VETNET ECER Proceedings VOL IV – Geneva CH 2021

Nägele, C., Kersh, N., & Stalder, B. E. (Eds.) (2021). Trends in vocational education and training research, Vol. IV. Proceedings of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Vocational Education and Training Network (VETNET).

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It’s our great pleasure to offer the 2021 edition of the VETNET ECER proceedings, ‘Trends in Vocational Education and Training Research’, Vol. IV. At the time of unprecedented challenges imposed by the COVID-19 crisis, promoting and sustaining both scientific communication and mutual learning has never been more important. As the pandemic continues to have a massive impact on face-to-face scientific communication throughout the world, the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2021), which was to take place in Geneva, Switzerland, is taking place online this year. Therefore, while meeting in person is still not possible, and we are all taking on alternative opportunities to sustain and foster active interaction and communication within our research community, and beyond.

VETNET is a network of researchers interested in exploring different aspects of VET-related research, including initial VET, continuing vocational education and training, school-based and workplace-based learning provisions. It was founded in 1996 as the second research network of the European Educational Research Association (EERA). As a research community we attach great importance to stimulating and fostering VET and lifelong learning debates, aiming to bring fresh perspectives and critical discussion of emerging issues thus contributing to multi-disciplinary research and implications for policy and practice both in Europe and worldwide.

The present edition, Trends in Vocational Education and Training Research, Vol. IV endeavours to support communication amongst researchers and to contribute to policy and practice in VET-related research in the modern world. The present edition includes more than thirty papers that provide a platform for sharing findings and identifying emerging trends for future research in Europe and beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges both for individuals and society and profoundly disrupted vocational education and training around the world. The compilation of papers in this edition, while not focusing exclusively on COVID-19, provides an opportunity to reflect on current and future implications of the pandemic, specifically, exploring the ways to facilitate a more effective system of trans-national cooperation and mutual learning in order to contribute to more effective solutions for societal challenges which will continue to exist post-Covid. All papers are based on double-blind peer-reviewed abstracts that were accepted for presentation at the ECER in Glasgow. Final papers were commented by VETNET co-conveners and supported authors in revising their contributions.

It’s our great privilege to thank all the authors for their valuable contributions to this volume. As the papers demonstrate, this edition has a strong international focus and brings together research findings from multi-disciplinary perspectives, diverse theoretical backgrounds and methodological approaches. It’s our sincere hope that new and existing network members and supporters will find the papers interesting and stimulating, initiating new discussions and issues for debate.

Dr Christof Nägele VETNET chair / link convenor of VETNET   
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, School of Education

Dr Natasha Kersh, VETNET board member
UCL Institute of Education, Education Practice and Society, London

Professor Dr Barbara E. Stalder, VETNET chair / link convenor
Bern University of Teacher Education

Single Papers

Pupils’ Experiences of Pedagogy in Danish VET in the Context of COVID-19 and Remote Teaching
Andreasen, Karen / Duch, Henriette –

COVID-19 and VET: Risks, Impacts and Mitigation Measures in the Context of a VET Centre
Arenas Diaz, Guillermo / Guzzetti, Gabriele / Sebastian Irigoyen, Gabriele / Nardi, Paolo –

Let’s Vary the Travel Speed – Interaction and Critical Aspects in Welding Education
Axelsson, Jan –

Connecting Higher Education to Industry: A Critical reflection on Swedish and Iranian HE Policies and Practices
Azizi, Nematollah / Thang, Per-Olof / Nikounejad, Sepideh –

Business Teacher Training Students in Austria: Their Study Choice and Learning Motivations
Cechovsky, Nora / Leitner, Ruth –

On the Development and Role of the Validation of Acquired Experiential Learning in France
Dif, M’Hamed –

Boundary-Crossing – a Tool for Developing Vocational Education?
Duch, Henriette / Nielsen, Mette Thorsager –

Bridging Vocational with Upper Secondary and Higher Education: International Developments
Frommberger, Dietmar / Schmees, Johannes Karl –

How Researchers use the Academic Publication System for Research Communication – Results from the Research Project “Open Access in Vocational Education and Training Research”
Getz, L. / Langenkamp, Karin / Rödel, Bodo / Taufenbach, Kerstin / Weiland, Meike –

Black Tiles and Silence: Going Digital. Voices from a Further Adult Vocational Education (FAVE) Interdisciplinary Community of Practice (CoP)
Graham Cagney, Anne / O’Mahony, Anne / Cordie, Leslie / Cagney, Kieran / Buckley, Mary / O’Neill, Conor / Yelverton-Halpin / Clarke, Rory –

From Worksheets to Web-Based Learning During COVID-19 in German Nursing Schools: Exploring Teaching Practices With Worksheets in Changing Educational Ecosystems
Hölterhof, Tobias / Brühe, Roland / Thomas, Daniela –

Competency Models for the Digital Transformation and Digitalization in European SMEs and Implications for Vocational Training in Learning Factories and Makerspaces
Hulla, Maria / Herstätter, Patrick / Moser, Daniela / Burgsteiner, Harald / Ramsauer, Christian –

An Intermediate Conclusion – Potentials of Artefact Analysis for the Field of International VET Research
Hunink, Claudia –

Educational Aspirations of Migrant Parents and the Relationship With Educational Success
Kamm, Chantal / Gomensoro, Andrés / Heers, Marieke / Hupka-Brunner, Sandra –

Sustainable Vocational Education and Further Training Practice Through Multiplier Training
Karber, Anke / Müller, Claudia / Pranger, Jan / Reissland, Jens –

Work-Based Learning: Towards Embedded Processes and Inclusive Approach
Kersh, Natasha / Laczik, Andrea / Evans, Karen / Emms, Katharine / Maslo, Irina / Ertl, Hubert –

Vocational Learning – Empirical Examples From Vocational Education Workshop Sessions
Kilbrink, Nina / Asplund, Stig-Börje / Asghari, Hamid / Arvidsson, Minna –

Good Practices and Methodological Approaches in Supporting Competence Development of WBL Trainers and Tutors in European Countries
Klein, Iris / Saniter, Andreas / Tütlys, Vidmantas / Piro, Jordi / Spata, Sara / Spinelli, Paola –

Business Model Development and Transfer in the Context of Internationalisation: Lessons Learned of German VET Providers
Kühn, Ida Kristina / Greppmair, Anja-Christina –

The Relevance of Training for Work Among Youth at Risk: Research in Accredited Second Chance Schools in Spain
Marhuenda-Fluixá, Fernando / Olmeda Rodríguez, Elsa / Córdoba Iñesta, Ana Isabel –

A Quantitative Analysis of the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs within Vocational Education and Training in Spain
Moso-Diez, Mónica / Mondaca-Soto, Antonio / Gamboa, Juan P. / Albizu-Echevarría, Mikel –

European Framework for Digital Competence of Educators: Self-Assessed Digital Competence of Adult Educators in Public Vocational Training Institutes in Greece
Noou, Kleanthis / Retali, Karolina –

An Exploration of FET Teacher Engagement, Continuous Professional Development, and Career Progression in the South-West of Ireland
O’Mahony, Anne / Graham Cagney, Anne –

Recognizing and Valuing the Tacit Knowledge in Production Organizations to Strengthen the Relationship Between Training and Work, and Between Workplaces and Professional Schools
Pacquola, Mariachiara / Migliore, Maria-Cristina –

International Cooperation in VET: A Case Study of Expansive Learning in a German-Greek Project on Greening VET
Peters, Susanne / Krichewsky-Wegener, Léna –

Teaching Practices & Early Leaving From Vocational Education and Training: An Empirical Approach & Intervention Project
Pinya-Medina, Carme / Salvà-Mut, Francesca / Quintana-Murci, Elena / Álvarez-García, Olaya / OliverTrobat, Miquel F./ Adame-Obrador, Maria Teresa –

From Training for Companies to Training With Companies: Learning Through Dual VET in Spain
Pons-Juan, Andrea / Marhuenda-Fluixá, Fernando –

Inside TVET: Challenges and Needs for TVET in South Africa – Cape-VET Vol. 1
Scheepers, Jacqueline / Gebhardt, Jonas –

Research on the Internationalization of Vocational Education and Training: Current State and Future Perspectives
Scheuch, Ianina / Gessler, Michael / Bohlinger, Sandra / Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga / Greppmair, Anja-Christina / Toepper, Miriam / Bieß, Anne / Kühling-Thees, Carla –

The Role of Research Partners in Funded Model Projects in the Context of the Internationalisation of VET: Research Partners as Promoters
Siemer, Christine / Gessler, Michael –

Educational Inequalities in the Swiss Canton of Ticino: The Role of the VET
Zanolla, Giovanna –