Presenting and publishing VET research internationally

The seminar on presenting an publishing vocational education and training research in an international context, at the Kunnskapsbyen Konferansesenter in Lillestrøm, for colleagues of the Department of Vocational Teacher Education of Oslo Metropolitan University, turned out to be as it promised to become: a wonderful experience. Many thanks Haege Nore, Hedvig Johannesen, Lars Gjelstad and colleagues, for your enthusiastic reactions. Hope to be back soon!

Research of Mr. Misbah Zainun on Competence and Knowledge accepted for publication

Research of Mr. Misbah Zainun (Indonesia, and PhD student at Wageningen University) on Competence and Knowledge is accepted for publication in Learning Environments Research. This is important news because a major criticism on competence-based education has been that it would neglect the role of knowledge. As soon as the article is published I will share the summary and Pfd. The tentative reference is: Misbah, Z., Gulikers, J, Widhiarso, W., and Mulder, M. (accepted). Competence and Knowledge Development in Competence-Based Vocational Education, Learning Environments Research. You  may want to know that earlier work of Mr. Misbah is published in Teaching and Teacher Education. See Misbah, Z., J. Gulikers, R. Maulana and M. Mulder (2015). Teacher interpersonal behaviour and student motivation in competence-based vocational education: Evidence from Indonesia. Teaching and Teacher Education, 50, August, pp. 79-89. You can find the link to that publication in the Publication list in this website. Thanks to Dr. Judith Gulikers for her continuous supervision and precise feedback on drafts of these publications.


Delighted to have received the Award for Outstanding Reviewer of the Journal of Workplace Learning for the second time

I am delighted to have received the 2018 Award for Excellence in the category Outstanding Reviewer of the Journal of Workplace Learning ( This is the second Award in this caterory I received, which I find very special. Thank you Editorial Team and Emerald for recognizing the many efforts of reviewers, which in most cases stays unnoticed.

Kristin Davis to take over the Editorials of the JAEE

Last Editorial for ‘The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. Competence for Rural Innovation & Transformation’ published by me. I am delighted that Dr. Kristin Davis will take  this role over from me. Together we will be editing the journal as colleague Editors. With the five Co-Editors (Alex Koutsouris, Rasheed Sulaiman, Laurens Klerkx, Kim Dooley and Rick Rudd) in place, I think the JAEE will increase it’s quality further. Full reference:

Mulder, M. (2018). Editorial, The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 24(5),389-390, DOI:10.1080/1389224X.2018.1511145. Download this Editorial from the page Publication List. Enjoy.

Researching Vocational Education and Training in an International Perspective

The manuscript on Researching VET in an International Perspective, which is an elaboration of a keynote address given at the Information event on the ‘Internationalization of Vocational Education and Training Research’ (IBBF), under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn, Germany, January 30th 2018, is accepted for publication in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Vocational and Continuing Education and Training.

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Amber Zwartbol nieuwe Master Onderwijskunde (MEd)

Amber Zwartbol heeft op 14 augustus met succes haar scriptie verdedigd over Praktijkgericht opleiden bij het UWV. Haar project was zeer geslaagd en heeft veel toegevoegde waarde opgeleverd voor de organisatie. Dank Dr. Joachim Wetterling voor de goede beoordeling van de scriptie.

Class Innovation and Implementation University of Suriname

It was a great pleasure to be a guest of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname again to teach the course on Innovation and Implementation in the Master of Education Learning and Innovation. What we noticed: many educational innovations just fail. Why is this the case? What factors influence innovation and implementation? What strategies can be used to get better results for all? Thank you students for a wonderful week. Success with your study and career.

Editorial on Transformations in Editorial Team of JAEE published

The Editorial on Transformations in the Editorial team of the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension (Taylor and Francis) is published in the 4th issue of the journal. Full reference:

Mulder, M. (2018) Transformations in the editorial team of the JAEE, The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 24(4), 301-305, DOI: 10.1080/1389224X.2018.1496053.

First chapters of Handbook of Vocational Education and Training pre-published online

The first chapters of the Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work (Springer, 2019) are pre-published online.

Editors: McGrath, S., Mulder, M., Papier, J., Suart, R.

The Handbook discusses trends for initial and continuing vocational learning across all settings worldwide. It examines how new technologies are opening up new areas of work and revolutionizing learning, and explores the role of private training markets.

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