Proceedings 2008

Proceedings of the ECER VETNET Conference 2008

Papers presented for the VETNET programme of ECER 2008 “From Teaching to Learning?” in Gothenburg (10 to 12 September 2008)

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

This set of papers is based on the ECER 2008 programme (> Download). The list below includes all full-text papers and a selection of powerpoint presentations (in cases where the ppt presentation serves as an initial project result or adds important figures to the paper). Please note that the authors and titles presented below refer to the actually submitted papers, while the VETNET site quotes the original proposals. 

NOTE: The VETNET archive (, to which the downloadable papers below were linked, is no longer accessible – our apologies! Should you look for individual papers, please go to the recreated VETNET Folder for ECER 2008.

Proceedings papers:

[A/I] [P] Attwell, Graham; Grollmann, Philipp; Lübcke, Eileen. Towards an open framework for continuing professional development for trainers in Europe: A TT+ project document on the principles for an open framework.
[A/I] [P] Attwell, Graham; Hughes, Jenny. TTplus consultation paper. Supporting and improving the continuing professional development of trainers: A framework for recognising learning.
[A/I] [P] Bank, Volker. Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. Results and consequences from studies in the Free State of Saxony and the Czech Republic.
[A/I] [P] Barabasch, Antje. Global teaching in VET in Germany and the United States.
[A/I] [PPT] Blings, Jessica; Pevec Grm, Slava. Different ways of implementing European core profiles.
[A/I] [P] Brenig, Davies. Occupational core profiles – as European approach: Paradigm shift or alternative to actual ECVET concepts? (Discussant note).
[A/I] [P] Carrigan, Jane; Byrne, Imelda; McLoughlin, Valerie. The challenges of conducting surveys with adults who have experienced ‘educational disadvantage’.
[A/I] [Poster] Collin, Kaija; Paloniemi, Susanna; Ruoranen, Minna; Etelapelto, Anneli. Surgskills – Surgical learning and workplace guidance.
[A/I] [P] Deitmer, Ludger. Making use of research-related tools in developing partnership cooperation and workplace learning: Capitalisation of the toolboxes of recent European projects.
[A/I] [PPT] Deitmer, Ludger; Wittig, Wolfgang. Expert evaluation (EE) tool within governance project.
[A/I] [PPT] Dietzen, Agnes. The concept of competence within the framework of anticipation of demand for skills and qualifications.
[A/I] [P] Dif, M’Hamed. On the validation of acquired experiential learning within the French VET system: Its functioning and role in promoting professionalisation and LLL.
[A/I] [P] Dif, M’Hamed. On transferable effective practices in regional VET networking from France.
[A/I] [PPT] Dooley, Catherine; Downes, Paul. Lifelong learning opportunities in the workplace for traditionally disadvantaged groups in Ireland.
[A/I] [P] Ellström, Per-Erik. Knowledge creation through interactive research: A learning approach.
[A/I] [PPT] Engel, Laura; Holford, John. Exploring large-scale, multi-national qualitative research within the EU.
[A/I] [P] Gendron, Benedicte. Emotional capital and emotional work: Emotional competencies as teacher professional competencies to teach for learning.
[A/I] [P] Goddard, Gill; Dunne, Linda; Woolhouse, Clare. Lifelong learning: Economic, social and cultural change experienced by educational support staff.
[A/I] [PPT] Grollmann, Philipp; Ruth, Klaus. Monitoring VET systems of major EU competitor countries.
[A/I] [P] Halliday, John. MacIntyre and practice: Implications for workplace learning.
[A/I] [P] Harris, Roger. Crossing boundaries? Australian learners’ experiences of teaching and learning in both the higher education and vocational education sectors.
[A/I] [PPT] Hefler, Günter; Markowitsch, Jörg. The ‘qualification providing enterprise’ ?: Employers and employees perspectives.
[A/I] [P] Hippel, Aiga von; Fuchs, Sandra; Kollmannsberger, Markus. The promotion of competences among teachers in further education within the framework of addressee-related quality.
[A/I] [P] Holford, John. Competitiveness and citizenship in EU lifelong learning policies. 
[A/I] [PPT] Houtte, Mieke van; Stevens, Peter. Study involvement of academic and vocational students: Does inter-school segregation sharpen the difference? 
[A/I] [P] [PPT] Jørgensen, Christian Helms. Paradoxes of planning in vocational education and training.
[A/I] [P] Kämäräinen, Pekka. A contextual map on European policies related to professional development of trainers.
[A/I] [PPT] Lassnigg, Lorenz; Vogtenhuber, Stefan. Monitoring of qualification and employment in Austria: An empirical approach based on the labour force survey (LFS).
[A/I] [PPT] Lassnigg, Lorenz. Anticipation of skills and competences in a social system of knowledge creation?
[A/I] [P] Lemar, Signild. The professional foundation of knowledge of vocational education teacher trainers.
[A/I] [P] Lier, Arne Roar; Sannerud, Ronny. Linking research-related tools to fieldwork that supports workplace learning (the case of Norwegian shipyards).
[A/I] [P] Luomi-Messerer, Karin. Possibilities for enhancing permeability from VET to HE by using the VQTS model.
[A/I] [PPT] Luomi-Messerer, Karin; Trunkenpolz, Kathrin; Datler, Wilfried. Quality of life in the nursing home: Reflections on education and training of professional staff members in the nursing home.
[A/I] [P] Miyashita, Kiyoshi. Prospect of Japan’s qualifications for white-collars: Comparisons of personnel qualifications in USA and UK.
[A/I] [P] Mornata, Cecilia; Vanini De Carlo, Katja. Identity declinations and patterns: A way towards professionalisation – Crossed analyses of two lifespans.
[A/I] [P] [PPT] Müskens, Wolfgang. The Module Level Indicator – an EQF-based instrument for equivalence checks of vocational and higher education modules.
[A/I] [P] Nikkanen, Pentti; Kantola, Jouko. How to capture tacit knowledge?
[A/I] [P] Rami, Justin; Lalor, John. Recognition and validation of prior learning in vocationally related education in Ireland.
[A/I] [P] Rauner, Felix; Wittig, Wolfgang; Deitmer, Ludger. Plural administration in dual systems in selected European countries.
[A/I] [PPT] Saar, Ellu; Helemäe, Jelena; Roosmaa, Eve-Liis. Inequality in participating in non-formal education: Different patterns in old and new European Union member states. 
[A/I] [P] Sandberg, Fredrik. From care worker to assistant nurse: Recognition of prior learning in the health sector.
[A/I] [P] Schaap, Harmen; Bruijn, Elly de; Schaaf, M.F. van der; Kirschner, P.A.  The value of personal professional theories for vocational education.
[A/I] [P] Spaninks, Louis; Tutlys, Vidmantas. Cooperation of stake holders in the Dutch VET system: What can be learned and applied from the experience of the establishment and development of regional training centres ROC’s in designing the regional VET partnerships in Lithuania.
[A/I] [PPT] Stenström, Marja-Leena. Demonstrations of vocational skills as integrator of education and working life in Finnish VET.
[A/I] [PPT] Stenström, Marja-Leena. Developing instruments and methods for accreditation of vocational learning outcomes in Finland. 
[A/I] [P] Tutlys, Vidmantas; Bukantaite, Daiva; Sabaliauskas, Tomas. Context of the development of regional VET partnerships in Lithuania.
[A/I] [PPT] Virtanen, Anne; Tynjälä, Päivi. Vocational students’ motivation and perceived success in workplace learning.
[A/I] [P] Weedon, Elisabet; Boeren, Ellen; Daehlen, Marianne; Ure, Odd Bjørn; Boyadjieva, Pepka. Why did you do it?  A comparison of the motivations of adult learners in Bulgaria, Flanders, Norway and Scotland.

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