We are proud to present the 6th Congress on Research in Vocational Education and Training in Switzerland.
This congress will take place from 4 to 6 March 2019 in Bern/Zollikofen, Switzerland.
We are looking forward to meeting you.
Prof. Dr. Antje Barabasch
Chair of the Congress
ABOUT THE CONGRESS
For the sixth time, the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) invites researchers to engage in an exchange of ideas and research findings and to reflect on VET issues.
“The end of VET as we know it” stands representative for a time of reconsideration of VET as a way of adequately preparing young adults for the world of work and for society. It is about coping with insecurity and disruption, building new technological and social competences as well as developing creativity for innovation. Demographic change and the expansion of higher education challenge VET as an attractive educational pathway to the labour market. With technological advances leading to more radical changes in the labour market, experts are calling for a reform of education, including vocational education and training, adult and professional education. An increasing decay of knowledge leads to a reconsideration regarding the kind of knowledge that is relevant as well as about the ways in which knowledge is acquired and how it needs to be combined within new forms of learning and working practices. Renewal and change requires building up and recombining a broad range of skills to work in various kinds of teams. Topics that concern education in respect to workforce preparation include migration and inclusion of foreign workers, hybridization of education, digital skills development, and reskilling and upskilling to avoid skills mismatches. The conference attempts to capture these developments through presentations coming from various disciplines, such as education, psychology, sociology, economics or political science.
More Information: Call for Papers - SFIVET VET Congress 2019