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Research field 2.1
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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
SFIVET Board Chair and Vice-Chair
SFIVET Board Secretariat
Research and development
Center for the Development of Occupations
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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...
Situation of apprentices and transition process in low-threshold training programmes (01.07.2016 - 31.12.2019)
Since they were first introduced, the experiences with these two training programmes have been generally positive, as shown by various evaluations (Fitzli et al., 2016; Sempert & Kammermann, 2010). However, as an exploratory study (Hofmann, Duc,...
Vocational education and training trainers, key persons in the professional socialisation process (01.08.2014 - 30.11.2017)
This project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (No. 100017_153323). Our study pursues various objectives. First of all, we seek to understand who VET trainers are, what factors influenced them to work in this capacity and what...
On-the-job trainers: their trajectories within the current socioeconomic context. The case of the French-speaking region of Switzerland (01.09.2014 - 31.08.2017)
This thesis is part of a Swiss National Fond (SNSF) funded research project entitled “Apprenticeship trainers, key figures in professional socialisation”, which is being led by Prof. Dr. Carmen Baumeler , Prof. Dr. Nadia Lamamra and Prof. Dr. Jürg...
Situation of apprentices and transition process in low-threshold training programmes: A qualitative preparatory study (01.11.2015 - 31.05.2016)
Two-year VET programmes for the Federal VET Certificate and practical training courses offered by INSOS were introduced about ten years ago. Since then, a global positive evaluation has been done of these programmes. However, statistics at our disposal...
How Youngsters Fare After Dropping Out of Apprenticeship - A Longitudinal Qualitative Analysis (01.01.2010 - 31.12.2012)
We seek to answer the three following research questions: What course do youngsters follow after stopping their apprenticeship? How do they feel about this period? To which strategies and resources do they turn? This research has various objectives. The...
Alternate entry of the apprentice into the world of work: professional socialisation, forms of participation and verbal interactions (01.10.2005 - 13.09.2012)
In order to achieve this, we propose to focus on the apprentice’s participation in the multiple communities in which he/she is involved over the course of the VET apprenticeship. In Switzerland, these VET apprenticeships fall within the scope of combined...
Gender construction in VET apprenticeships: How does drop out of training inform us? (01.01.2009 - 17.09.2011)
From this perspective, VET apprenticeships are a favourable place from which to observe this transmission of norms since it combines the transmission of theoretical and practical knowledge. Moreover, as VET apprenticeship training takes place within a...
Drop out of Dual-Track Vocational Education and Training (01.07.2005 - 31.12.2009)
The study targets four objectives. First, the task is to better understand how youngsters feel and explain their dropout from dual-track VET: what are the reasons according to them? What processes led to interrupting their training? Secondly, a second...