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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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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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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