European Journal of Training and Development – Special Issue: Competence-based training

Volume 41 Issue 1
Published: 2016
European Journal of Training and Development
ISSN: 204
6-9012

 

 

Carrying out studies on competence-based training for career development–introduction to the special issue

With the changes related to the invention and the introduction of new technological devices (Weatherbee, 2010), most notably, the internet (Torkzadeh and Van Dyke, 2002), to the economic crisis (Utting et al., 2012) and to different patterns of social life (Tyler,
2002), our modern society has been defined as information society (Webster, 2002), knowledge society (Hargreaves, 2003) and even liquid society (Bauman, 2000, 2011). Do these labels have a meaning or are they a way of hiding phenomena rather than defining them? In any case, they tend to be taken seriously, at least from the point of view of research. As for the relationship between the information and communication technology and the world of education and training, it is interesting to note the existence
at present, as a sign of the times, of the Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society. Leggi tutto “European Journal of Training and Development – Special Issue: Competence-based training”

In service teachers’ training: a two level model. The case of CESEDI.

Maurizio Gentile

Lo studio propone un’indagine su un modello a due livelli di formazione in servizio. Il primo livello è basato sull’erogazione di corsi. Il secondo è basato su attività di supporto offerte da facilitatori. I risultati mostrano che i soggetti intervistati hanno avuto una percezione positiva delle attività formative in merito alle loro competenze educative e alla motivazione a continuare l’aggiornamento. Lo studio ha individuato un fattore motivazionale che sembra differenziare i docenti in base all’ordine di scuola. A tal riguardo i test non parametrici hanno riscontrato nei docenti di scuola dell’infanzia più alti livelli di fiducia motivante. Questo risultato richiede ulteriori approfondimenti.
The study proposes a survey of a two-level model for in-service teacher training. The first level is based on courses , while the second is based on support activities delivered by facilitators. The results show that those interviewed had a positive perception of training activities associated with their educational skills and continuing motivation for professional development. The study identified a motivational factor that seems to differentiate teachers depending on the phase of schooling. As regards this, non-parametric tests showed that nursery school teachers had a higher level of motivating confidence. This result requires further study.

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Between evidence-based education and analysis of teaching practices. A review of didactic research on the Italian high school system

Giuseppe Tacconi

The document proposes a review of the didactic research on higher education which, in recent years, has been conducted in Italy, referring also to the international research landscape. This is an evidence-based education research, but also a research based on the so-called branches of the analysis of teaching practices and routines. It draws an overview highlighting the specificity of the various branches and emphasizing the possibility to combine them profitably. Il contributo propone una rassegna dei principali filoni della ricerca didattica che, in questi anni, è stata condotta in Italia, nell’ambito del secondo ciclo, facendo riferimento anche al panorama della ricerca internazionale che ha trovato recezione nel dibattito italiano. Si tratta, da una parte, di ricerche evidence-based, dall’altra di ricerche basate sui cosiddetti filoni dell’analisi delle pratiche e delle routine di insegnamento. Se ne trae un bilancio che evidenzia le specificità dei vari filoni e sottolinea la possibilità di combinarli proficuamente tra loro.

ISSN 1825-7321

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Success Stories. A View Of Initial Vocational Training Through The Eyes Of Former Students

Giuseppe Tacconi

The paper reports the main results of a research that aimed to explore in depth the role that the experiences within the Salesians’ Vocational Training Centers played in influencing the personal and professional profile of former students. To this end, 54 former students from 6 Vocational Training Centers who have recognized as successful in work, personal life and social commitments were participated in the study. The research is not intended to “prove” that training leads to educational success, but to identify the conditions under which the training could promote educational success. Exploring the biographies of some of the lived experiences of former students, I was interested in particular to know what had allowed the trainees – who often come to CFP with heavy burdens, and with great difficulty against a certain type of school – to enhance their potential and succeed as adults, as respected professionals and individuals capable of taking responsibility for themselves and others. Research on training and life stories of former students become therefore also – and above all – a research on the practices of teachers and characteristics of learning environments, from the view of former students. Leggi tutto “Success Stories. A View Of Initial Vocational Training Through The Eyes Of Former Students”

Apprendistato e formazione psicosociale: un’esperienza di conduzione di moduli di socializzazione e competenze relazionali per apprendisti artigiani

Sartori R. – Perini M. (2015)

Il contributo riporta l’analisi di un’esperienza formativa, tenutasi nell’ambito dei percorsi di formazione previsti all’interno dei contratti di apprendistato, volta a facilitare lo sviluppo di competenze relazionali nei partecipanti attraverso l’utilizzo delle cosiddette illusioni ottico-geometriche e delle figure ambigue. Questi particolari strumenti sembrano essere ideali per consentire alle persone in formazione di entrare nella dimensione del dubbio su ciò che vedono, credono, pensano e dicono.

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Big Five for work and organizations: FLORA (Role Related Personal Profile), an Italian personality test based on the Five-Factor Model and developed for the assessment of candidates and employees, Quality and Quantity

Sartori R., Ceschi A., Costantini A., Scalco A. (in press)

The needs for personality assessment in organizations are peculiar. For example, personality measures for the assessment of candidates or employees should be related to job performance. Even strong correlations between personality tests and job performance might not be sufficient, though, because some tests make use of a language people working in organizations are not accustomed to and, therefore, the personality profiles obtained by those tests may sound meaningless or even abstruse to organizational managers and decision makers. The paper reports the results of the qualitative actions and the quantitative operations carried out in order to create and validate a new Italian personality test (named FLORA) based on the Five-Factor Model (FFM) and expressly developed for the assessment of specific professional profiles in organizations. The qual-itative actions consisted of 32 interviews with 16 job profiles. Leggi tutto “Big Five for work and organizations: FLORA (Role Related Personal Profile), an Italian personality test based on the Five-Factor Model and developed for the assessment of candidates and employees, Quality and Quantity”

Motivazioni al volontariato e rischi psicosociali

 Sartori R., Ceschi A. (2015)

Lo scopo della presente rilevazione è stato indagare quali motivazioni dichiarano i soccorritori volontari in ambulanza di Croce Verde Verona per la loro scelta di volontariato. Inoltre, sulla scia della ricerca pubblicata da Fassio e Galati (2002) relativa a 110 volontari della Croce Rossa, e nell’ipotesi che differenti caratteristiche socio-ana-grafiche si correlino a differenti motivazioni (Patterson, 2001), si è inteso indagare se esistono differenze di motivazioni dichiarate (autocentrate vs eterocentrate, intrinseche vs estrinseche) tra diversi gruppi di volontari: maschi vs femmine, giovani vs anziani, single vs accoppiati; e in quale dire-
zione vanno, eventualmente, queste differenze.

Psicologia di Comunità, XI(1), 97-110

ISSN 1827-5249

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Newcomer nurses’ organisational socialisation and turnover intention during the first 2 years of employment

Tomietto M., Rappagliosi C.M., Sartori R., Battistelli A (2015)

Aim: The aim of this study was to determine which organisational socialisation contents affect turnover intention in newcomer nurses within their first 2 years of employment.
Background: Strategies to decrease turnover are a priority for improving organisational stability, reducing costs and enhancing effective nursing care.
Materials and methods: A cross-sectional design was employed, and standardised scales were used. The sample was divided into three groups: 0–6, 7–12 and 13–24 months of employment. Regression analyses were performed. Leggi tutto “Newcomer nurses’ organisational socialisation and turnover intention during the first 2 years of employment”

Clinical learning in nursing education as a factor to enhance organizational socialization in newcomer nurses

Tomietto M., Rappagliosi C.M., Sartori R., Battistelli A. (2014)

Background: Clinical learning in nursing education has a pivotal role in enhancing clinical competences of nursing students. Moreover it provides an anticipatory knowledge of the organizational contexts in which nursing care is delivered.The aim of this study was to demonstrate the role of clinical learning in nursing education to enhance post-graduation organizational entry.
Method: A retrospective cross-sectional design was used. A sample of 250 newcomer nurses was enrolled in hospital settings. The mean age was 32.1 years (SD 7.95) and 79.2% participants were female. An adaptation of 3 items of Clinical Learning Environment and Supervision Scale, Organizational Socialization Inventory and validated items to assess turnover intention and therapy errors rate were used. Structural Equation Modelling was performed. Leggi tutto “Clinical learning in nursing education as a factor to enhance organizational socialization in newcomer nurses”

Framework for Analyzing Secondary Teacher Education Programs

Adula Bekele Hunde, Giuseppe Tacconi

This article aimed to set framework for conducting comparative study on secondary teacher education programs with the intention of shedding light on areas worth the study to the end of sharing good practices across the contexts. To this end, the study made use of literatures produced so far on outstanding teacher education programs. In addition, the researchers own experiential knowledge on teacher education of different contexts used as an asset. Finally, the study came up with ten thematic areas as a framework for conducting holistic analysis of teacher education programs. Specific points deserve special focus in relation to each thematic areas were also outlined.

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