Proceedings 2007

Proceedings of the ECER VETNET Conference 2007

Papers presented for the VETNET programme of ECER 2007 “Contested Qualities of Educational Research” in Ghent (19-22 September 2007)

Deitmer, L., Kämäräinen, P., Manning, S., Rose, Ch. (Eds.) 

This set of papers is based on the ECER 2007 programme published on the VETNET site. The list below includes all full-text papers and a selection of powerpoint presentations related to European projects. 

NOTE: The VETNET archive (, which provided the downloadable papers below, is no longer accessible – our apologies! Should you look for individual papers, please contact the authors concerned or the editor (

Proceedings papers:

[A/I] [P] Aarkrog, Vibe. Students’ motivation for the general subjects in the technical VET-programmes.
[A/I] [P] Akkerman,Sanne; Petter, Christian; Laat, Maarten de; Lam, Ineke. Communities of practice – organising informal learning in SMEs.
[A/I] [P] Attwell, Graham; Luebcke, Eileen. Use-cases and pattern language – transferring a methodology from software engineering to the domain of researching training practices and professional development of trainers.
[A/I] [P] Benke, Magdolna. The evaluation of the development of Integrated Regional Vocational Training Centres in Hungary.
[A/I] [P] Blings, Jessica; Spöttl, Georg; Becker, Matthias.  Findings for a shaping oriented quality management framework [QualiVET].
[A/I] [P] Brockmann, Michaela; Clarke, Linda; Winch, Christopher; Hanf, Georg; Méhaut, Philippe; Westerhuis, Anneke. Knowledge, skills, competence – European divergences in VET: The French, German, Dutch and English cases.
[A/I] [P] Bruijn, Elly De. Teaching activities and work theories of teachers in innovative vocational education in the Netherlands.
[A/I] [P] Deitmer, Ludger. The evaluation of regional work place learning partnerships in vocational training and working life.
[A/I] [P] Deitmer, Ludger; Ruth, Klaus. The new role of mentoring approaches in vocational training in companies.
[A/I] [P] Dif, M’Hamed. Insights into the structural and innovative developments within the enterprises’ training market in Europe.
[A/I] [P] Esch, Wil van. The Impulse VET Monitor: The final.
[A/I] [P] Grollmann, Philipp; Tutschner, Roland. The institutional embeddedness of functions and practices of assessment.
[A/I] [P] Haltia, Petri. Faces and phases of personalisation in vocational adult education and qualifications.
[A/I] [P] Heidegger, Gerald; Michel, Irina. Reflection and self evaluation for teachers and trainers.
[A/I] [P] Holland, Mike; Coldwell, Mike; Trickey, Stuart; Morgan, Barrie. The development of the secondary vocational curriculum in a northern local authority in England.
[A/I] [P] Humpl, Stefan. Quality assurance in VET and HE – possibilities for mutual learning.
[A/I] [P] Jørgensen, Christian Helms.  The role and meaning of vocations in the transition from education to work.
[A/I] [P] Kämäräinen, Pekka. How to develop a trans-cultural approach for studying the professional development of trainers in a European context?
[A/I] [P] Kämäräinen, Pekka. The VETNET Chronicle 1992 – 2006; Part II: Personal reflections on the issues ‘growth of knowledge’ and ‘European dimension’ in the context of European VET research.
[A/I] [P] Kröll, Martin. Limits and possibilities for competence development in firms: Results of an empirical study.
[A/I] [P] Kupper, Hendrik; Lans, Thomas; Wals, Arjen. Vocational and professional education as regional knowledge centres: The case of the Dutch sector of food and green space.
[A/I] [P] Lasonen, Johanna. What are contested qualities in research on teacher education which are relevant for education today: A contribution to the roundtable discussion.
[A/I] [P] Lasonen, Johanna; Teräs, Marianne. Interculturality in immigrants’ integration training to labour force.
[A/I] [P] Marhuenda, Fernando. Assessing employability of low qualified workers and vulnerable populations.
[A/I] [P] Mulder, Martin; Collins, Kate. Competence development in public and private organisations: A survey of its use in practice in selected EU member states.
[A/I] [P] Niemeyer, Beatrix. Putting social inclusion into the practice of vocational schools: Challenges for teacher training in Germany. 
[A/I] [P] Nokelainen, Petri; Ruohotie, Pekka; Tirri, Kirsi. Examining the construct validity of emotional leadership questionnaire.
[A/I] [P] Novotný, Petr. Adult education as a part of professional life – motivation and participation of Czech adults.
[A/I] [P] Patiniotis, Nikitas; Asimakou, Theodora. The role of self-evaluation for quality of work and work conditions.
[A/I] [P] Petegem, Karen Van; Creemers, Bert; Aelterman, Antonia; Rosseel, Yves. Explaining student wellbeing by pre-measurements of wellbeing and achievement.
[A/I] [P] Pye, Jo. eValidating eAssessment for workplace skills.
[A/I] [P] Quinn, Jocey; Lawy, Robert; Diment, Kim. Dead end kids in dead end jobs? Reshaping debates on young people in jobs without training.
[A/I] [P] Saniter, Andreas; Ledl, Juergen. AERONET – Bottom-up development of a transnational occupational profile.
[A/I] [P] Schuchart, Claudia. Effects of school types on occupational chances in Germany: An analysis of official statistics.
[A/I] [P] Seela, Anne; Heinemann, Lars. QEK: An online-tool for the analysis of QUALITY, BENEFIT and COSTS of dual apprenticeship (QBC) [Developed within the initiative “Innovative Apprenticeship 2010”].
[A/I] [P] Siikaniemi, Lena. Model of attractiveness for vocational education in global context.
[A/I] [P] Šimberová, Zuzana. Factors of organizational climate influencing learning in firms.
[A/I] [P] Stenström, Marja-Leena; Laine, Kati. Quality assurance and practice-oriented assessment in European vocational education and training (QUAL-PRAXIS project). 
[A/I] [P] Vetter, Hans-Rolf; Hu, Bo. Work-life-balance of mothers – an empirical approach toward modern educational tasks.
[A/I] [P] Wesselink, Renate; Biemans, Harm J.A.; Mulder, Martin. Perceptions of teachers and students participating in competence-based VET.
[A/I] [P] Zydziunaite, Vilma. Evaluation and modeling the system of updating the teaching-learning materials/tools for vocational education: Facing the challenges.
[A/I] [P] Zydziunaite, Vilma. Research-based pedagogic expertise in VET: The gap between employers’ expectations and graduates’ capacities to apply in practice the acquired professional competencies at higher educational institutions.

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