Crossing Boundaries 2023 Kaunas – Programme

May 25 2023

9.00-9.30VMU’s Small Hall S. Daukanto g. 28

Welcoming of conference delegates.

Vidmantas Tūtlys, VETNET (moderator)
Juozas Augutis, Rector of Vytautas Magnus University
Lina Kaminskienė, Chancellor of the Academy of Education
Vilma Žydžiūnaitė, Director of the Institute of Educational Research
9.30-11.00Keynote speech

Skill Formation in Central and Eastern Europe. A Search for Patterns and Directions of Development
Vidmantas Tūtlys, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Jonathan Winterton, Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom
Jörg Markowitsch, 3S Unternehmensberatung, Austria
11.00-11.30Coffee break
11.30-13.00K. Donelaičio 52
Rooms: 202, 203, 212, 213, 314, 405  
Parallel sessions
13.00-14.30Lunch break
14.30-16.00VMU’s Small Hall S. Daukanto g. 28
Keynote speech 

Changes in Vocational Education and Training in Lithuania: employers’ perspectives
Vaidotas Levickis, Partner of JSC Responsum, Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-18.00Rooms: 202, 203, 212, 213 K. Donelaičio 52
Parallel sessions
18.00-19.00Room 213 K. Donelaičio 52

VETNET session, moderator Christof Nägele
19.30-Conference Dinner, K. Donelaičio g. 11, 44239 Kaunas

May 26 2023

9.30-11.00Room 402 Daukanto g. 28
Keynote speech

Vocational education and training in the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine: challenges and strategic directions
Sergiy Melnyk, Institute of Educational Analytics, Ukraine
11.00-11.30Coffee break
11.30-13.00Rooms: 314, 101, 105 S. Daukanto 28
Parallel sessions 
13.0014.30Lunch break
14.3016.00Rooms: 212, 213, 301, Donelaičio 52
Parallel sessions
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.3018.00Rooms: 212, 213, 301, Donelaičio 52
Parallel sessions
18.00-18.45Room 212, Donelaičio 52
Closing session
Moderators: Vidmantas Tūtlys, Christof Nägele

Parallel sessions

Parallel Sessions May 25 2023


11: 3013:00
Room 202 K. Donelaičio 52Room 203, K. Donelaičio 52Room 212, K. Donelaičio 52
Hydrogen as a Future Topic in VET – Research Design and Initial Findings from the Research Project H2PRO
Schneider, Maximilian, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, BIBB, Germany 

Competence Retention for Non-Routine-Situations in Digital Working Environments (CONDITION) – Studies Based on the Professions of Chemical Technician and Pharmaceutical Technician
Conein, Stephanie, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, BIBB, Germany

Instructional Technologies and Training Models in Industry 4.0: an Explorative Literature Review
Perini, Marco, Sartori, Riccardo, University of Verona, Italy
Dual Apprenticeship and Continuous Vocational Training of German Family Businesses in Central and Eastern Europe: Commitment, Motives and Trends  
Gessler, Michael, Peters, Susanne
University of Bremen, Institute of Technology and Education, Germany

Swiss VET – A Successful Model and Its Sacrifices on the Balance of Power Between Company- and School-Based VET in Switzerland
Esposito, Raffaella Simona
School of Education at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Switzerland

Social Partners’ Conceptions of Their Role in School-Based Initial Vocational Training of Specialists
Mičiulienė, Rita, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Promoting Citizenship Competence in Italian Vocational Education and Training Through Assessment 
Brescianini, Flavio, University of Bologna, Italy

Co-creation and Indirect Approach as a Methodology to Improve Student Engagement in Initial and Continuing VET
Quintana-Murci, Elena, Salvà-Mut, Francesca, Pinya Medina, Carme, Vecina Merchante, Carlos, Thomàs-Vanrell, Caterina, Rosselló-Rosselló, Carmen, Vilasís-Pamos, Júlia, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Evaluation of Resources for Teaching of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Courses in Technical Colleges in Osun State, Nigeria
Adebisi, Tajudeen Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Room 213, K. Donelaičio 52Room 314, S. Daukanto 28  Room 405, S. Daukanto 28 

AI Pioneers: Developing a Community of Practice for Artificial Intelligence and Vocational Education and Training
Attwell, Graham Pontydysgu, Spain, Deitmer, Ludger, University of Bremen, Germany, Bekiaridis, George Active Citizens Partnership, Greece

Online and Soft Skills Trainings in Vocational Education in International Context: Reflections about the State-Of-The Art and Future Potential on the Example of China
Hamann, Karin, Frauhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, Germany
Rickert, Anne, vitero GmbH, Germany
Yang, Shunwbk Institute of Production Science of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Using Smartphones for Learning: A Case Study on the Impact of Digitalization on Apprenticeship in the Informal Sector in Ghana
Krichewsky-Wegener, Léna Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) Berlin, Germany, Brück, Lukas. GFA Consulting Group, Germany

Quality Management in Vocational Education and Training: A Reflection on Educational Governance in Austria, Germany and Spain
Li, Junmin, Schlüter, Ekaterina University of Cologne, Germany
Hautz, Hannes University of Innsbruck, Austria, Bell, Julián, Marhuenda, Fernando University of Valencia, Spain

Motivation in International VET Cooperation: VET Providers and Their Engagement in Transfer
Peters, Susanne, Meyne, Lisa Institute of Technology and Education (ITB), University of Bremen,

Investments in Human Capital – Firms Spending on In-company Continuing Training in Times of Technological Change
Baum, Myrian, Fournier, Lisa, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany

How an Apprenticeship Can Direct Learners Beyond the Local Context of Teaching and Learning –Transferable Skills in Germany’s Dual System of Vocational Education
Höhns, Gabriela, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany

The Impact of Collaboration among Vocational Teachers Implementing Teaching Practices During a State of Emergency
Sirk, Meidi, Tallinn University, Estonia

Open Content Development as a Challenge and an Opportunity (Hungarian Case)
Benedek, András, Sik, David, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Room 202, K. Donelaičio 52Room 203, K. Donelaičio 52Room 212, K. Donelaičio 52
Sitting on the Fence: Adapt or Import? – A Study on Training Activities of Foreign Multinationals in Germany
Finken, Lena, Pilz, Matthias, University of Cologne, Germany

Women in Information and Communication Technology – Creating Chances for Women Career Changers in the IT and IT-Mixed-Professions
Kühn, Ida Kristina, Kaune, Peter, Ambrosi, Valerie, University of Bremen, Germany

Making a Virtue of Necessity: Substitution Potentials in the Face of the Shortage of Skilled Workers – Ways to a Sustainable Future Using the Example of the German Vocational Training System
Ixmeier, Sebastian, Muenk, Dieter Muscati, Nina, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Building Bridges Between Higher Education, Vocational Learning and Employment: Fostering a Sustainable Ecosystem through Practically Based Higher Education (HE) Models 
Kersh, Natasha, University College London, UK, Laczik, Andrea Emms, Katherine, Edge Foundation, UK
Italian Higher Technical Education: Reactive or Proactive Institution in the Skill Ecosystem?
Potestio, Andrea Magni, Francesco Bertuletti, Paolo, University of Bergamo, Italy

Promoting VET by Implementing a „Dual System” in Ukraine
Braun, Vera, Melnyk, Oksana, University of Konstanz, Germany

Lecturer Industrial Attachment for TVET Teachers in Kenya: Access, Challenges, and Opportunities
Njenga, Moses, Doctoral School of Education, ELTE University, Hungary

Lehrkunstdidaktik and its Potential for Vocational Didactics
Tyson, Ruhi, Stockholm University, Sweden

Being In-Company Trainer: Challenges to Face and Needs for Continuous Training
Lamamra, Nadia, Wenger, Matilde, Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training SFUVET, Switzerland
Room 213, K. Donelaičio 52
The Apprentice Perspective – a Blind Spot in the Governance of VET Systems? A German-Danish-Swiss Comparison
Hippach-Schneider, Ute, Grobe-Rath, Janine, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany

Young Apprentices’ critical perspectives on the Curriculum of Portuguese Apprenticeship Courses
Doroftei, Alexandra University of Porto, Portugal

On the Planned Apprenticeship Guarantee in Germany. An Attempt to Reduce the Risk of Social Exclusion During the Transition from School to VET and Promote a Socially Fair Future
Marcus Helmut-Schmidt-University, Germany

Parallel Sessions May 26 2023

Room 314, S. Daukanto 28Room 101, S. Daukanto 28Room 105, S. Daukanto 28
Similarities and Differences in the Evolution of VET in Hungary and Poland, 1989 – 2022
Benke, Magdolna, University of Debrecen, CHERD, Hungary, Rachwał, Tomasz, Cracow University of Economics. Poland

Gentle Guidance Does it? Are Public Employment Service Recommendations Affecting Adjustment of IVET Capacities in Croatia?
Matković, Teo, Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Croatia

Outside-in: Public-Private Partnerships Upgrading the Institutional Equilibrium in Morocco, the Netherlands, and Serbia 
Van der Meer, Marc
Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University, Netherlands Taurelli, Siria
European Training Foundation, Italy
Avagyan, Aram, Global Developments Fund, Armenia
What Swiss In-Company Trainers Want: Needs, Interests, and Availability for Continuing Education 
Wenger, Matilde, Lamamra, Nadia, Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training SFUVET, Switzerland

Challenges and Helpful Conditions for Vocational Teachers in Europe. Findings from the “VETteach” Project 
Birger, Brevik, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway Kaiser, Franz, Hoppe, Melanie, University of Rostock, Germany

Comparing Dualized Forms of Initial VET across Countries – Insights from the International Expert Monitor survey
Neff, Daniel; Le Mouillour, Isabelle; Klein, Paula, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany
Beyond the Classroom: Exploring teacher agency in Making and breaking educational reforms  
Wanklin, Linda Maria, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

A Bootcamp as an Experiential Learning Activity for Nurturing Creative Talent: A Hong Kong Case Study
Chan, KaraFung, Maggie Lau, Justin Hong Kong Baptist University, PRC

Innovation in Vocational Training: An Action Research Project
Chiara, Ostuni, University of Bologna, Italy

Room 301, Donelaičio 52Room 212, Donelaičio 52Room 213, Donelaičio 52
Modelling Skills Mismatch Evolution in the European Union
Sekmokas, Mantas, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sai, Ashish Rajendra Maastricht University, Netherlands
Friedel, Maria University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tilon, Naomi University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

VET, Patience and the Wealth of Nations
Peters, Susanne, Siemer, Christine Institute of Technology and Education, ITB, University of Bremen, Germany

Framing an Environment and Sustainability Lens on Vocational Education and Training (VET): a Laminated System Analysis
Ramsarup, Presha University of Witwatersrand, Republic of South Africa, Sisitka, Heila Lotz Rhodes University South Africa, Republic of South Africa
Vocational Aspects of Empowering At-risk VET Students in the Baltic Countries and Norway for Employment and Lifelong Learning
Tūtlys, Vidmantas, Kaminskienė, Lina, Daukilas, Sigitas, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania,  Sloka, Biruta, Buligina, Ilze, University of Latvia. Ümarik, Meril, University of Tallinn, Estonia

Vocational Students at Risk of Social Exclusion in Estonia: Social Ecology Approach
Loogma, Krista Ümarik, Meril Bentsalo, Inna, Väljataga, Terje, Tallinn University, School of Education, Estonia

Vocational Education and Training offered in Second Chance Schools in Spain: Possibilities and Limits from an Organizational Analysis 
Marhuenda, Fernando University of Valencia, Spain
If it was Going to Work, it Would Have Worked by Now
Gregson, Maggie, Gregson, Daniel, Sunderland University, UK

Arts-based Educational Research in Action in Vocational Education 
Gregson, Daniel, Gregson, Maggie University of Sunderland, UK

Study Success in Course of TVET- Results of a Mixed-Methods Study   
Pletscher, Joana, University of Kassel, Germany

Room 301, Donelaičio 52 Room 212, Donelaičio 52Room 213, Donelaičio 52
Defining ‘Green Occupational Groups’ in the Spanish Vocational Education and Training System: An Emerging Approach
Moso-Díez, Mónica Gamboa, Juan P.Albizu-Echevarria, Mikel Mondaca-Soto, Antonio Centre for Knowledge and Innovation, CaixaBank Dualiza, Spain 

Recognizing Foreign Acquired VET Qualifications: Potential to Empower and Challenge Skill Formation Ecosystems
Serhati, Jehona, Organization for Cooperation, Research and Development of Higher Education – Foundation OCIDES, Switzerland Wanklin, Linda Maria University of St. Gallen, Department of Political Science, Switzerland

A Sector Qualification Framework (SQF) Level 2-7 for Industrial Shoe Production
Saniter, Andreas, Harberts, Vivian, University of Bremen, Germany
Emotional Intelligence and Scholastic Achievement in VET. A Study among Apprentices in Healthcare and Social Care
Tremonte-Freydefont, Laure Fiori, Marina Wenger, Matilde, Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training SFUVET, Switzerland 

From Work Force Immigration to Inclusion. A Study of Vocational Education & Training Development in Relation to Society Changes and Immigration in a Historical Perspective
Herrera, Lázaro Moreno, Broberg, Åsa, Osman, Ali, Department of Education, Stockholm University, Sweden

The Industrial Technology Program’s Attractiveness among Newly Arrived Refugee Youth in Sweden 
Asghari, Hamid Karldstad, University, Sweden
A narrative understanding of boundary crossing by vocational teachers in their career path.
Loogma Krista, Aasa Maret, Tallinn University School of Education, Estonia
The COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Apprentices’ Occupational Health: Their Status Highlighted
Descloux, Gilles Romanens, Mathilde Lamamra, Nadia, Duc, Barbara, Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training (SFUVET), Switzerland