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.

For further information check: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319945316

 

Editorial published on performance of the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension

The latest Editorial of the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension is published. The theme of the Editorial is the bibliometric performance of the journal. Free copies can be downloaded by the first 50 who go to: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xGZmN9dzWcsS65f5Ey5c/full

The full reference to the article is: Mulder, M (2018). Editorial. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 24(3), 209-212.

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Competence theory and research: a synthesis

Given the many positive reactions on the previous post on Chapter 1 of the book ‘Competence-Based Vocational and Professional Education. Bridging the Worlds of Work and Education’ (Springer 2017), I am posting the last Chapter of the book (Chapter 50) here. This chapter aims at presenting a synthesis of the theoretical developments and research regarding competence-based education. Continue reading Competence theory and research: a synthesis

A worldwide review of competence-based vocational and professional education. Read more.

Read about:

  • The importance of competence in society.
  • The competence construct in science and practice.
  • Definitions of competence, competency, competencies.
  • Contexts and functions of working with competence models.
  • Competence–based and competence–oriented vocational and professional education.
  • Three waves of CBV and PE.
  • Perennial questions on competence-based vocational education.
  • Summaries of competence studies.
  • Purpose of a global review on competence-based vocational and professional education.

in: Mulder, M. and J. Winterton (2017). Introduction. In: Mulder. M. (Ed.), Competence-Based Vocational and Professional Education. Bridging the Worlds of Work and Education. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 1-43.

Download this publication here: 2017 Mulder and Winterton – Competence Book – Chapter 1

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Dear website visitor. In the light of the abuse of client data of Facebook-users, I have turned off my Facebook account. Not deleted yet, but that may follow. Instead, I am starting to post news and pictures only on this website. Pictures enough, while being in Andalusia for an extended stay.

New programme for international vocational education research

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is investing in a new programme for international vocational education research. German Universities and Research Institutes can submit proposals. This initiative may serve as an example for other states and countries who want to move vocational education development and research to a higher platform. The initiative was introduced at an event at which I had the privilege to give a keynote speech together with Professor Hubert Ertl, the new Director of Research of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education. The full reference to the publication in which I summarized the main points of my input: Mulder, M (2018). New investment in international vocational education research by the German federal government. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 24(2), 115-119. Up to 50 downloads can be made via this page: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/C3JnKzEtRzBexKtx6uAZ/full