Reflections on #ECER2018 – Part Five: Transfer of Innovation after the Learning Layers Project

In this post I will concentrate on my own contributions that focus on the follow-up phase of our EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project and on the issue ‘transfer of innovation’ after such a project.  Firstly I will discuss my presentation on the research background of the LTB – prepared for the EERA session on using …

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Reflections on #ECER2018 – Part Four: Bringing Learning Toolbox and ePosters ‘home’ to ECER

At ECER 2018 I and my colleagues were in charge of the pilot activities with ePosters powered by the Learning Toolbox (LTB). Below I give first insights into the Interactive ePoster session of the VETNET network (European Vocational Education and Training Research Network). Then I report on the EERA special session for discussing the use …

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New blogs on #ECER2018 in Bolzano/ Bozen – Third Batch: The VETNET pilot with ePosters (powered by the Learning Toolbox)

Vetnetsite completes the publication of the blogs that Pekka Kämäräinen has written on the #ECER2018 conference in Bolzano/Bozen. The first batch gave access to posts that focused on the VETNET network and its key activities. The second batch presented impressions on different paper presentations during the conference. The third and final batch presents firstly the …

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Reflections on #ECER2018 – Part Three: Insights into different VETNET sessions

This post will give insights into some of the VETNET sessions that I attended. Here it is worthwhile to note that I don’t try to cover the whole VETNET program nor the sessions that I attended. Instead I try to draw attention to some specific presentations. Continuing vocational training, progression to managerial positions and digital …

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New blogs on #ECER2018 in Bolzano/ Bozen – Second Batch: Discussions in VETNET sessions

Vetnetsite continues publishing the blogs that Pekka Kämäräinen has written on the #ECER2018 conference in Bolzano/Bozen. The first batch gave access to posts that focused on the VETNET network and its key activities. The second batch presents the post in which Pekka summarises his impressions on different paper presentations during the conference. Insights into different …

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Reflections on #ECER2018 – Part Two: The VETNET network in dialogue with the host country

In this post I will focus on the traditional Opening Session of our VETNET network (European Vocational Education and Training Research Network). Ever since 1999 we have had a tradition to bring forward research issues and/or policy issues from the host country of the conference. Below I will give a brief report on the Opening …

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Reflections on #ECER2018 – Part One: Developments in the VETNET network

In this post I give insights into the VETNET network and its general assembly. Successful preparation – successful participation The convenors of the VETNET network – Christof Nägele and Barbara Stalder – had a pleasant duty to report on the preparation of the VETNET program and how it was put into practice. Once again we …

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Book review: History of Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Cases, Concepts and Challenges, 2016, edited by Esther Berner and Philipp Gonon

The book consists of 29 chapters written by 38 authors. The overarching purpose is to provide a historical context for the development of vocational education and training (VET)-systems in Europe as this will aid in cross-country comparative studies where lack of historical context can lead to inaccuracies in comparisons. The basis for the contents are presentations given at a …

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New blogs on #ECER2018 in Bolzano/ Bozen – First Batch: Insights into the key activities of the VETNET network

Quite recently, from the 3rd to the 7th of September the VETNET network was actively present at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2018) in the South-Tyrolean landscapes of Bolzano-Bozen. As usual, Pekka Kämäräinen has written blog posts on the #ECER2018 experience on his blog “Working & Learning”. Vetnetsite has also made these blogs …

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ECER VETNET Proceedings 2018 Published

The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) has been a big success. VETNET had a significant increase in participants. Research on Vocational Education and Training is vivid in Europe and abroad. This year's proceedings of VETNET are published online and as a book: Nägele, C., & Stalder, B. E. (Eds.) (2018). Trends in vocational education and …

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