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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
VPET,occupations and governance
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
Beratung & Dienstleistungen (massgeschneiderte Angebote)
Entwicklung Bildungsplan/Bildungsverordnung EBA/EFZ
Entwicklung Prüfungsordnung/Wegleitung BP/HFP
Erarbeitung Qualifikationsprofil BP/HFP
Erarbeitung Qualifikationsprofil EBA/EFZ
Überprüfung HF-Rahmenlehrplan oder Bildungsgang
SFIVET Board Chair and Vice-Chair
SFIVET Board Secretariat
Research and development
Center for the Development of Occupations
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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...
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...
Negotiation of occupational identities: apprentices in VET programmes in retail, automation and bricklaying (01.01.2018 - 31.10.2021)
The aim of this research is to study the socialisation of apprentices during their training from a sociological perspective, focusing on the development of their occupational identities. Our goal is to understand the development of apprentices’...
Visual languages, annotations and observation in vocational professions and education (15.07.2017 - 30.06.2021)
Researchers will use a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to explore visual languages and annotations in vocational profession, understand if annotations can convey a professional way to look at profession-specific images and develop...
New learning culture and changing role of vocational school teachers in the field of business and administration (01.10.2018 - 30.06.2021)
Digital learning is becoming increasingly important in vocational schools and in the professional training of vocational school teachers. With a new learning culture emerging, the roles of both teachers and learners are changing. As learners take more...
Dual-T - Phase III-B: Project 10 - Pict & Mark: Exploiting the potential of pictures marking and annotation (15.11.2016 - 30.06.2021)
Along this line, Project 10 will work on exploring how to use digital technologies to improve the integration of classroom and workplace activities into an optimal training process. Specifically, in Pict & Mark we will focus on the following topics:...
Dual-T (01.01.2008 - 30.06.2021)
The project explores how technologies can be used to foster and better coordinate the interaction and collaboration between learning locations in Swiss dual-track VET programmes. In this sense, technologies are seen as “bridges” to fill the gap that...
At the heart of apprenticeships: a large public experiences company-based vocational training (01.06.2019 - 31.05.2021)
Based on the results and conclusions of a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF no. 100017_153323) about workplace trainers, the proposed communication project provides insight into dual-track vocational education and...
Federal framework and cantonal differences in the evolution of the Swiss VET system. The key period between 1950 and 1970 (01.06.2018 - 31.05.2021)
Although federal legislation on vocational education and training has existed in Switzerland since 1930, the cantons have always retained a certain degree of autonomy, which has allowed them to establish specific policies on VET. This autonomy is...
The role of vocational specificity and skill demand in explaining long-term labour market outcomes of people with VET (01.05.2019 - 30.04.2021)
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...