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Teaching and Learning within the VPET system
-1.1 Education technologies in VET programmes
-1.2 Learning processes and support
-1.3 Learning cultures and didactics
Integration in VPET and the labour market
-2.1 Integration and exclusion process
-2.2 Occupational identity and diversity
-2.3 Experience and lifelong learning
Strategic Planning of VET
-3.1 Choice of occupation and the apprenticeship market
-3.2 Institutional context of Swiss dual-track VET
-Swiss Observatory for Vocational Education and Training
VPET, occupations and governance
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The role of host companies in the transition of apprentices to tertiary education and working life - a longitudinal study (01.09.2020 - 30.09.2024)
Despite the great importance of dual VET within the Swiss education system, we still know relatively little about the impact that various workplace training conditions at host companies have on the subsequent educational and career trajectories of young...
Institutional characteristics of upper secondary vocational education and training in Switzerland: How do they affect VET diploma holders’ early labour market outcomes? (01.01.2019 - 31.12.2023)
In a first step, detailed information about the institutional characteristics of the training occupations, i.e. the level of specificity, standardization and vertical differentiation, will be collected from VET Curricula. Next, this data will be linked...
Evaluation of Health Promotion Switzerland’s ‘Friendly Work Space Apprentice’ project (01.11.2019 - 15.09.2022)
Adolescence is an important time in life when health-influencing behaviours can emerge, become entrenched and have an impact over one’s entire life. It is therefore very important for adolescents to be shown ways to improve their health, which in turn...
Digital literacy of vocational school teachers (01.01.2020 - 30.06.2022)
In recent years, while digitalisation has played an increasingly important role in education, teachers have not always been able to use digital technology to the desired extent. International reports indicate that teachers lack the digital skills needed...
Analysis and comparison of field-based and institutional perceptions of quality in vocational education and training (01.02.2019 - 30.06.2022)
This PhD is part of an SNSF-funded project ‘How is the quality of upper-secondary-level VET understood by its players, and how does it influence learner commitment? An analysis of the various learning locations and the development of a scientifically-...
The role of vocational specificity and skill demand in explaining long-term labour market outcomes of people with VET (01.05.2019 - 30.04.2022)
We are focusing on how careers are affected by the interplay of general and specific skills imparted during education and training and the skills requirements on the labour market. Our premise is that the 230 or so upper-secondary level VET programmes...
Recognition of prior learning practices at professional colleges (01.12.2019 - 28.02.2022)
In a world of rapid technological and economic change, lifelong learning is increasingly important; both for workers who need to adapt to survive in the labour market as well as for people with upper secondary qualifications looking to improve themselves...
Quality of vocational education and training, role tensions and consequences for apprentices (01.07.2020 - 31.01.2022)
This doctoral thesis is part of the project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) entitled “How is the quality of upper-secondary-level VET understood by its players, and how does it influence learner commitment? An analysis of the...
How is the quality of upper-secondary-level VET understood by its players, and how does it influence learner commitment? An analysis of the various learning locations and the development of a scientifically-based assessment tool (01.02.2018 - 31.01.2022)
This project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant no. 100019_175880). This study sets out to investigate the quality of upper-secondary-level VET from the perspective of the different players involved: learners, vocational school...
Three contributions in applied microeconomics with a focus on vocational education and training (01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021)
This dissertation is divided into three separate chapters. The first chapter looks at the influence of immigration on the willingness of companies in Switzerland to provide workplace training. The working hypothesis here is that an expansion of the...