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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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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Great start for the new working year – The IJRVET Yearbook 2017 is available!

In the beginning of the working year 2018 Michael Gessler, the editor-in-chief of the IJRVET,  has had a great message to us: The brand new IJRVET Yearbook is available as an online version and as a print version. Now, for the European and international research communities in the field of vocational education and training (VET) …

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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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New blogs on our work at the ECER 2017 in Copenhagen – Insights into the sessions of the VETNET network

One month ago, from the 22nd to the 25th of August we were working at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2017) in Copenhagen – at the Carlsberg campus of the University College Copenhagen (UCC). After the conference Pekka Kämäräinen has written a series of blog posts on the sessions of the VETNET network …

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