An exploration of the meanings of innovation held by students, teachers and SMEs in Spain

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Author: Cascon, Rosalia; Moral-Martin, Jose David; Brunet-Icart, Ignasi


Innovation has been at the forefront of the reforms and changes in the vocational education and training (VET) system in Spain and is defined as a necessary competence to be developed in students to improve their adaptation to the work context. However, there is still only limited knowledge about the role VET plays in the innovation process. Given that meanings are considered the base of all human expression, such as attitudes to innovation or innovative behaviours, this study qualitatively explores the meanings 42 VET teachers, 20 Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) managers and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Innovation; Skills and knowledge; Vocational education and training; Students; Providers of education and training; Industry

Keywords: Competence; Skill development; Institutional role; Vocational teachers; Small and medium enterprise; Employers; Perception; Qualitative research

Geographic subjects: Spain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2019

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Also called: An exploration of the meanings of innovation held by students, teachers and small and medium sized enterprises in Spain

Journal volume: 71

Journal number: 4

Journal date: December 2019

Pages: pp. 623-644

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Rosalia Cascon-Pereira, Jose David Moral Martin and Ignasi Brunet Icart

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 139.227

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