Wrapping up the ECER 2017 experience – Part Six: Developments in the VETNET community

In this concluding post I will report of common events of the European Vocational Education and Training Research Network (VETNET) and on developments in the VETNET community. I will start with the common events in Copenhagen and then move to issues on the VETNET community and its activities. The VETNET Opening Colloquium in Copenhagen For …

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Wrapping up the ECER 2017 experience – Part Five: Discussions on multi-methodological approaches in VET research

In this post I will report on a special research workshop that discussed ‘multi-methodological strategies and theory-diverse approaches’ as an effort to overcome theoretical and methodological diving lines. Below I will give a brief overview on the invited presentations and them add my comments (that I also delivered as a participant’s reaction in the session). …

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Wrapping up the ECER 2017 experience – Part Four: Discussions on vocational teacher education

With this  post I try to give an overview on presentations that discussed reforms in vocational teacher education or issues related to practicum studies of teacher candidates. Here I am facing a multitude of presentations and sessions and I cannot even try to give comprehensive characterisations of them. Instead, I try to list the presentations …

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Wrapping up the ECER 2017 experience – Part Three: Discussions on common qualification frameworks and credit transfer systems

With this  post I will make remarks on sessions that discussed national/international qualification frameworks and trans-national credit transfer systems. Here I do not try to cover entire sessions (which may have had several themes under a ‘common’ umbrella). Instead, I try to make transparent some red threads that I could follow across similar sessions and …

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Wrapping up the ECER 2017 experience – Part Two: My reflections on Accompanying Research in the Learning Layers project

In my previous blog I presented an overview on themes that I want to cover with my blog posts. With this post I give insights into my own presentation. Background, work plan and modification of the plan This year all my conference presentations focus on revisiting and reconceptualising our experience with the Learning Layers project …

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Wrapping up the ECER 2017 experience – Part One: Thematic overview

When reporting on ECER 2017 I ended up writing six blog posts (including this overview). Therefore, I preferred to prepare firstly an overview. With each of the themes to be covered I have also different role positions and interests of knowledge that characterise the post: Firstly, in my own presentation on “Begleitforschung” (Accompanying research) I …

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