachers management system,and highly -quali-fied vocational teaching staff recruitment system;secondly,to create a good working environment of promoting voca-tional skills and foster cultural atmosphere which emphasizes skills competitions to promote training;thirdly,to im-prove the integration of teaching and research,develop an excellent academic team including teaching,research and social service staff,and also deepen school -enterprise cooperation to promote the development of professional competence of teachers.%建设一支专业能力、方法能力和社会能力过硬的高职院校师资队伍,是提高高等职业教育教学质量和满足社会经济发展对人才需求的关键。以高职院校教师职业能力的内涵为切入点,对当前高职院校师资队伍建设的现状进行深入分析,通过建立高职教师培训培养机制、兼职教师管理制度和高职教师人才引进机制;创建提升职业能力的良好工作环境、营造参与技能竞赛的文化氛围;强化教学科研融合、创建教学、科研、社会服务的优秀教师团队以及深化校企合作促进教师职业能力发展的三大举措,提升高职院校师资队伍建设水平。

  10. Design and Application of Task-based Language Teaching Approach in Vocational College%高职高专英语教学中任务型教学设计以及应用

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    朱慧英

    2011-01-01

    Task-based language teaching approach is a kind of foreign language teaching method which develops in the modem time and embodies the concept of advanced education. Using task-based language teaching in the class can improve students' over- all quality and enhance students' ability of anglicizing and solving the problem. This paper take junior college for example to de- scribe the application of task-based language teaching approach in English class of junior college.%任务型教学法把语言应用的基本理念转化为具有实践意义的课堂教学方式,强调交际的过程和语言的功能,有利于提高学生的创新精神和语言运用能力。本文从任务的定义、类型及教学模式的设计等几个方面着手探讨了如何将任务型教学法渗透到高职高专英语教学中,进而增强高职高专英语教学的实践性及可操作性,提高学生的英语语言应用能力。

  11. Restrictions and Countermeasures of Rural Vocational Education in Urban-rural Integration

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    2012-01-01

    Developing rural vocational education is of great significance to urban-rural integration: developing rural vocational education is helpful to cultivating new farmers for construction of new socialist countryside,favorable to improving farmers’ ability of finding jobs and starting undertaking, and beneficial to transfer of rural surplus labor and acceleration of urbanization. Restrictions on development rural vocational education mainly include: low value cognition of society and social assessment of rural vocational education; out of balance of cost and expected return of rural vocational education; the quality of supply of rural vocational education failure to satisfy demand of socio-economic development; imperfect rural vocational education system. In view of these,following countermeasures and suggestions are put forward: strengthen propaganda and guidance to build environment of public opinion for rural vocational education; push forward rural vocational compulsory education system to lay social foundation for rural vocational education; reinforce policy support to assist in building rural vocational education system; improve education system to build overall framework of rural vocational education; perfect laws and regulations to establish system and norm for development of rural vocational education.

  12. The European Dimensions of Vocational Training

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The research examined the connection between vocational education, training and the world of work, and the social situation in Hungary in a European outlook. The accentual issues of the analysis disclosing the problem are: youth unemployment, the tendencies of secondary vocational education, proportions of enrollment and the features of training tendencies, the growing number of early dropouts, the effect of family background on student performance. This work tried to find the answer to the question: What variations have the changes in the regulations of vocational training, encouraging dual education brought on in the connection between trainers and work places? The research did not prove that the central vocational training system would be more effective than a varied, flexible, permeable, transparent decentralized operation with parts built on each other. The introduction of the complex exam overshadowed the evaluation of the competency areas, and fits less to the modularity of the framework curricula. With the legal regulation of vocational training in force the modular system has become a formality. Taking prior knowledge into account has become more difficult. The efficiency of professional structural decisions is questionable, it has not triggered the extension of employment among career starters, and does not mean a guarantee of finding a job either. Creating the motivation of economic role players may bring on steps forward to take up bigger tasks in vocational training. The research has confirmed the importance of improving the basic competency areas when planning vocational training, of life-long learning, of practice orientation, and also of the continuous connection with the labor market.

  13. Design of Trigonometry Apps for Vocational Education

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    Pedersen, Jens Bjarke; Andersen, Steffen; Majgaard, Gunver

    2012-01-01

    How can smartphones apps enrich the learning of mathematicsin vocational education? This article examines how mathematics teaching can be enriched by apps using smartphone sensors such as gyroscope, compass, camera, and touch screen in a aming context. An iterative and participatory design proces...... talk about our experience in implementing our design process and subsequently summarize the pros and cons of the application and the smartphone platform and how the app developed contributes to vocational mathematics teaching....

  14. Design of Trigonometry Apps for Vocational Education

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    Pedersen, Jens Bjarke; Andersen, Steffen; Majgaard, Gunver

    2012-01-01

    How can smartphones apps enrich the learning of mathematicsin vocational education? This article examines how mathematics teaching can be enriched by apps using smartphone sensors such as gyroscope, compass, camera, and touch screen in a aming context. An iterative and participatory design process...... talk about our experience in implementing our design process and subsequently summarize the pros and cons of the application and the smartphone platform and how the app developed contributes to vocational mathematics teaching....

  15. Leadership and Personal Development Abilities Possessed by High School Seniors Who Are Members in Superior and Non-Superior FFA Chapters, and by Seniors Who Were Never Enrolled in Vocational Agriculture.

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    Ricketts, S. Clifton; Newcomb, L. H.

    1984-01-01

    A study of the leadership and personal development abilities of four groups of high school seniors, some of whom were members of Future Farmers of America (FFA) and some who were never enrolled in vocational agriculture, found that FFA involvement resulted in more leadership abilities. (JOW)

  16. On a thinking of developing disabled people' s vocational education at tertiary level in the new situation%新形势下发展残疾人高等职业教育的几点思考

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    2011-01-01

    The paper discuss some problems how to develop disabled people' s vocational education at tertiary level in the new situation. At first, the paper analysis the need of developing disabled people' s vocational education at tertiary level. Secondly, the paper analysis the developing status of disabled people' s the vocational education at tertiary level. Furthermore, the paper point out the coping strategies to speed up the development of disabled people' s vocational education at tertiary level.%本文就新形势下残疾人高等职业教育发展问题进行了思考,深入分析发展残疾人高等职业教育的必要性。详尽剖析当前残疾人高等职业教育发展现状,着力提出了加快残疾人高等职业教育发展的应对之策。

  17. Development of a Language Impairment Screener for Spanish Speaking Children--SSLIC: Phase 1--Task Development

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    Restrepo, M. Adelaida; Gorin, Joanna S.; Gray, Shelley; Morgan, Gareth P.; Barona, Nicole

    2010-01-01

    The main purpose of this study is to develop a Spanish language screening measure that (a) is valid and reliable for the purpose of identifying Spanish-speaking (SS) children at risk for Language Impairment (LI), (b) is valid and reliable across different Spanish dialects, different socioeconomic groups, and different ethnicities, (c) uses a…

  18. The Skills Development of Web Design Disciplines of Vocational Schools%浅谈中职学校网页设计学科的技能培养

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    李广荣

    2012-01-01

    本文根据当前中职学生《网页设计》学科特点及学生就业情况为研究出发点,将《网页设计》学科按照社会上职业岗位需求及完成任务的过程分四个阶段进行研究,使学生不但掌握本学科的知识与技能,更有效地提高学生就业的成功率,使学校圆满地完成培养专业人才的目标。%According to the current web design subject characteristics of the vocational students and student employment situation for the study starting point,of web design disciplines study in accordance with the professional job needs in the community and complete the task in four stages,so that students not only grasp the disciplines of knowledge and skills to more effectively improve the success rate of student employment,and make the school satisfactorily completed the goal of the Professional Training.

  19. Development of the approaches to the classification and groups of the tasks fulfilling by the internal auditors

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    Шалімова, Наталія Станіславівна; Андрощук, Ірина Іванівна

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the article is critical rethinking and revision of types of tasks that can be performed within internal audit, given the development of internationally recognized professional organizations in this area, including the Institute of Internal Auditors.It is proved a necessity of classification of tasks performed within internal audit based on international standards of professional practice of internal auditing, developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors, using requirements of In...

  20. A task analysis of pier side ship-handling for virtual environment ship-handling simulator scenario development

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    Grassi, Charles R.

    2000-01-01

    Approved for public release: distribution is unlimited Researchers at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Divisions (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, FL have developed a testbed for the Conning Officer Virtual Environment (COVE) Ship-handling simulator. The purpose of this task analysis was to provide a workable document that they could use in the development of pier side ship-handling scenarios for their simulator. The task analysis not only identified the general procedures and methodologi...

  1. The Relative Influence of the Vocational Card Sort, the Self-Directed Search, and the Vocational Exploration and Insight Kit on High School Girls.

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    Takai, Ricky; Holland, John L.

    A new treatment, the Vocational Exploration and Insight Kit (VEIK), was developed to increase the number and variety of vocational options a person considers, to increase the variety of information-seeking activity, and to increase the satisfaction a person has with his or her current vocational aspiration. The VEIK is a 15-step self-administered…

  2. Development of "Task Value" Instrument for Biology as a School Subject

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    Köksal, Mustafa Serdar; Yaman, Süleyman

    2013-01-01

    The expectancy-value model of motivation states that individuals' choice, persistence and performances are related to their beliefs about how much they value task. Despite the importance of "task value" in learning biology, lack of the instruments on task value for high school biology courses for practical use indicated requirement to…

  3. Vocational Education--The Post Secondary Connection for Learning Disabled Students.

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    Siefferman, Larry D.

    1983-01-01

    Describes Georgia's Career Development Centers, model programs of support services to enable learning disabled students to enter postsecondary vocational programs successfully. Components include vocational evaluation, disability specialists, modified curriculum, counseling, and remedial instruction. (SK)

  4. A Training System for Export? The German Dual Vocational Training System and Its Transferability.

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    Schroter, H. Gunter

    1995-01-01

    Problems with vocational education and training in developing countries include insufficient resources and lack of workplace experience. The German dual vocational training system is being promoted as a potential solution. (SK)

  5. Professional Task-Based Curriculum Development for Distance Education Practitioners at Master's Level: A Design-Based Research

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    Feng, Xiaoying; Lu, Guangxin; Yao, Zhihong

    2015-01-01

    Curriculum development for distance education (DE) practitioners is more and more focusing on practical requirements and competence development. Delphi and DACUM methods have been used at some universities. However, in the competency-based development area, these methods have been taken over by professional-task-based development in the last…

  6. TASK RELEVANCE IN THE DESIGN OF ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS OF ELLs: A Q Methodology Study

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    Linda J. COLLINS

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Online professional development (oPD for teachers should focus on designing web-based learning opportunities that help practicing educators solve the tough problems of practice when working in their schools. Technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge can be integrated in the design of online professional development modules to enhance task relevance for maximum learning and transformation. The purpose of this study was to learn which tasks in an online professional development module were ranked by in-service educators as relevant to their work with English language learners (ELLs. Using Q methodology, the researcher asked participants to rank the relevancy of 36 online tasks from an online professional development module designed and developed at an American university. Participants used a -5 to 5 forced distribution to rank online activities from “Least relevant to my work with ELLs” to “Most relevant to my work with ELLs” followed by a semi-structured interview to explain their decisions. After data analysis, two factors emerged, indicating that participants’ perceptions on task relevance differed by professional roles and educational settings. The participants also favored didactic online tasks over interactive tasks. The findings from the oPD participants’ responses have the potential to serve as the basis for future online professional development design and for planning other relevant activities to be applied to the e-learning environment.

  7. Task 9. PV deployment in developing countries. Institutional framework and financial instruments for PV deployment in developing countries

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    2003-09-15

    This report for the International Energy Agency (IEA) made by Task 9 of the Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS) programme takes a look at the institutional framework and financial instruments necessary for PV deployment in developing countries. This guide describes the institutional and financial aspects that need to be addressed to ensure that a long term sustainable (and profitable) PV market is established in developing countries. The guide details main fundamental functions that need to be performed such as the agents needed to perform the functions and their differing roles within the framework, the relationships between these agents and the financial instruments available. It is stated that the majority of the aspects recommended in this guide can be adopted to two main PV deployment models: direct sales and rural electrification and development programmes. It is noted that both approaches will have to be tailored and adapted to local conditions.

  8. 应用本科时代高职院校内涵式发展的思考%Thinking on Connotative Development of Higher Vocational Colleges in the Era of Application Undergraduate

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    余婉娜

    2016-01-01

    内涵式发展是有层次性的,在高等职业教育发展的不同时期,高职院校内涵式发展的内涵和意义不尽相同。进入应用本科时代,高职院校的内涵式发展要明确自身定位,从发展理念、人才培养、师资建设以及管理机制等方面入手,着力提高自身的核心竞争力。%Connotative development has different levels. In different period of higher vocational education, the connotation and significance of higher vocational colleges are different. In the era of application undergraduate, higher vocational colleges should make clear of its position and develop from the following aspects as development idea, talent training, teacher construction and management mechanism. Only in this way can higher vocational colleges enhance their core competitiveness.

  9. 区域中等职业教育发展影响因素分析%Analysis of the Influencing Factors Related with the Development of Regional Secondary Vocational Education

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    宋小杰

    2012-01-01

    运用系统论的观点深入研究区域中等职业教育发展的影响因素,分析区域中等职业教育系统内部与外部环境之间的相互依存关系,寻找推动区域中等职业教育不断发展的动力源泉,剖析区域中等职业教育运行机制和实现途径,旨在为区域中等职业教育的发展提供完整的理论分析思路。%This article is in-depth studied on influencing factors related with the development of regional secondary vocational education by applying the system theory,analyzed of the interdependent relationship between the internal and external environment,found the source of power to promote the continuous development of regional secondary vocational education,and dissected the operational mechanism and realization of regional secondary vocational education,in order to provide a complete theoretical analysis thought for the development of regional secondary vocational education.

  10. Mathematics in Vocational Education: Revisiting a Developmental Research Project, Analysis of One Development Research Project about the Integration of Mathematics in Vocational Subjects in Upper Secondary Education in Sweden

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    Lindberg, Lisbeth; Grevholm, Barbro

    2011-01-01

    In this article we describe and discuss the analyses of a developmental research project that took place in Sweden during 1998 to 2002. We carried out four different analyses in order to explore the learning outcomes from the project that could inform long term curriculum change and teacher collaboration in vocational education in Sweden. The…

  11. A strategic approach to policy tasks for the development of Korea’s island areas

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This study discussed the creation of a strategic approach to the policy tasks associated with the development of Korean island areas based on DEMATEL. To this end, after having derived the problematic elements hindering the development of Korean island areas, an attempt was made to structuralize residents’ perceptions via the implementation of a DEMATEL survey with the leaders of island areas. The problematic elements hindering the development of Korean island areas were identified as serious aging society, shortage of resident welfare facilities, fragmented industrial structure, limited labor forces, decreasing income sources, underdeveloped public transportation to the mainland, underdeveloped public transportation within islands, shortage of educational services, low sense of solidarity in villages, shortage of accommodation and leisure facilities, poor residential environments, and the serious debts accumulated by fishing households. The residents of island areas perceived underdeveloped public transportation to the mainland as the most fundamental and central element hindering the development of island areas. Impacting the regional economy and overall resident welfare, these problematic elements can be regarded as exhibiting the structural characteristics of underdeveloped areas. As such, the prerequisite for endogenous development of island areas is the improvement of the underdeveloped nature of accessibility to the mainland.

  12. 基于"事业观"教育体系的高职教师专业化发展探析%Exploration on the Professional Development of Higher Vocational Teachers Based on the "Career Outlook" Education System

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    张英远

    2015-01-01

    教师的专业化发展,既是我国深化职业教育改革与发展的客观要求,也是高职教师提高职业素质的关键.本文从事业观角度,分析了目前高职教师专业化发展过程中单一追求职业态度,忽略了事业观的价值导向作用,提出在教师和学生两个层面构建"事业观"教育体系,促进高职教师专业化发展内生动力的生成,形成高职教师专业化发展的自主性和持续性.%Teachers' professional development is not only the ob-jective requirement of China's deepening of vocational education reform and development, but also the key factor of higher voca-tional teachers' improvement of professional qualities. From the perspective of career outlook, this paper analyzes the current problems in higher vocational teachers' professional development, including merely pursuing professional attitudes and neglecting the value orientation of career outlook, and proposes that both teachers and students should establish the"career outlook"edu-cation system, so as to promote the formation of the endogenetic impetus for higher vocational teachers' professional development, and form the autonomy and sustainability of higher vocational teachers' professional development.

  13. Research on Developing Characteristic Foreign Language Major of Vocational Colleges%高职外语专业特色发展问题研究

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    郎琳

    2013-01-01

    By analyzing the present teaching of foreign language major, this article explores the issues surrounding raise goal, edu-cational reform, teaching material, school business cooperation, qualified teachers and foreign exchange so as to develop character-istic foreign language major of vocational colleges.%该文从高职外语专业教学现状入手,对高职外语专业的人才培养目标、教学改革、教材、校企合作、师资及对外交流方面进行了探讨,以期促进高职外语专业能够实现特色发展,适应市场对实用型外语人才的需求。

  14. Developing the Curriculum Construction of Vocational Colleges in Practice%在实践中不断发展高职课程建设

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    彭强民

    2012-01-01

    就几年来高职课程建设的发展提出建议:以《国家精品课程评审指标》为重要参照进行课程改革。以团体的力量策划专业的建设,勇于承担学术风险。创新不忘传统。打破学科樊篱,建立沟通机制。%In this paper, suggestions on the development of the curriculum construction of vocational colleges are put forward, take "national curriculum assessment indicators" as the important reference for curriculum reform; plan the professional construction with the power of the group; bravely take the academic risk; don't forget the tradition in the innovation; break the barriers in the courses and set up a communication mechanism.

  15. 职业教育服务社区机制下高职教育发展%The Development of Higher Vocational Education Under the Mechanism of Vocational Education Service for Community

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    丁辉; 陈明昆

    2016-01-01

    To establish the linkage mechanism between community and vocational colleges is not only an important embodiment of the social service function of modern higher vocational colleges,but also the practical needs of economic structure adj ustment and learning community construction.The essence of vocational education service for community is to integrate and optimize educational resources, to realize the advantages of complementary,resource sharing and multiple integration.The reform of higher vocational education should pay attention to establish a linkage mechanism for communities and local occupation colleges,insist on the concept of large vocational education,form a good occupation training system,open education resources and active docking community needs.%建立社区与职业院校的联动机制,既是现代高职院校社会服务功能的重要体现,也是经济结构调整和学习型社区建设的现实需要。职业教育服务社区的实质是整合和优化优质教育资源,实现优势互补、资源共享及多元融合。高职教育改革应注重建立社区与地方职业院校联动机制,坚持大职业教育观,形成良好的职业培训体系,开放教育资源,主动满足社区需求。

  16. The Development Model of Teaching Materials and Its Applications in Higher Vocational Education%高职教材开发模式及应用案例

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    许新华

    2012-01-01

    There are some common development patterns of teaching materials in higher vocational education.Traditional patterns of teaching material development can be divided into four stages: textbook orientation,planning,materials impl-ementation and evaluation.By "Working Process System-atization Theory",the traditional pattern can be divided into nine steps and produce 12 major achievements.This model was applied to"The Linux Operation System and Appl-ication"as compile auxiliary material of Provincial Excellent Courses,which is innovative in compiling concept,style and structure and gets praise of vocational-technical colleges.%高职教材开发模式有多种,基于课程开发的教材开发模式其流程可划分为教材定位、教材规划、教材实施和教材评价4个阶段;运用"工作过程系统化"理论,4个阶段还可划分为9个环节,产生12项主要成果。《Linux操作系统应用》作为国家级精品课程的配套教材,运用该模式,在编写理念、体例、结构诸方面都有所创新,赢得了使用者的好评。

  17. Implementing the Science Assessment Standards: Developing and validating a set of laboratory assessment tasks in high school biology

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    Saha, Gouranga Chandra

    Very often a number of factors, especially time, space and money, deter many science educators from using inquiry-based, hands-on, laboratory practical tasks as alternative assessment instruments in science. A shortage of valid inquiry-based laboratory tasks for high school biology has been cited. Driven by this need, this study addressed the following three research questions: (1) How can laboratory-based performance tasks be designed and developed that are doable by students for whom they are designed/written? (2) Do student responses to the laboratory-based performance tasks validly represent at least some of the intended process skills that new biology learning goals want students to acquire? (3) Are the laboratory-based performance tasks psychometrically consistent as individual tasks and as a set? To answer these questions, three tasks were used from the six biology tasks initially designed and developed by an iterative process of trial testing. Analyses of data from 224 students showed that performance-based laboratory tasks that are doable by all students require careful and iterative process of development. Although the students demonstrated more skill in performing than planning and reasoning, their performances at the item level were very poor for some items. Possible reasons for the poor performances have been discussed and suggestions on how to remediate the deficiencies have been made. Empirical evidences for validity and reliability of the instrument have been presented both from the classical and the modern validity criteria point of view. Limitations of the study have been identified. Finally implications of the study and directions for further research have been discussed.

  18. Hydrothermal processing of Hanford tank waste. Organic destruction technology development task annual report -- FY 1993

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    Orth, R.J.; Schmidt, A.J.; Zacher, A.H. [and others

    1993-09-01

    Low-temperature hydrothermal processing (HTP) is a thermal-chemical autogenous processing method that can be used to destroy organics and ferrocyanide in Hanford tank waste at temperatures from 250 C to 400 C. With HTP, organics react with oxidants, such as nitrite and nitrate, already present in the waste. Ferrocyanides and free cyanide will hydrolyze at similar temperatures and may also react with nitrates or other oxidants in the waste. No air or oxygen or additional chemicals need to be added to the autogenous HTP system. However, enhanced kinetics may be realized by air addition, and, if desired, chemical reductants can be added to the system to facilitate complete nitrate/nitrate destruction. Tank waste can be processed in a plug-flow, tubular reactor, or a continuous-stirred tank reactor system designed to accommodate the temperature, pressure, gas generation, and heat release associated with decomposition of the reactive species. The work described in this annual report was conducted in FY 1993 for the Organic Destruction Technology Development Task of Hanford`s Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS). This task is part of an overall program to develop organic destruction technologies originally funded by TWRS to meet tank safety and waste form disposal criteria and condition the feed for further pretreatment. During FY 1993 the project completed seven experimental test plans, a 30-hr pilot-scale continuous run, over 200 hr of continuous bench-scale HTP testing, and 20 batch HTP tests; two contracts were established with commercial vendors, and a commercial laboratory reactor was procured and installed in a glovebox for HTP testing with actual Hanford tank waste.

  19. Discuss on developing the vocational colleges students’ independent learning capacity based on virtual reality technology%基于虚拟现实技术的高职生自主学习能力培养探讨

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    李玉梅; 李茜

    2014-01-01

    At intellectual economic age, the idea of lifelong learning strike root in the hearts of the people. Independent Learning become one kind of learning models which society, school, people pay most attention to. Independent learning capacities have become one of necessary quality which adapt to learning-type society. Now our country devotes major efforts to developing vocational education, it is an important problem that Develop the Vocational Colleges Students’ independent learning capacity. In this paper, it is discussed on the function and effect which Virtual Reality Technology act on vocational education. Then it combined with the meaning of developing the Vocational colleges students’ independent learning capacity, and probe into developing the vocational colleges students’ Independent learning capacity based on virtual reality technology.%在当今知识经济时代,终身学习的理念已深入人心。自主学习成为社会、学校、个人最为重视的一种学习方式。自主学习的能力已成为适应当今“学习型社会”的必要素质之一。目前国家大力发展职业教育,高职生的自主学习能力培养将是一个重要问题,文章就虚拟现实技术对高职教育的影响,结合高职生自主学习能力培养的意义,探讨了虚拟现实技术支持下的高职生自主学习能力的培养。

  20. [Ocra Method: development of a new procedure for analysis of multiple tasks subject to infrequent rotation].

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    Occhipinti, E; Colombini, Daniela; Occhipinti, M

    2008-01-01

    In the Ocra methods (Ocra index and Ocra Checklist), when computing the final indices (Ocra index or checklist score), in the case of more than one repetitive task a "traditional" procedure was already proposed, the results of which could be defined as "time-weighted average". This approach appears to be appropriate when considering rotations among tasks that are performed very frequently, for instance almost once every hour (or for shorter periods). However, when rotation among repetitive tasks is less frequent (i.e. once every 1 1/2 or more hours), the "time-weighted average" approach could result in an underestimation of the exposure level (as it practically flattens peaks of high exposures). For those scenarios an alternative approach based on the "most stressful task as minimum" might be more realistic. This latter approach has already been included in the NIOSH approach for multiple sequential lifting tasks and, given the recent availability in the Ocra method of more detailed duration multipliers (practically one different Du(M) for each different step of one hour of duration of the repetitive task), it is now possible to define a particular procedure to compute the complex Ocra Multitask Index (cOCRA) and the complex Checklist Score (cCHESCO) for the analysis of two or more repetitive tasks when rotations are infrequent (rotations every 1 1/2 hours or more). The result of this approach will be at least equal to the index of the most stressful task considered for its individual daily duration and at the most equal to the index of the most stressful task when it is (only theoretically) considered as lasting for the overall daily duration of all examined repetitive tasks. The procedure is based on the following formula: Complex Ocra Multitask Index = Ocra(1(Dum1) + (Delta ocra1xK) where 1,2,3,...,N = repetitive tasks ordered by ocra index values (1 = highest; N = lowest) computed considering respective real duration multipliers (Dum(i)). ocra1 = ocra index of

  1. 高职院校创业教育发展滞后归因分析--以贵州省高职院校为例%The Cause Analysis of Lagging behind the Development of Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Vocational Colleges---Taking the Higher Vocational Colleges in Guizhou Province as an Example

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    王晓庆

    2015-01-01

    Taking the problem of higher vocational college entrepreneurship education as a standpoint,from three aspects of the macro,medium and micro,through the analysis of the government,industry,regional culture,school,students in development process of problems in the entrepreneurship education ,this paper explores the main factors influencing the development of en-trepreneurship education in higher vocational colleges .%文章高职院校创业教育问题为研究对象,从宏观、中观、围观三个层面,通过分析政府、行业、区域文化、学校、学生各自在创业教育发展过程中存在的问题,探寻影响高职院校创业教育发展滞后的主要因素。

  2. How Knowledge Worker Teams Deal Effectively with Task Uncertainty: The Impact of Transformational Leadership and Group Development

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    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to clarify how leadership is able to improve team effectiveness, by means of its influence on group processes (i.e., increasing group development and on the group task (i.e., decreasing task uncertainty. Four hundred and eight members of 107 teams in a German research and development (R&D organization completed a web-based survey; they provided measures of transformational leadership, group development, 2 aspects of task uncertainty, task interdependence, and team effectiveness. In 54 of these teams, the leaders answered a web-based survey on team effectiveness. We tested the model with the data from team members, using structural equations modeling. Group development and a task uncertainty measurement that refers to unstable demands from outside the team partially mediate the effect of transformational leadership on team effectiveness in R&D organizations (p < 0.05. Although transformational leaders reduce unclarity of goals (p < 0.05, this seems not to contribute to team effectiveness. The data provided by the leaders was used to assess common source bias, which did not affect the interpretability of the results. Limitations include cross-sectional data and a lower than expected variance of task uncertainty across different job types. This paper contributes to understanding how knowledge worker teams deal effectively with task uncertainty and confirms the importance of group development in this context. This is the first study to examine the effects of transformational leadership and team processes on team effectiveness considering the task characteristics uncertainty and interdependence.

  3. Development and Validation of Career Development Guidelines by Task/Activity Analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Professions: Industrial Hygiene and Safety Professional. Final Report. Technical Report XII.

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    Vernon, Ralph J.; And Others

    This report summarizes research findings which resulted in development of curricula for occupational safety and health professions based on task/activity analyses and related performance objectives. The first seven chapters focus on the seven objectives. Chapter 1, Literature Review and Selection of Employers, concerns tasks required for…

  4. 高职院校创新教育试论%On Innovation Education in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    叶建国

    2012-01-01

    Innovation is the soul of a nation, and the innovation education in higher vocational colleges is an imminent important matter. It is the new task of development for higher vocational education demanded by the rapid development of the society. Higher vocational colleges must be committed to comprehensive education innovation, develop the characteristics of higher vocational education and enhance the educational function, so as to constantly promote social sustainable development.%创新是民族的灵魂,创新教育是高职院校迫在眉睫的大事,是社会快速发展对高职教育提出的新的发展任务。高职院校必须致力于全面教育创新,办出高职类型特色,提升教育功能,才能不断推进社会的可持续发展。

  5. The vocational education and training system in Denmark

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    Cort, Pia; Wiborg, Susanne

    2009-01-01

    Analysis of developments in vocational education and training systems in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, the UK and the US.......Analysis of developments in vocational education and training systems in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, the UK and the US....

  6. The vocational education and training system in Denmark

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    Cort, Pia; Wiborg, Susanne

    2009-01-01

    Analysis of developments in vocational education and training systems in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, the UK and the US.......Analysis of developments in vocational education and training systems in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, the UK and the US....

  7. Vocational Assessment and Work Preparation Centres for the Disabled.

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    International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).

    The purpose of this manual is to provide a basic guide for governments and other organizations in developing countries who want to either establish vocational assessment and preparation centers or develop training facilities for disabled persons. Contents include: (1) Establishing a Vocational Assessment and Work Preparation Center, (2) Staffing…

  8. How Knowledge Worker Teams Deal Effectively with Task Uncertainty: The Impact of Transformational Leadership and Group Development.

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    Leuteritz, Jan-Paul; Navarro, José; Berger, Rita

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to clarify how leadership is able to improve team effectiveness, by means of its influence on group processes (i.e., increasing group development) and on the group task (i.e., decreasing task uncertainty). Four hundred and eight members of 107 teams in a German research and development (R&D) organization completed a web-based survey; they provided measures of transformational leadership, group development, 2 aspects of task uncertainty, task interdependence, and team effectiveness. In 54 of these teams, the leaders answered a web-based survey on team effectiveness. We tested the model with the data from team members, using structural equations modeling. Group development and a task uncertainty measurement that refers to unstable demands from outside the team partially mediate the effect of transformational leadership on team effectiveness in R&D organizations (p transformational leaders reduce unclarity of goals (p transformational leadership and team processes on team effectiveness considering the task characteristics uncertainty and interdependence.

  9. Investigation of English Learning Motivation in Higher Vocational Institutes

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    张明香

    2013-01-01

      Since China joined WTO in 2001, there has been an increasing demand for professional technicians for the development and construction of economy. English being a tool for inter-countries communication has drawn great attention in higher vocational education. As for higher vocational institute students to learn English well, learning motivation plays a vital part. Therefore, this es⁃say is written to analyze the features of the main types of motivation held by the higher vocational institute students and accordingly offer some suggestions for teachers to improve their teaching quality and efficiency in higher vocational institute.

  10. Design Guidelines for the Development of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Training Systems for Maintenance and Assembly Tasks

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    Tecchia Franco

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The current work describes design guidelines for the development of Virtual Reality (VR and Augmented Reality (AR platforms to train technicians on maintenance and assembly tasks of industrial machineries. The main skill involved in this kind of tasks is the procedural skill. Based on past literature and studies conducted within the SKILLS project, several main design guidelines were formulated. First, observational learning integrated properly within the training protocol increases training efficiency. Second, training protocols combining physical and cognitive fidelity enhances procedural skills acquisition. Third, guidance aids should be provided in a proper and controlled way. And last, enriched information about the task helps trainees to develop a useful mental model of the task. These recommendations were implemented in both VR and AR training platforms.

  11. Vocational Guidance for Everyone

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    Holland, John L.

    1974-01-01

    Describes some of the current problems of vocational guidance, summarizes relevant knowledge and theory in the field, and offers some practical plans for a coordinated, theoretically compatible group of vocational programs, services, and experiences for a high school. (Author/JM)

  12. Vocational Counseling Revisited

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    O'Brien, Charles R.

    1976-01-01

    The author stresses the importance for counselors to articulate a viable and comprehensive approach to vocational counseling to both clients and the larger society. A re-thinking and re-stating of career education concepts can be a first step in applying vocational theory more constructively. (EA)

  13. Vocational Training in Ireland.

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    Dooney, Roy; Dunne, Paul

    This monograph, one of a series of studies of vocational education in the countries of the European Communities, describes the vocational training system in Ireland. The study was compiled from existing statistics and descriptions, and most figures cited refer to 1984. The report is organized in eight chapters. Chapter 1 covers population,…

  14. An analysis of the application of AI to the development of intelligent aids for flight crew tasks

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    Baron, S.; Feehrer, C.

    1985-01-01

    This report presents the results of a study aimed at developing a basis for applying artificial intelligence to the flight deck environment of commercial transport aircraft. In particular, the study was comprised of four tasks: (1) analysis of flight crew tasks, (2) survey of the state-of-the-art of relevant artificial intelligence areas, (3) identification of human factors issues relevant to intelligent cockpit aids, and (4) identification of artificial intelligence areas requiring further research.

  15. The competence-based didactic approach in initial vocational education

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This article examines a didactic and curricular model that was developed to support the implementation of a competence-based approach, today prevailing in the European (initial vocational education and training (VET. It starts by presenting contemporary developments in the Slovenian VET, and then continues with a study of some of the underlying pedagogical concepts influencing the contemporary educational practice. The concept of competence, as it relates to the Slovenian VET, is discussed, and the new didactic model is presented in terms of its conceptualisation, realisation and evaluation. The model is built around the concepts of the competence- based didactic unit, and has been produced to help teachers support students in developing the ability to integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes, so that they are able to solve complex and unpredictable professional tasks and challenges. The article concludes with a discussion on the methodological limitations of the evaluation, and its transferability to other contexts.

  16. 烹饪高职学生创新教育的实施%Implementation of Innovation Education for Higher Vocational Cuisine Students

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    徐海军

    2012-01-01

    With the development of society and economy, innovation education is becoming more and more ur- gent for higher vocational students in culinary vocational education. It is also an important task for higher voca- tional education to foster students' creativity. Creativity comes from both education and practice, and there is no exception to the cuisine major-an important part of vocational education.%随着社会经济的发展,社会和行业对烹饪职业教育中高职学生的创新教育越来越迫切,培养创造力的教育也成为高职办学层次的需要。创造力要靠教育培养和实践来挖掘,作为职业教育重要组成部分的烹饪专业也不例外。

  17. 高等职业教育向职业化发展的思考%On profession-oriented development of higher vocational colleges

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    毛文娟

    2013-01-01

    The higher occupation education is the main force of high level of technical personnel training, it plays an important role in the development of China's economic construction and social development. This paper reviews the development of higher occupation education, begins from the higher vocational education development's problem and perplexity of higher occupation education, put forward the development of occupation. Through the analysis of the connotation of higher occupation education to develop to professionalism, to think and put forward the train of thought and strategy of the development of occupation.%  高等职业教育是高水平技术人才培养的主力军,它的发展对我国经济建设和社会进步发挥了重要作用。文章回顾了高等职业教育发展历程,由高职教育发展中面临的问题和困惑着手,提出高等职业教育要向职业化发展。通过对高等职业教育向职业化发展内涵的分析,思考并提出职业化发展的思路和策略。

  18. Development of a Framework to Characterise the Openness of Mathematical Tasks

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    Yeo, Joseph B. W.

    2017-01-01

    Educators usually mean different constructs when they speak of open tasks: some may refer to pure-mathematics investigative tasks while others may have authentic real-life tasks in mind; some may think of the answer being open while others may refer to an open method. On the other hand, some educators use different terms, e.g. open and open-ended,…

  19. 探析职业教师专业发展之可为%Analysis of vocational teachers'professional development can be

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    孟令军; 辛琦媛; 陈慧君

    2016-01-01

    In today's society,not only focus on students'development,the development of children,and teachers'profession-al development under the national attention,by improving the education of professional level,for children's development,the de-velopment of the students is good. The education activity,good teachers can make children benefit directly,and teachers'profes-sional development become the main tendency of the development of teacher education in the world. Promote vocational educa-tion teachers'professional level,is particularly important. Vocational education to teacher's professional development,but for should attend professional training,do the research,the combination of theory to guide practice,attach importance to reading and thinking,pay attention to the reflection and introspection,have the consciousness of lifelong education,strengthen coopera-tion and do study for teaching.%在当今社会,不仅关注着学生的发展,儿童的发展,而且教师的专业发展受到广大国民的重视,通过提高教育专业水平,对于儿童的发展、学生的发展都是有好处的。教育活动中,良好的教师能让孩子直接受益,教师专业发展成为当今世界教师教育的发展主要趋势。提升职业教育教师的专业水平,就显得尤为重要。职业教育教师要想专业获得发展,“可为”的是应参加专业的培训,做到教研相结合,理论指导实践,重视阅读思考,注意反思与自省,有终身教育意识,加强合作,做到产学研进行教学,并有决心与毅力。

  20. Washback of Task-based Communicative Language Test (II)

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    曹敏

    2014-01-01

    The essay aims at revealing the washback effect of task-based communicative language test (TBCLT) in a vocational college, with the further purpose to work out some ways to promote positive washback effect and reform the current tests hence to improve vocational learning.