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Collegium for Vocational Skills and Knowledge

About the Collegium

The Collegium for Vocational Skills and Knowledge was founded July 1, 2015.

The overall purpose of the Collegium is to serve as a forum for sharing knowledge between researchers, professionals, educators and others who are interested in questions concerning vocational knowing in vocational education and training (VET) and working life.

The Collegium will organize, and invite to seminars where different aspects of vocational knowing will be discussed on the basis of current research, innovation projects, and VET practices.

Everyone who is interested in various fields of vocational skills and knowledge is welcome to our open seminars.


Events autumn 2015 (regularly updated)

November 25 , kl 15.00 - 17.00, A1 311
Peter Grootenboer  and Annette Green.

A praxis approach to mathematics education, Associate Professor Peter Grootenboer (Griffith University, Queensland, Australia)

A praxis approach to mathematics education recognizes that teachers are required to continually make morally-dense and value-laden decisions about their work. However, there is evidence that often this dimension of their teaching practice is overlooked, and this has had long-term consequences. In this seminar two cases of mathematics education are considered related to school mathematics teaching and to preservice teacher education to explore and promote discussion about educational praxis in mathematics. While the focus is specifically on mathematics education, there are implications for other disciplines and for teacher education.

School development in a vocational college in Australia: Praxis in action, Doctor Annette Green (Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia)

A new vocational college provided the opportunity for the principal, staff and two researchers from Charles Sturt University to reflect and research at every stage since 2010 when the first students arrived. At every stage the process was discussed in terms of values particular to vocational learning, so industry appropriate learning spaces were well equipped and learners could be assured that Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications were at industry standards. In this seminar, as the reflective action research professional development for staff managing the new school, the ways in which the school reached out and created partnership programs with the community and the particular case of the Hospitality centre will be discussed. Finally, the model was replicated in two other Trade Training Centres in other linked schools will demonstrate how praxis can be seen in action to ensure the best outcomes for all.

September 15 
Building C, Läroverksgatan 5, 411 20 Gothenburg
Conference Research and Development Work in the Field of Vocational Education and Training arranged by the Centre for Vocational Knowledge.
Language: Swedish 

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