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Research field 2.3
Projects RF 2.3
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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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...
Taking stock of the recognition of prior learning in initial vocational education and training (VET) (19.11.2019 - 31.12.2020)
The aim of this study is to take stock of current recognition of prior learning practices in initial VET in all Swiss cantons. The results of this study will serve as an important basis for the development or further development of tools and processes...
Standardised procedures for the validation and recognition of prior learning in the Canton of Zurich (01.05.2017 - 30.09.2019)
The first research project, Project A ‘ Nach- und Höherqualifizierung im Rahmen der beruflichen Grundbildungen ’ (validation of prior learning for adults who wish to obtain vocational qualifications) is intended, already during the information and...
Case study and analysis of intergenerational learning system among volunteer caregivers at the Canton of Vaud University Hospital (CHUV) (03.09.2018 - 27.09.2019)
The aim of this research-intervention is to gain a better understanding of the dynamics and conditions of intergenerational learning, i.e. how different generations learn, particularly the generation aged 65 and over. Activities therefore include...
2018 Update of the European Inventory on the Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning for Switzerland (01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018)
Working with the European Commission, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) directs and publishes a biannual inventory of European practices in the validation of non-formal and informal learning. Each country, including...
Good practice in the validation of learning outcomes in Switzerland: The example of healthcare assistants (01.10.2017 - 31.12.2017)
This is a part of the Polish Project ‘ Support to central governmental administration, awarding bodies and quality assurance institutions in implementing stage I of the Integrated Qualification System ’ co-financed by the European Union.
Vocational qualifications for adults: employers’ perspective (01.02.2016 - 31.05.2017)
This study analyses the perceived need of employers and employer associations for vocational qualifications for adults and answers the following key questions relating to this topic: Do employers and employer associations see a need for more vocational...
Swiss inventory of VNIL practices (2016 update of the European inventory on the validation of non-formal and informal learning) (01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016)
For Switzerland, it is the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) that received the mandate to conduct the 2016 inventory. This work will entail two activities. Activity 1 (June 2015): gather data for the thematic report:...
Youth voluntary work and skills development (01.06.2014 - 31.12.2016)
Research is being conducted in two phases. The first phase entails analysis of the conditions favouring learning within a context of voluntary work. We understand conditions as the resources that the structure is able to offer young people (e.g. support...
Vocational qualifications for adults: laying the foundation for the validation of non-formal and informal learning (01.03.2016 - 30.11.2016)
These offerings include, for example, a website serving as a first contact point for all interested individuals. One function of this site is to provide all interested persons with reliable information concerning formal, non-formal and informal learning...