Pekka Kaemaeraeinen

Pekka Kaemaeraeinen
Universität Bremen | Uni Bremen · Institute Technology and Education (ITB)

Master of Arts in Educational Sciences, University of Tampere, 1986

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Introduction
1988-1994: Junior researcher at the University of Tampere,Work Research Centre, specialisation on vocational education and training (VET). 1994-1995: National seconded expert at Cedefop, Berlin. 1995-2002 Temporary EU-official (project manager) at Cedefop, Thessaloniki. Focus on European VET research cooperation. After 2002, visiting researcher at Jyväskylä Polytechnic, Vocational Teacher Education College. 2005-2020 senior researcher at ITB, University of Bremen, European cooperation projects.
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July 2005 - present
Institut Technik & Bildung (ITB), University of Bremen
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  • Senior Researcher

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Publications (229)
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This chapter presents an overview on the evolution of research in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in European cooperation programmes funded by the European Union. In this context TVET is understood as education and training which aims to equip people with skills and competences that can be used on the labour market (Tissot 20...
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This chapter reflects on the prospects for European knowledge development related to learning through work experience. It is based on two European cooperation projects that were funded by the Targeted Socio Economic Research (TSER) action in the context of the 4th Framework Research Programme. One of these projects studied the educational significa...
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This book - published in 2002 as a synthesis of several years' work in the Cedefop project 'Key qualifications' provided a new perspective of European approaches to ‘key qualifications’, 'key competences', 'key skills'. At that time the differences of these parallel approaches were being blurred instead of taken up as cultural richness in European...
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This is an unpublished working paper for the Leonardo da Vinci project TTplus (2007-2008) and its work package 'Articulation with the European Qualification framework'. It studies the development of European qualification frameworks for Higher Education (the Bologna Process) and for Vocational Education and Training - latterly referred to as Lifelo...
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This paper is based on the work of the Euronet-PBL project that is funded as a multilateral project by the European Union programme Erasmus. The project examines different patterns for promoting practice-based learning and the role of university-enterprise cooperation. In the context of academic studies there are different models for promoting lear...
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This document is a collection of the blog posts that I have published on the work of the EU-funded TACCLE4 CPD project from December 2017 on.. This project is the fourth in the series of transnational TACCLE projects to promote digital competences of teachers and trainers in Europe. The acronym TACCLE stands for “Teachers’ aids on creating content...
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This is an activity report on the preparation of the Multiplier Event of the EU-funded TACCLE4 CPD project in Germany. The event took place on the 16th of October 2020 at the training centre Bau-ABC Rostrup. The event discussed the inputs of the project to promote digital competences of vocational trainers - in particular when uding the Learning To...
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This report presents the TACCLE4 CPD Showcase - a digital resource environment powered by the Learning Toolbox (LTB). The showcase presents digital resources that have been produced in the work of the project to promote digital competences of teachers and trainers in the field of vocational education and training (VET). The resources have been grou...
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This document is a special report for the ongoing EU-funded project TACCLE4 CPD. The aim of the project is to design models for continuing professional development (CPD) that advise education and training managers, curriculum developers and training providers. During the work it became necessary to prepare special reports for the field of vocationa...
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The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) is a double blind peer-reviewed journal for VET-related research. IJRVET is the official journal of VETNET (founded in 1996), the European Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (umbrella organisation: EERA European Educational Research Association),...
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This framework is being prepared as a final product of the EU-funded project TACCLE4-CPD. The concept of “Theme Rooms” was developed in the predecessor project Learning Layers to promote digital competences of vocational trainers. The idea of Theme Rooms was based on the following pedagogic principles: a) Combination of real and virtual learning sp...
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This document presents five annexes to the Report 4b for the TACCLE4 CPD project "Theme Room Training 2020". Together they equip the users of the framework with further information and resources on current initiatives to promote digital competences in vocational education and training.
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This document is a special report for the TACCLE 4 CPD project that is shaping strategies and models for continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers and trainers - with emphasis on promoting their digital competences.The report draws attention to following characteristics of policies to promote digital competences in the field of vocatio...
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This document is a special report for the TACCLE 4 CPD project that shapes strategies and models for continuing professional development (CPD) of teachers and trainers - with emphasis on promoting their digital competences. This report compares firstly the training approaches that had been applied in the three prior TACCLE projects (with focus on...
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This document is a special report for the TACCLE 4 CPD project that shapes strategies and models for continuing professional development (CPD) of teachers and trainers - with emphasis on promoting their digital competences. This report draws attention to specific education and training contexts in vocational education and training (VET). In particu...
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This document is a special report for the TACCLE 4 CPD project that shapes strategies and models for continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers and trainers - with emphasis on promoting their digital competences. This report has been produced as a synthesis report that presents the interim findings of previous analyses and outlines conc...
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This presentation is an Annex to the Report 3 "Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the field of Vocational education and Training (VET) – Insights into uses of OER in vocational teaching/learning arrangements" for the TACCLE4 CPD project. It gives detailed information on two exemplary teaching/learning arrangements in which OR and OER have...
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This presentation examines the common backgrounds and common challenges of two parallel TACCLE projects - the TACCLE VET project that hosted the meeting and the TACCLE 4 CPD project. Both projects deal with the promotion of digital competences of teachers and trainers in vocational education and training (VET). This presentation covered the common...
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This presentation discusses the work of TACCLE 4 CPD project as an effort to promote continuing professional development for teachers and trainers in order to enhance their digital competences. It draws attention to previous TACCLE projects (with focus on general education) and on the Learning Layers project (with focus on vocational and workplace...
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This paper builds upon the work of different European cooperation projects that have focused on promoting digital competences for teachers and trainers in different educational sectors. The current TACCLE4-CPD project has the task to develop continuing professional development of teachers and trainers with focus on promoting digital competences. Th...
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This Mini-poster leads to an ePoster prepared with the Learning Toolbox to support the conference paper "Strategies and Training Models for promoting Digital Competences in the field of Vocational Education and Training" and the related presentation at ECER 2019. The stack provides access to both documents. It also provides access to TACCLE website...
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This is a Midi-poster that gives an overview on the contents that are accessible via a more extensive ePoster powered by the Learning Toolbox (LTB), see https://my.ltb.io/#/viewStack/BZKXV
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The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) is a double blind peer-reviewed journal for VET-related research. This journal provides full open electronic access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the science community and the public supports a greater global exchange of k...
Experiment Findings
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This is the final report on the VETNET network project that was carried out in the ECER 2018 conference in Bolzano/Bozen. The project was supported by the European Educational Research Association (EERA). The aim of the project was to pilot test the use of ePosters powered by the Learning Toolbox (LTB) as means to present educational research in a...
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This paper examines the transfer of innovation after the completion of the EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project and its Construction Pilot (2012-2016). The project had the task to develop digital tools and web resources to support workplace learning. The construction pilot (working mainly with partners in North Germany) developed an integrative t...
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This presentation discusses the follow-up phase after the completion of the EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project and its Construction Pilot (2012 - 2016). The presentation focuses on the issue ‘transfer of innovation’ – regarding transferability of the results of innovation projects. It gives insights into the role of transfer-issue in the histor...
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This mini-poster provides access to a web-based ePoster that supports the conference paper and presentation of Pekka Kämäräinen at ECER 2018 in Bolzano/Bozen. The ePoster that contains several content tiles and web links can be accessed via the following link: https://my.ltb.io/#/viewStack/BFFQQ
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This is a Midi-poster that gives an overview of the contents that are available on the ePoster powered by the Learning Toolbox, see https://my.ltb.io/#/viewStack/BFFQQ
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This was the introductory presentation to the special EERA session on "Using Learning Toolbox to present Educational Research" at the ECER 2018 in Bolzano - Bozen. This presentation gives an insight into the research & development background of the toolset "Learning Toolbox (LTB)". It also indicates how the use of LTB for ePosters is a follow-up of...
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This mini-poster provides access to an ePoster presents the research background of the Learning Toolbox (LTB). It gives insights into the co-design activities of the LTB in the Learning Layers (LL) project (2012-2016). It demonstrates, how LTB can highlight the pilot contexts and related research issues. https://api.ltb.io/show/BJDWQ
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This is a Midi-poster that presents an overview of the contents of a more comprehensive ePoster powered by the Learning Toolbox, see https://my.ltb.io/#/viewStack/BJDWQ
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This is the Power Point presentation supporting my keynote speech in the Stockholm conference on the 8th of May 2018.
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This is the paper supporting my keynote speech at the Stockholm conference in 2018. It draws upon my recent extensive working papers that are available on ResearchGate.
Article
The book was published in the series Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects. Series Editor-in-Chief is Rupert MacLean. Editors of the volume are Ly Thi Tran, associate professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education of Deakin University in Australia), and Kate Dempsey, independent education consultant from Me...
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The chapter examines the contribution of accompanying research to innovations in workplace learning in the recently completed EU-funded Learning Layers project (2012-2016). The aim of the project was to promote the use of digital media, web resources and mobile devices as support for learning in the context of work. The chapter gives a picture of t...
Technical Report
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This research paper examines the contribution of accompanying research to innovations in vocational and workplace learning in the recently completed EU-funded Learning Layers project (2012-2016). The aim of the project was to promote the use of digital media, web resources and mobile devices as support for learning in the context of work. This pa...
Technical Report
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The paper examines the multiple roles of accompanying research in the recently completed EU-funded Learning Layers project (2012-2016). The aim of the project was to promote the use of digital media, web resources and mobile devices as support for learning in the context of work. The project activities in the construction pilot were shaped as parti...
Technical Report
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The paper examines the multiple roles of accompanying research in the recently completed EU-funded Learning Layers project (2012-2016). In the Construction pilot the main thrust of the R&D activities was to find a way-after several iterations-for the development of an integrative toolset 'Learning Toolbox' to support apprentice training projects in...
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This article provides a picture on the contribution of David Raffe to European cooperation in the field of vocational education and training (VET). It is based on the experiences of the author and his colleagues on European events and projects in which David participated from the early 1990s until 2009. The Section 2 gives impressions of David’s co...
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Boundaries defining and shaping the field of vocational education and further training (VET). (1) Systems: Socio-culturally different VET systems have evolved along conceptual lines. The comparison of different skill formation systems and governance of VET systems are on the one hand of theoretical and on the other hand of practical importance in...
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This chapter examines the contribution of the accompanying research team (Begleitforschung) to the EU-funded Learning Layers project (2012-2016) and to its Construction pilot (in North Germany). The paper gives insights into process dynamics in the Construction pilot: co-design with several iterations, supporting field studies and workshops, traini...
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This is my presentation for the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2017) in Copenhagen, based on a working paper with the same title.
Technical Report
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This document consists of two parts that were prepared for the final deliverable of the Learning Layers project, Work package 7 (D7.4 “Sustaining tools adoption – pilots and beyond”). Part One was originally prepared as a more detailed summary of the Learning Layers’ Construction pilot (to de used as an annex of the deliverable). Part Two consists...
Technical Report
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This is the final report of the International Research Network "Internationalisation of Research in Vocational Education and Training" (IRN-VET) to the Council of World Educational Research Association (WERA) on the network activities in 2014-2016.
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This Logbook of the period August-November 2016 is a collection of my blog posts on "Working & Learning" blog with focus on the development of the Learning Toolbox (LTB) - the integrative toolset to support workplace-based learning.
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This Logbook of the year 2014 is a collection of my blog posts on "Working & Learning" blog with focues on the development of the Learning Toolbox (LTB) - the integrative toolset to support workplace-based learning.
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This a Logbook on the blog articles that I have written in the year 2016 on the EU-funded Learning Layers project on my blog "Working & Learning" at www.pontydysgu.org.
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This is the second draft 'Commentary' based on the synthesis article of Fischer and Boreham (2004). It presents the overview of the authors on the empirical and conceptual studies of the network and highlights their comments on the individual contributions.
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This paper provides an overview on the development of the VETNET network (European Vocational Education and Training Research Network) – the Network 2 of the European Educational Research Association (EERA). It is a specific contribution to the 20 th anniversary of the VETNET network that is celebrated in the European Conference on Educational Rese...
Technical Report
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This is the activity report of the year 2015 of the WERA IRN-VET network for the WERA Council.
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This Logbook of the period January-June 2016 is a collection of my blog posts on "Working & Learning" blog with focues on the development of the Learning Toolbox (LTB) - the integrative toolset to support workplace-based learning.
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This a Logbook on the blog articles that I have written in the year 2015 on the EU-funded Learning Layers project on my blog "Working & Learning" at www.pontydysgu.org.
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This a a logbook of blog articles that I have written in 2014 on the Learning Layers project on my blog "Working & Learning" on the Pontydysgu website www.pontydysgu.org. These blogs cover the second active year of the project, including the initial development of the integrative toolset "Learning Toolbox" in the construction sector and a series of...
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This is the presentation on exploitation initiatives and sustainability plans for the construction sector pilot of the Learning Layers project for the year 2016 (the final year of the project). It was presented in the Year 3 Review meeting of the project in December 2015.
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This is the integrated presentation that covers the reports on the Construction sector pilots of the Learning Layers project during the third year of the project. It was presented in the Year 3 review meeting in December 2015.
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This logbook covers my reports on Cedefop-initiated platform events during the years 1999-2000. The key idea of these events was to create a joint research dialogue and reflection culture based on European vocational education and training (VET) research projects. Some of these events were co-organised by agencies in EU-presidency countries, some w...
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This is a logbook on my missions to European platform-events in the years 1996 - 1998. These were either initiated by Cedefop, European Commission or European presidencies. Some of these were co-organised with European cooperation projects, mainly they focused on the achievements of European projects and their contribution to European research and...
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This logbook includes meeting reports on three German conferences that served as wider platforms for summarising recent research & development work in the field of vocational education and training (VET). They focused on accompanying research (Modellversuchsforschung), internationalisation of VET and knowledge development in VET research community...
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This is a logbook of working notes and reflection documents that I prepared on my monitoring of European cooperation projects 1996-2002. Some of these notes are proposals for new Cedefop activities, some are reflection notes on the achievements of the projects. At that time I worked as a Cedefop project manager.
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This is a logbook of discussion papers that I have prepared for preparatory events or project meetings of European cooperation projects in 1995-1999. At that time I worked as a Cedefop project manager.
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This is a logbook on mission reports that are related to my monitoring and accompaniment of European cooperation projects during the years 1996-2002. This logbook includes also mission reports and meeting reports of events that paved the way to my work in the monitoring of EU-projects from 1996 onward. At that time I worked as a Cedefop project man...
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This is the logbook of working notes that I prepared for the meetings of the European Vocational Education and Training research network VETNET during 1998 - 2001. At that time I was working as a Cedefop project manager.
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This is a logbook of the introductory papers, discussion papers or discussant's concluding notes that I prepared for ECER-symposia in 1996-2001. During that time I worked as Cedefop project manager and organised joint symposia with European cooperation projects.
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This is a logbook on mission reports that focus on my participation in ECER conferences during 1994-2002 when I worked as Cedefop project manager. The report 1994 deals with IRNETD conference (predecessor of ECER and its VETNET programme). The report 2003 looks back at my work in Cedefop.
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This commentary note is the second of two. It tries to give insights into specific intervention research cases based on Activity Theory (also known as Cultural Historical Activity Theory – CHAT). This note is based on closer examination three reference articles that draw upon fieldwork based on Activity Theory: 1. Engeström, Y., Engeström, R. & Väh...
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This commentary note is the first of two. It tries to give a basic orientation to Activity Theory (also known as Cultural Historical Activity Theory – CHAT). This note is based on closer examination two reference articles that both seek to provide a general overview on Activity Theory: 1. Jonassen, D.H. & Rohrer-Murphy L. (1999). Activity theory as...
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This document is a commentary that examines the article “Work process knowledge: origins of the concept and current developments” by Martin Fischer and Nicholas Boreham for their joint Cedefop book. It provided a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the concept, the contribution of the transnational and interdisciplinary network to the concep...
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Suomen oppisopimuskoulutuksen järjestäjät ry (opSo) ja Helsingin kaupungin opetusvirasto/ Oppisopimustoimisto ovat päättäneet rahoittaa esiselvityksen, jonka tarkoituksen on käynnistää laajempi oppisopimuskoulutukseen kohdistuva tutkimus- ja kehittämishanke. Tämä esiselvityksen ensimmäinen osaraportti käsitteli Bremenin yliopiston ITB-tutkimuslaito...
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Suomen oppisopimuskoulutuksen järjestäjät ry (opSo) ja Helsingin kaupungin opetusvirasto/ Oppisopimustoimisto ovat päättäneet rahoittaa esiselvityksen, jonka tarkoituksen on käynnistää laajempi oppisopimuskoulutukseen kohdistuva tutkimus- ja kehittämishanke. Tämä esiselvityksen ensimmäinen osaraportti käsittelee Bremenin yliopiston ITB-tutkimuslait...
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The Leaonardo da Vinci project POLITICS (2010 - 2011) was launched to support participation of young people in politics and to stimulate participative learning about politics. In this context piloting with digital storytelling and with the use of Web 2.0 technologies was seen as central activities. The trans-national partnership was composed to bri...
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This study is an unpublished report on policy learning in the context of a European peer review mission to explore the impact of employment and training policies in Bulgaria in November 2003. The peer review is one of the instruments of the European Training Foundation (ETF) to support the Partner States to develop their policies in vocational educ...
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This document is the country report on the German strategies for lifelong learning, prepared for the European cooperation project PAPILL (2009). It is based on the prior analyses of strategy documents, pilot projects and initiatives for putting lifelong learning strategies in practice. This report draws attention to the complexity of policy process...
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The Process Development Report is the second one of the joint European reports of the European cooperation project “Work & Learning Partners (WLP)”. The project has been funded in the years 2004-2006 as a pilot project by the European action programme Leonardo da Vinci. The aim of the project has been to raise awareness of workplace learning partne...
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The European Synthesis Report is the first one of the joint European reports of the European cooperation project “Work & Learning Partners” (WLP). The project has been funded in the years 2004-2006 as a pilot project by the European action programme Leonardo da Vinci. The aim of the project has been to raise awareness of workplace learning partners...
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This document is my main contribution to Jyväskylä Polytechnic, Vocational Teacher Education College during my period as a visiting researcher 2004-2005. It is a treatise that 1) sets the development of Finnish vocational teacher education (VTE) into broader European context, 2) gives a picture of newer tendencies in European and international coop...
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This is an unpublished commentary on Ruud Klarus' article *Leraar worden door leraar te zijn' (To become a teacher by being a teacher). The article discusses the on-the-job training schemes that try to solve teacher shortages by supporting teacher candidates' informal on-the-job learning processes. The article draws attention to different aspects o...
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This is an unpublished report that I prepared for the European Vocational Education Research network VETNET on my participation in the UNESCO International Meeting on TVET Teacher Education in Hangzhou November 2004. Parts of this report have been included in the UNESCO-UNEVOC final report.
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This document is the unpublished English version of an article that published in 2005 as German translation in the journal Lernen & Lehren. It discusses the diversity of European models for vocational teacher education and efforts to promote European cooperation across different approaches. It draws attention to the attempt of the Leonardo da Vinci...
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This document is the second part of the German country report for the Leonardo da Vinci project TTplus (2007-2008). It summarises the results of empirical studies in three German companies on their training policies, on trainers' professional development and on the interview partners' views on current German policies regarding training of trainers.
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This document is the first part of the German country report for the Leonardo da Vinci project TTplus (2007-2008). Part One includes the description of the institutional context of training the trainers in the German dual system of vocational education and training. It also provides an overview of recent policies in the 1990s and after 2000. Part T...
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This is a separate report for the Leonardo da Vinci project TTplus (2007-2008) and its work package 'Sustainability'. It discusses the diversity of trainers' profiles and change agendas as well as policy processes (at national and European level). Finally, it discusses the contribution of the TTplus project. It outlines further steps towards promot...

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This is of interest when writing in English on the German dual system of vocational education and training and on several phenomena (or aspects) in the research & development work. Should I just write 'pilot project', when I know that the 'Modellversuch' is much more than the translation conveys. And how can I explain with the literal translation 'accompanying research', what all is at stake with 'Begleitforschung'. Finally, what about the wordings 'social shaping' and 'shaping-oriented' as translations for 'Gestaltung' (or 'Soziale Gestaltung') and 'gestaltaungsorientierte'? (Here we are firstly talking about social participation and social shaping of work, technology and work organisation. Secondly, we are talking about learning that equips learners to become involved in such participation. And thirdly, we are talking about the role of research in facilitating participation and related learning.)
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Here I refer to European understanding on Vocational Education, Vocational Training or Vocational Education and Training (VET). I use these as umbrella concepts that include both initial VET (for young people) as well continuing VET (for adults).
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In European context we tend to use the umbrella concept "Vocational Education and Training (VET)" when we refer to school-based vocational education or to dual system of apprentice training or to alternance models in which trainees rotate between learning venues.
In UNESCO terminology they use the umbrella concept "Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)" to include also the higher level of vocational/professional ( = 'technical') education outside the Higher Education.

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