•studies on the uses of VET by diverse target groups and on the impact of trainingmeasures on the career development of the users,•studies on the shaping of curricula and learning environments for VET andevaluation of educational impact of pilot projects.The objectives of the VETNET network in promoting a common European research cultureare(1) to promote the discussion and dissemination through mutual learning of research andthe use of research results;(2) to explore the relationship between research, policy and practice;(3) to foster the highest quality of research in the field of Vocational Education and Training;and(4) to encourage cooperation under VET researchers in the European research area andbeyond.The VETNET Convenor and the elected Co-Convenors form the Board of VETNET. TheBoard organizes the double blind peer review process for the papers submitted. Based onthese reviews the annual VETNET programme is defined. The Convenors are elected for three years by a general assembly of the VETNET members.
Keywords(will be displayed on starting page of your networks section at www.eera-ecer.eu)
Please list 5 – 7 keywords for your network•Analyses of VET-related policies in national and European contexts,•Comparisons of different VET systems and cultural contexts for the development of VET,•Analyses of learning at workplaces and of arrangements for promoting work-relatedlearning,•Analyses of changing skill needs and of measures to promote lifelong learning,•Monitoring of school-to work transition and socio-cultural patterns for career development,•Studies of new learning designs and of piloting their usability with different learners,•Analyses of curricular and social innovations in VET (including ICT-related learningand e-learning in the context of VET)•Development of methodologies for innovation research and evaluation research inVET,•Analyses on the role of research in the professionalisation of pedagogic expertise inVET,•Analyses of the role of VET-related research in promoting cross-cultural cooperationand knowledge transfer in European and international contexts.
History(will be displayed on history page of your networks section at www.eera-ecer.eu)
Since when is your network operating?Who started it, who acted as convenors?Has your field of focus changed since it was originally founded?The research network for vocational education and training (VENET) was launched atECER '96 in Sevilla, Spain in an open meeting of VET researchers. The initiative was taken