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Session Overview
Date: Friday, 04/Feb/2022
8:45am
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9:00am
Opening of the Help Desk
Location: Help Desk Room

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9:00am
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10:00am
Keynote 4: Prof Dr Lukas Graf
Location: Plenary Hall
Chair: Peter SCHLÖGL

Vocational Education and Training in the Knowledge Economy: Comparing Pathways of Change in Switzerland and Germany

Vocational education and training (VET) systems are challenged by the rise of the knowledge and service economy, related changes in production models and workplaces, and, more generally, the growing popularity of academic forms of education. Moreover, European educational policies call for a greater permeability between VET and higher education. This is especially challenging for countries in which VET and higher education traditionally display a relatively strong institutional separation. However, achieving structural reforms in VET systems is demanding. This applies in particular to collectively governed dual-apprenticeship training that has its base in the industrial and crafts sectors of the economy and builds on a long-standing tradition of decentralised cooperation of multiple public and private stakeholders. As a result, it tends to be path-dependent, which favours gradual over radical forms of change. In view of the rise of the knowledge and service economy and the growing popularity of academic forms of education, this keynote analyses policy responses in Switzerland and Germany. How do these systems react to the challenges related to the rise of the knowledge and service economy? The historical institutionalist analysis finds that in adjusting collective skill formation to the knowledge economy, distinct pathways of gradual change are evolving in otherwise relatively similar systems. The dominant pattern of change tends to be the reinterpretation of institutions (conversion) in Switzerland but the addition of new institutions on top of old ones (layering) in Germany, with different implications for the future viability of collective skill formation. The comparison also shows that Switzerland features a more consensual approach to reform. The analysis indicates that country size – both in terms of geography and population – is a key factor underlying the type of change observed, contributing to the discussion of general scope conditions for educational policy reform. The presentation concludes with a reflection on the broader relevance and practical implications of these findings.

10:00am
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10:30am
Coffee-Break
10:30am
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12:00pm
Paper Session 6A: Mobility and school-to-work transitions
Location: Room 1
Chair: Daniela ROHRBACH-SCHMIDT
 

Changes in the Returns to Education at Entry into the Labour Market in West Germany

Rolf BECKER, Hans-Peter BLOSSFELD



Improved Prospects for a Smooth School-to-Work Transition? Transition Patterns and Turbulence of Disadvantaged School Leavers in Germany in Times of Increasing Demand for Trainees

Brigitte SCHELS, Juliane ACHATZ



The effect of training firm conditions on educational success

Pontus af Burén, Jürg Schweri



Educational homogamy as a socio-institutional influencing factor of VET in the pandemic and post-pandemic time (based on results of international comparative analysis)

Roman SMIRNOV

Paper Session 6B: Workplace learning
Location: Room 2
Chair: Marina FIORI
 

A multinational study on training approaches and digital technologies adopted by the companies in disruptive changes

Francesca Amenduni, Alberto Cattaneo, Essi Ryymin, Heta Rintala, Katja Maetoloa, Paolo Nardi, Elena Soldini, Peter Gruenheid



Knowing, acting, developing: curricular orientations and competence concepts along the curricula revisions of Switzerland’s commercial VET

Nicole Ackermann



Bricklaying and automation technology apprentices in Switzerland: restrictive and expansive participation in companies and vocational identity

Alexandra FELDER, Kerstin Duemmler, Isabelle Caprani

Paper Session 6C: Future skills and competences
Location: Room 3
Chair: Antje BARABASCH
 

Is the dual vet System on the scrap heap?

Tanja MANSFELD



Reframing VET by strengthening competence for diversity. Findings from a comparative analysis Germany and Switzerland

Silvia POOL MAAG, Susanne MIESERA



Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Computing and Hospitality – Findings from an Explorative Access.

Lena Susanne FREIDORFER-KABASHI, Katrin KRAUS



Conceptualizations of Creativity in VET

Silke Fischer, Antje Barabasch

Paper Session 6D: International VET systems
Location: Room 4
Chair: Lorenzo BONOLI
 

Evolutionary trajectories of dual systems in Europe: the risk of reproducing inequalities

Sandra D'AGOSTINO, Silvia Vaccaro



How does Vocational Education and Training in Norway ensure a sustainable system to meet social inequality among students?

Anna Cecilia RAPP, Eli Smeplass



Vocational Training Pathways in Spain: the paradox of catching up dropouts

Rafael MERINO

12:00pm
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1:00pm
Lunch

                                                                    At 12:30pm in Hyhyve:

                                                                    - Meet researchers on digital learning in room 2 at the smoothy bar
                                                                    - Meet SFUVET’s international affairs unit at the lake

                                                                    Hyhyve VET Congress olatform

                                                                    For more information on Hyhyve, please visit the VET Congress website.

1:00pm
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1:40pm
Best Paper Award
Location: Plenary Hall
1:45pm
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3:15pm
Paper Session 7A: Returns to education
Location: Room 1
Chair: Filippo PUSTERLA
 

IT Skills, Occupation Specificity and Job Separations

Christian EGGENBERGER, Uschi Backes-Gellner



Do wage scarring effects depend on the type of workers’ skills?

Miriam Grønning, Irene Kriesi, Stefan Sacchi



How IT progress affects specialization and social skills in the labor market

Fabienne KIENER, Christian Eggenberger, Uschi Backes-Gellner



The impact of a missing school graduation cohort on hiring trainees and training wages

Matthias Dorner, Katja GÖRLITZ

Paper Session 7B: Digitalisation and School
Location: Room 2
Chair: Alberto A. CATTANEO
 

Digitized Organizational Development at Vocational Schools - Strengthening for the Future in Interaction between Multidimensional Actors

Monique RATERMANN-BUSSE



Same, but different? Perspectives of School Management and Teachers on Digital Transformation in Vocational Schools in Switzerland

Andreas HARDER, Martina RAUSEO, Deborah GLASSEY-PREVIDOLI, Alberto CATTANEO, Stephan SCHUMANN, Serge IMBODEN, Chiara ANTONIETTI, Francesca AMENDUNI



Fostering vocational action competences through digital scenario-based learning environments: an exploratory study with pharmacy assistant apprentices

Christian GIANG, Charles David SASPORTES, Peter BÜHLMANN, Hareem RAZA, Lucas RAMIREZ, Mirko MARRAS, Tanja KÄSER



Social Media in Vocational Education and Training Research – Insights from a Media Ethnography

Laura Getz, Hubert Ertl

Symposium 5: New Learning Cultures
Location: Room 3
Chair: Antje BARABASCH

Discussant: Patric RAEMY

 

Negotiating New Professional Roles in Retail’s Workplace Training. Applying the Negotiative Theory of Roles to a VET Context.

Patric RAEMY, Antje Barabasch



How does digitalization influence the learning ecosystems within two pharmaceutical training providers?

Gaby Walker, Antje Barabasch



Coaching in vocational education and training: Results of a case study and their implications

Anna KELLER, Antje BARABASCH



Transferable Competences as a Success Factor in Apprenticeship

Silke SEYFFER, Melanie HOCHMUTH, Alina GESSLER, Angela Ulrich

 
3:20pm
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3:30pm
Farewell
Location: Plenary Hall

 
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