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Research field 1.2
Projects RF 1.2
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
SFIVET Board Chair and Vice-Chair
SFIVET Board Secretariat
Research and development
Center for the Development of Occupations
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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-...
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...
Teaching practices and learner commitment: teacher conceptions and scientific conclusions (01.09.2017 - 31.08.2019)
The present research project ‘Teaching practices and learner commitment: teacher conceptions and scientific conclusions’ builds from the aforementioned research project. It is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF subsidy no...
Integration Apprenticeships and Language Learning for Recognised Refugees and Temporarily Admitted Persons - Mandate from the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) (01.07.2016 - 30.06.2018)
The State Secretariat for Migration has awarded SFIVET a mandate to provide guidance and support and to develop a range of instruments during the implementation of the pilot programme. On 18 December 2015, the Federal Council adopted a four-year pilot...
Pedagogical advice and guidance for ‘individual competence certificates’ project of the Swiss Conference of VET offices (SBBK) (01.04.2014 - 31.03.2018)
Nevertheless, some learners still encounter difficulties completing their two years of training. The introduction of individual competence certificates is an attempt to provide these learners with a document that certifies the professional competences...
Educational Consultancy for the development of the branch courses for commercial employees in the field “services and administration” (01.10.2015 - 31.12.2017)
Subsequently, it will be introduced to the course coordinators to develop it further on the basis of their practical experiences. In order to encourage the use of the individual training logbook in the branch courses by the students, respective materials...
Impact of digitalisation on future work skills (01.12.2016 - 31.08.2017)
SECO has awarded a contract to SFIVET and the research and consulting firm INFRAS in Zurich to jointly conduct a study that will examine four research questions: 1. How have work skills requirements on the Swiss labour market changed over the past five...
Evolution of Teachers’ Conceptions During Teacher Education (01.08.2013 - 31.07.2016)
This project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (N°100019_146351) Consequently, the objective of this project is to analyse how the conceptions of vocational education and training (VET) and secondary school teachers evolve throughout...
The evolution of vocational teachers’ beliefs and practices related to classroom management during teacher training (30.09.2013 - 30.06.2016)
Associations between these variables as well as the factors contributing to change (or lack thereof) will also be analysed. This thesis will focus on the subject of classroom management. Among other things, the general pedagogical beliefs of VET teachers...