Farewell speech from Wageningen University – Registration open

Registration for my farewell speech, on October 20th, 16:00hrs in Wageningen, is now open. Check http://www.wur.nl/en/activity/Farewell-Martin-Mulder.htmCompetence for Life

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Design principles for hybrid learning configurations

Research on design principles for hybrid learning configurations published.

Source: Cremers, P.H.M., Wals, A.E.J., Wesselink, R., & Mulder, M. (2016). Design principles for hybrid learning configurations at the interface between school and workplace. Learning Environments Research, (19)3, pp. 309–334.

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The learning potential of regional learning environments

Research published on the learning potential of regional learning arrangements (RLEs). Evidence shows that the following design principles are influencing boundary crossing by RLEs: working in multidisciplinary student groups, working intensively with multiple stakeholders, and a high coaching intensity. Continue reading

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Competence-based Vocational and Professional Education announced

See: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319417110#
Springer has announced the publishing of the edited volume ‘Competence-based Vocational and Professional Education. Bridging the Worlds of Work and Education’. It will appear at the end of October this year. A total of 50 chapters written by over 85 authors. I hope the book will help students, researchers and policy experts to get an overview of this field. Continue reading

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New Doctor Worku Tuffa Birru

Worku Tuffa Birru successfully defended his thesis ‘Competence Modelling for Export Performance Improvement in Ethiopia’ and received his PhD from Wageningen University. Examiners were Professors Onno Omta, Michael Gessler, Susanne Weber and Ruerd Ruben. Co-promotors were Dr Thomas Lans and Dr Piety Runhaar.

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Impressions ECER-VETNET 2016: Ludger Deitmer Honorary Network Member

Impressions form the ECER-VETNET sessions in Dublin, August 23-25, 2016. Pending ratification by the EERA Council, Ludger Deitmer was awarded the Honorary Network Membership by VETNET itself for his sustained, unique and visible contribution to the Network. Congrats, and well-deserved. (I have to check the camera settings, as I find most pictures not 100% focused – apologies).

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Dual systems of vocational education

On August 24 VETNET organised a lively panel discussion on Dual systems of Vocational Education in various European countries. I had prepared a PPT for this panel, but it was not needed to present PPTs. So, I used it as background. For interested VET colleagues, I have placed the PPT here: 160824 ECER Dublin Dual Education

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Distinct Contributions of Educational Researchers in VETNET

On August 23 the opening session of VETNET at the ECER conference in Dublin took place where I gave a presentation on Distinct Contributions of Educational Researchers in VETNET. The PPT of this presentation can be downloaded from here. Share your reactions at martin.mulder@wur.nl. Enjoy.

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Success by Competence, Confidence, and Character

Tina Wadhwa, in the Business insider, posted on 18 August, 2016, that Val Carlotti (Head of The Securities Division Institutional Client Group and Senior Partner of Goldman Sachs) said that it is all about the 3 C’s: Competence, Confidence, and Character.’ “If you can nail those three things, it’s hard to figure out what you’re not going to be successful at”. Source: http://uk.businessinsider.com/val-carlotti-speaks-at-all-star-codes-fundraiser-2016-8?r=US&IR=T

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Article of Elsbeth Spelt et al. on interdisciplinary learning in science and engineering in higher education – Available online

The article ‘A multidimensional approach to examine student interdisciplinary learning in science and engineering in higher education’ in the European Journal of Engineering Education is published online. Download your copy for free (up to 50 free downloads allowed by publisher): http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/yGApRY3UVjJqu3rkreZk/full

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