Teacher education, vocationalisation and the global approach to develop core skills for work
Annual symposium at the Faculty of Education and International Studies, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University.
Place: Pilestredet 42, Q1015 Date and time: Thursday 8. November 2018 08:30 - 15.00
The symposium aims to address the need to search for new understandings of learning and new pedagogical practices in relation to vocational education and the global call for a renewed focus on skills. In addressing this aim, we are reminded of Reisman’s (1956) caution to not simply follow the head, but instead to recognize our mandate in which we are focused on professional education. How can for instance the popularity of “ WorldSkills” (the global hub for skills excellence and development) competitions inspire didactical practices in general?
Serving of coffee/tea
Moderator:Professor/ Vice-Dean of Research Halla B. Holmarsdottir, OsloMet-Oslo Metropolitan University
Rector Curt Rice
Dean Sarah J. Paulson
09.00: Opening speech
State secretary Rebekka Borsch, Ministry of Science and Education
09.40: Tackling global challenges with local action: Networking as a strategic resource in TVET, Jens Liebe, Senior Programme Expert, UNESCO-UNEVOC
10.10 Coffee/ tea
10.30 Keynote speaker: Vocational Education & Training (VET) and employability in current labour market landscape - Challenges and Potentialities, Professor Lazaro Moreno Herrera, University of Stockholm
11:30 Vocational Teacher’s Cultures in Boundary Learning from School to Work, Associate Professor Hedvig Skonhoft Johannesen, OsloMet- Oslo Metropolitan University
13.00 Teacher Education between Research, Practice and Person, Deputy Head R&D Martin Bayer, University College Copenhagen
13.30 Rethinking digital and analogue skills in near future vocational teacher education, Professor Leif Christian Lahn, University of Oslo and OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
14:10 Skills for Work and Life, Professor Simon McGrath, UNESCO Chair in International Education and Development, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange School of Education
14:50 Summing up, Professor/ Vice-Dean of Research Halla B. Holmarsdottir, OsloMet-Oslo Metropolitan University
Serving of light refreshments
Please register within 5 November.