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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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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Professor Karen Evans awarded with the VET Research Award of the European Commission 2017

At the European Vocational Skills Week 2017, taking place in November in Brussels, the European Commission awarded Professor Karen Evans with the VET Research Award of the European Commission. Congratulations for the award for an outstanding researcher which is active in VETNET for years!  Karen Evans is Emeritus Professor of Education at the UCL Institute of …

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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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