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%T VET workers’ problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments: European approach
%A Hämäläinen, Raija
%A Cincinnato, Sebastiano
%A Malin, Antero
%A De Wever, Bram
%J International journal for research in vocational education and training
%N 1
%P 57-80
%V 1
%D 2014
%K Adults with vocational education and training; Large-scale assessment; PIAAC; Technology-rich environments; Problem-solving; Workplace skills
%@ 2197-8646
%~ University of Jyväskylä (Finland), Ghent University (Belgium)
%> https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-423407
%X The European workplace is challenging VET adults’ problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments (TREs). So far, no international large-scale assessment data has been available for VET. The PIAAC data comprise the most comprehensive source of information on adults’ skills to date. The present study (N=50 369) focuses on gaining insight into the problem-solving skills in TREs of adults with a VET background. When examining the similarities and differences in VET adults’ problem-solving skills in TREs across 11 European countries, two main trends can be observed. First, our results show that only a minority of VET adults perform at a high level. Second, there seems to be substantial variation between countries with respect to the proportion of VET adults that can be identified as “at-risk” or “weak” performers. For the future, our findings indicate the variations that can be used as a starting point to identify beneficial VET
%G en
%9 journal article
%W GESIS - http://www.gesis.org
%~ SSOAR - http://www.ssoar.info