In this research field, scientific studies are conducted to shed light on teaching and learning processes at the three learning locations in Swiss dual-track VET programmes as well as in preparatory courses offered within the Swiss professional education sector. Emphasis is placed on target groups that experience learning difficulties.
Combining pedagogical and psychological perspectives, the work done in this research field is intended to help improve teaching and learning practices within the Swiss VPET system, particularly through the development of learning capacities (e.g. by encouraging learning strategies and facilitating the acquisition of metacognitive skills).
From a scientific standpoint, the work done in this research field is based on various socio-cognitive learning models and on the psychology of learning.