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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
Beratung & Dienstleistungen (massgeschneiderte Angebote)
Entwicklung Bildungsplan/Bildungsverordnung EBA/EFZ
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Erarbeitung Qualifikationsprofil BP/HFP
Erarbeitung Qualifikationsprofil EBA/EFZ
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SFIVET Board Chair and Vice-Chair
SFIVET Board Secretariat
Research and development
Center for the Development of Occupations
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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 des Projekts "Friendly Work Space Apprentice" der Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz (01.11.2019 - 15.09.2022)
Das Jugendalter bildet eine wichtige Lebensphase, während der sich gesundheitsbezogene Verhaltensweisen herausbilden, verfestigen und sich auf die gesamte Lebensspanne auswirken können. Gesundheitsfördernde Massnahmen zur nachhaltigen Stärkung von...
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...
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...
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...
Dimensions of learning cultures: case studies on workplace learning in innovative companies (01.03.2018 - 31.12.2021)
The training concepts used in VET programmes need to be adapted in response to digitalisation and rapidly changing working conditions and work requirements. The key question is how learners can be trained to become workers who are autonomous, creative,...
Evaluation of LIFT youth project (01.01.2007 - 31.12.2021)
LIFT ( ' L eistungsfähig durch i ndividuelle F örderung und praktische T ätigkeit' , http://jugendprojekt-lift.ch/ ) is an integration and prevention project for young people that focuses on the transition from lower-secondary education to upper-...
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’...