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Month: December 2014
The Reviews of the ESEE2015, the European Seminar on Extension and Education (www.ESEE2015.nl) conference, which will take place in Wageningen on April 28 until May 1, 2015 (and is organised in conjunction with the AIAEE 2015 conference on the same dates and locations), are completed; the selection of proposals is done, and submitters may expect a submisstion notification email today or on Monday December 15, as planned. There were over 200 proposals (we expected only 50), and 120 are accepted (we would have been happy with 40 accepted proposals). It is remarkable to see that many rejected proposals miss a link to the current international theoretical and research context. Several submission were about scientific or practical topics which were interesting for an international audience like 25 years ago. But the field of Extension and Education have moved forward. The rejected proposals may be relevant for local developments, but are not that important for an international audience which is interested in the latest developments in the field of Extension and Education. So we see up-to-date proposals on competence assessment, webinars for farmers, and MOOCs for students. That is quite something different from repetitive replications of studies on the adoption of innovations, and endless variations of studies on extension practices related to demographic variables of target groups. Good to see that there are many colleagues who are working on timely issues and who are interested in coming to Wageningen for this conference next year.
On December 8 I paid a visit to Céreq in Marseille to discuss the competence-based education movement in France. I met with Josiane Paddeu, Patrick Veneau, Katia Melnick, and Matteo Sgarzi. Céreq is conducting various studies on competence-based education in France. An interesting case is related to vocational education in the field of electricity. Continue reading Visit to Céreq