Newsletter for European Research in Learning and Work [L&W]

Edition: June 2017 [www.news.wifo-gate.org][Impressum]

[Conferences] [Networks] [Programmes] [Projects] [Publications]

Dear Colleagues

Particularly worth noting in this edition are calls for papersrelating to the conference on Communities in New Media [GeNeMe '17] in Dresden, the World Congress on Access to Postsecondary Education in São Paulo, the conference on Networked Learning in Zagreb (see Conferences), the conference of the European Access Network (EAN) in Giessen, the conference "Learning Journey - Adult Educators and Social Change" in Tallinn (see Networks and Organisations), the conference on the Non-Traditional Student Perspective (EMPLOY) in Seville (see Projects) and the TVET@Asia issue on Informal Learning (see Publications). Also to note: applications for the PhD summer school on lifelong learning and professional development in Roskilde and for the Doctoral Programme in Innovation and Land Use Management at the University of Algarve(see Programmes).

Many thanks to all who contributed information for this edition and who sent helpful feedback. The L&W Newsletter reaches you via a mailing list of about 1500 experts in and beyond Europe. It focuses on transnational research activities in the field of human resource development (HRD) and vocational education and training (VET), centred on major categories: conferences, networks, programmes, projects and publications. The next edition will appear in early August 2017. You are invited to submit short pieces of news (texts of 100 to 200 words, without attachments, but including links to web pages) - please by 31 July 2017 at the latest!

Should you prefer to read the current edition online, you can find it on the L&W website (www.news.wifo-gate.org) under June 2017. Please pass the Newsletter on to your colleagues and networks. Special thanks to our partners CR&DALL, PASCAL International Observatory, UFHRD, UNEVOC, VET&Culture and VETNET for sharing the L&W Newsletter via their mailing lists and web portals! 

With best wishes
Sabine Manning
Research Forum WIFO
Editor of the L&W Newsletter 


Communities in new media - Call for contributions

We are looking forward to host the 20th Conference "Communities in New Media" [GeNeMe '17] at the Dresden University of Technology from October 18th - 20th, 2017. The currently discussed digital transformation processes (Industrie 4.0, IoT) are central to GeNeMe 2017. The focus is on innovation and research, methods and tools for the digital mapping of knowledge-intensive cooperation in increasingly heterogeneous communities (augmented knowledge communities). Further impulses come from the fields of knowledge visualization and knowledge-based architecture. In addition to the informal and media-technological analysis, the practice of (organizational) knowledge integration, whether through knowledge management, learning or education processes, is also considered. Submissions are now possible (via info@geneme.de). Please find the Call for papers and further information on the conference website www.geneme.de. The deadline for handing in contributions is 30 June 2017
(Info received from Thomas Koehler <thomas.koehler@tu-dresden.de>)

Call for proposals: Access to postsecondary education
The 2nd World Congress on Access to Postsecondary Education will take place November 1-3, 2017 at the University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil.
The Global Access to Postsecondary Education (GAPS) initiative will convene the second World Congress devoted to equitable access to and success in postsecondary education. Program Thematic Areas will include: The research, policy and praxis nexus to advance access; Still standing in the way: race, ethnicity and caste; Creating access: who must join the access conversation?; Access and success in action - applying access and inclusion strategies in specific contexts; Access and success in Latin America and the Caribbean. See the Call for Proposals at: http://www.gaps-education.org/call-proposals-concurrent-sessions/ Everyone interested in broadening access to and success in postsecondary education is encouraged to participate. The World Congress offers an opportunity to create a new space for dialogue on exclusion and inclusion in postsecondary education. Come and meet with postsecondary representatives and social movement activists from around the world! For further details see Congress website.
(Info obtained via Pascal International Observatory Site Digest for 18/04/17)

Call for papers: International conference on networked learning
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Eleventh International Conference on Networked Learning in Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development. The conference is Hosted by Zagreb University of Applied Sciences at the Hotel Dubrovnik, 
Zagreb, Croatia, on the 14th, 15th, 16th May, 2018. Keynote Speakers: Peter McLaren - Chapman University, California, USA and Laura Czerniewicz - University of Cape Town, South Africa. This conference is considered a major event in the international 'technology enhanced learning' conference circuit, and provides a friendly, collegiate context for meeting researchers and practitioners in networked learning. All submissions are peer reviewed, and accepted papers published in conference proceedings. NOTE: Full papers must be submitted for peer review by Wednesday 4th October, 2017. Pre-conference Online Seminars (Hot Seat discussions) and PhD workshops preceding the conference will be announced at a later stage (http://forum.networkedlearning.net/). Conference details will soon be found at: http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/. Maarten de Laat & Thomas Ryberg.
(Posted by Maarten de Laat <Maarten.deLaat@ou.nl>)

NOTE: Forthcoming and recent events related to European research in work and learning are listed on the WIFO Conference page [www.conferences.wifo-gate.org]. 
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Networks and Organisations

Call for contributions: 26th EAN conference

The 26th annual conference of the European Access Network (EAN) will take place September 20-22, 2017 at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany. It is hosted by ArbeiterKind.de, Germany's largest network for first generation students. The overall conference theme is 'Sharing stories of empowerment: Creating new strategies for diversity and inclusion in higher education'. Practitioners, researchers and policy makers are invited to submit proposals for paper, project, workshop and poster presentations. The deadline for proposal submission is Friday 2 June 2017. All abstracts should be submitted to eangiessen2017@arbeiterkind.de For further information see: http://www.ean-edu.org/annual-conference-2017.html
(Info obtained from CR&DALL Site Digest for 04/05/17)

ReNAdET: Learning journey - call for papers
5th international conference on "Learning Journey - Adult Educators and Social Change" 18-20 October 2017, Tallinn, Estonia, organised by Tallinn University, School of Educational Sciences, EPALE National Support Service Estonia, ESREA ReNAdET (Research Network for Adult Educators, Trainers and their Professionalisation)
This conference invites you to share reflective and research papers for discussions, flow sessions, open space and poster presentations, which reflect theoretical, empirical, comparative and visual research, theoretical frames and conceptual considerations, actions and projects, individual and collective narratives in the context of the conference theme. Join the conference: share, explore, ask questions. Learn and create your own learning journey with colleagues in the international context. All abstracts for papers must be submitted by 5 June 2017; final versions of full papers by 15 September 2017. Please send abstracts and papers to the following email address: esrea.epale@kutsekoda.ee. More details are available at: https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en/node/31788
(Info received via ReNAdET mailing list - update 14/5/17)

Workshop: Labour Market Matching Processes in the 21st Century
The workshop "Labour Market Matching Processes in the 21st Century" will be held in Brussels on June 26th, 2017 at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). The purpose of the event is to bring together policy makers, academics, and practitioners to engage in a lively discussion on four timely topics related to labour market matching processes: 1: Refugee labour market integration, 2: Changing nature of jobs, 3: Learning technology, data modeling, curating and analytics, and 4: Vacancy mining and analysis. The participants will have a chance to listen to keynotes by Patricia Reilly, an expert in the Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, and Janine Berg, a senior economist in the Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch (INWORK) of the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland. You can register by filling in the registration form here. Please find more information on the workshop page
(Posted by Jovana Karanovic <J.Karanovic@uva.nl>)

VETNET programme at ECER 2017
The European Conference on Educational Research ECER 2017 takes place at Copenhagen from 22 - 25 August, the Emerging Researchers' Conference ERC starting on Monday, 21 August (www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-2017-copenhagen). Registration is open until 1 July 2017. The Vocational Education and Training network VETNET will again be present with an attractive program. This year, the main topics covered by VETNET are: Attractiveness of VET; Transitions from school to work; VET teachers' initial and continuing education and training; Pathways through VET; Leaning in VET and prevocational settings; VET in the health sector. The VETNET opening session is dedicated to recent VET developments in Denmark, the Northern countries and the wider Europe, welcoming two keynote speakers, Vibe Aarkrog and Christian Helms Jørgensen, and two discussants, Karen Evans and Lorenz Lassnigg. VETNET is also present at the ERC with a workshop on doing research in a multi-thematic and multi-disciplinary field. Looking forward to seeing you in Network 2 VETNET. Christof Nägele & Barbara Stalder, Link convenors VETNET.
(Posted by Barbara Stalder <Barbara.Stalder@phbern.ch>)

Open consultation about CEDEFOP and ETF
The European Commission started an open consultation about CEDEFOP, ETF and two more European agencies. The consultation aims to collect information and opinions from the general public and stakeholders to support the on-going evaluation of the four Agencies under the remit of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, particularly on 1) the assessment of the Agencies' work regarding relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value, and 2) the future of the four Agencies, gathering new ideas on issues central to their future, including cross-cutting and governance issues. Please participate and give the European Commission your feedback! Feedback is possible until 5th July 2017. See invitation at: https://vetnetsite.org/ and further information on the website of the European Commission. We hope that many researchers will participate. 
(Posted by Michael Gessler/ VETNET <mgessler@uni-bremen.de>)

Transitions to VET and the labour market : conference report
A European conference on the theme of "Transitions in VET and Work, the European Perspective" was held in Brussels on 7 February 2017. The two research centres responsible for organising the conference, long-standing partners BIBB and Céreq, brought together eleven European institutions for this occasion. These organisations were invited to take part in the debates and to tell of their expectations in terms of vocational training policies in Europe. The debate highlighted the need to strengthen the links between researchers and policy makers in order to satisfy the needs for qualitative data and analyses. For detailed information go to Céreq website.
(Info received from Céreq news, n° 7, Spring 2017 <delassus@cereq.fr>)

Your guide: Who's who in transnational European VET and HRD research
The Directory of Professional Contacts (www.dpc.wifo-gate.org), maintained by the Research Forum WIFO, serves as a Who's who, offering up-to-date information on more than 200 contacts across 30 countries in the field of transnational European VET and HRD research. Each person included in the DPC is both a producer of transnational research and an active transnational networker. The criteria for inclusion in the DPC, and the references to individual professional work are explained in the introduction. They relate to evidence of transnational activities presented in WIFO resources of European collaboration such as the Bookshelf, Overview of articles, Conference page, ECER VETNET Proceedings and Overview of HRD conference papers, Networks at a glance and Overview of projects. The DPC is updated continuously as part of European collaboration in VET and HRD research.
(Contributed by Sabine Manning)

NOTE: References to research networks in the field of European work and learning are available on the WIFO page Networks at a glance [www.networks.wifo-gate.org]. Major online resources related to European research networks include the ECER VETNET Proceedings (www.ecer-vetnet.wifo-gate.org) offering a complete and up-to-date collection of conference papers submitted since 1998, and the Overview of selected HRD conference papers (www.ehrd-papers.wifo-gate.org).
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PhD summer school on lifelong learning and professional development

The Doctoral School of People and Technology, Roskilde University (RUC) in collaboration with University of Lower Silesia (Poland) and Research School for Professions-Oriented and Practice-Relevant Research PROFRES, Stavanger University (Norway) invites you to join our International PhD Summer School in Roskilde, 8-11 August 2017, on the theme "Lifelong Learning and Professional Development". The issue of lifelong learning invites projects related to studies of learning and development across different institutional settings, lifeworlds and subjective orientations. Applications are to be made through the online registration system by 1st of June 2017, and should include your name, institutional affiliation, a short description of the theme of your PhD research and a title for your paper submission. A full workshop paper must be submitted through the online registration system by August 1st 2017. Participants will be offered accommodation for the period of the summer school and 2-3 adjacent nights - the price is approximately €300. PhD Summer School homepage: https://typo3.ruc.dk/institutter/imt/konferencer/summerschool/ For further information please email: forskerskolen@ruc.dk. Niels Warring, PhD program director of Learning, Work Life and Social Innovation and Linda Lundgaard Andersen, head, Doctoral School of People and Technology
(Info received via ESREA mailing list c/o Diana Holmqvist <diana.holmqvist@liu.se>)

Doctoral Program in Innovation and Land Use Management
The Faculty of Economics (www.fe.ualg.pt) and the Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (www.cieo.pt) of the University of Algarve (www.ualg.pt), Portugal, are preparing the 4th edition of the Doctoral Program in Innovation and Land Use Management (ILUM) to start in October 2017. The PhD program's specific goals are to form researchers able to promote scientific research in the areas of innovation and land use management based on multidisciplinary approaches related to spatial and organizational dynamics; to transmit the most recent knowledge and best practices in the area of strategic management, human resources and entrepreneurship; to stimulate innovation and the development of new processes and products with the help of planning processes and knowledge management; and to intensify the general understanding of economic activity and its ability to interact with the surrounding environment. Applications are open. For further information please visit: http://goo.gl/7qaHzL
(Posted by Julieta Rosa <jarosa@ualg.pt> on behalf of Teresa de Noronha)

NOTE: Contributions are welcome for the next edition of the Directory of Doctoral Dissertations (www.ddd.wifo-gate.org), provided as part of the WIFO Gateway, which focuses on European research in the field of vocational education (VET) and human resource development (HRD). Please provide information on expected or newly completed doctoral dissertations investigating issues of HRD, VET or work-related adult education, according to the following pattern: 1*Theme of dissertation (original language AND English); 2*Year of (expected) completion or publication; 3*Author (name and email address); 4*Tutor (name and email address); 5*Institution of tutor (name and home page). Contributions should be posted by email to the editor (sm@wifo-gate.org).
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EMPLOY: Non-traditional student perspective - Call for papers
Experiencing Higher Education, Transitions and the Graduate Labour Market: The Non-Traditional Student Perspective - Call for Papers: International Conference, University of Seville (Spain), 7-8 September, 2017
Learning, retention and employability in higher education are key issues for policy-makers at institutional, national and European levels. They are also areas of interest for researchers. This European conference provides an opportunity to hear about a new, trans-European, interdisciplinary, in-depth study of non-traditional students in six countries; and for participants to present papers, round tables, posters and symposia on related topics to an international audience of academics, practitioners and policy-makers. Papers are invited on one or more of the following themes: #Issues of employability, equality and higher education; #Graduate transition into the labour market or other destinations; #Access, retention and drop-out; #Institutional and cultural contexts and perspectives; #Theoretical and conceptual approaches; #Issues of inequality (class, gender, race /ethnicity, age, disability, location etc); #Research methodologies; #Policy, practice and managerial issues and perspectives. Keynote speaker: John Field, University of Stirling, Scotland. For further information please visit the conference website http://employ.dsw.edu.pl/language/en/european-conference/
(Contributed by Barbara Merrill <Barbara.Merrill@warwick.ac.uk>)

ProNet - Integrating university drop-outs into VET
The first Newsletter of the project "ProNet - Pro Networks: Supporting inter-sectorial networks in the integration of university drop-outs into vocational education and training" (Erasmus+) has been published. An online tool is being developed for this target group. It serves the documentation of learning achievements from studies as well as the documentation of competencies from informal and non-formal learning. The tool is supplemented by the possibility to create an activity portfolio based on the Holland typology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_Codes). After the assessment, ICT training courses will be displayed to suit the activity profile. The results of the online tool can be printed and further used in a consulting process. Furthermore,  ProNet has two main objectives at European level: On the one hand, in the context of a mobile European labor market, a higher permeability of the education systems is to be achieved, and on the other hand the formation of a "European Area of Skills and Qualifications". For detailed information please look up the project website at: http://www.bbwonline.de/bbwonline/wwwpronet/index.html or contact the project coordinators viaedo@uab.cat and lorenz.holthusen@f-bb.de
(Info obtained from Equip de Desenvolupament Organitzacional EDO-Serveis <edo@uab.cat>)

Continuing Professional Development Platform
In January 2017, the European Training Foundation (ETF) launched a second round of the demonstration projects to support continuing professional development for teachers and trainers in Vocational Education and Training in the SEET region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey).  These projects will be implemented with the support of the Network of Education Policy Centers. This newsletter on Demonstration Projects 2017 provides: Details on the new round of demonstration projects launched this year; Outcomes of the 7 demonstration projects completed in 2016; Other ETF activities to support CPD for VET teachers in the SEET region. More details can be found on the CPD virtual platform: https://connections.etf.europa.eu/communities/community/cpd
(Posted in ETF CPD Newsletter No. 4 by Denise Loughran <denise.loughran@etf.europa.eu>)

Replay-Vet project 
Céreq is involved in the partnership set up with seven other institutions for the REPLAY-VET project. It is an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership which aims to provide disadvantaged and low-skilled people with targeted opportunities to acquire VET skills to cover the job vacancies in Europe resulting from replacement demand. REPLAY-VET will provide enhanced VET opportunities for people furthest from employment, including an innovative new strategy to identify those low-skilled positions in critical sectors that will have the greatest impact in the future, and best practice strategies aimed at strengthening the key competencies of low-skilled people. 
(Info received from Céreq news, n° 7, Spring 2017 <delassus@cereq.fr>)
NB: See also information on this project provided by the UK partner University of Stirling [page]

Multilingual knowledge generation in vocational education
I am writing in the hope of finding others potentially interested in researching multilingual knowledge generation in vocational education. I have previously researched apprenticeship systems in England, Finland and France. This research has led me to think about the languages in which research from these local contexts is disseminated to policy/academic audiences, and the potential implications for 'global' knowledge generation. Please get in touch (a.mazenod@ucl.ac.uk) if this is a topic that you'd like to explore further. My recent article (see link below) gives more context to my interest in this area. Best wishes, Anna Mazenod. Lost in translation? Comparative education research and the production of academic knowledge
(Forwarded from VET&Culture mailing list vet_culture@list.uni-erfurt.de)

NOTE: Contributions are invited to update the Overview of European research projects [www.projects.wifo-gate.org], provided as part of the WIFO Gateway. The overview focuses on transnational research projects, mainly supported by EU programmes, in the areas of human resource development, vocational education, work and learning. Please send the following information to the editor (sm@wifo-gate.org):  (A) exact title and acronym (short name) of the project; (B) name and email address of the coordinator or main contact; (C) address of the website (or info page/ flyer) of the project. Contact: Sabine Manning
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Call for papers: Informal learning - TVET
Informal Learning of Vocational Competences and Skills: Theoretical and practical perspectives. TVET@Asia, Issue 10. Editors: Kumar Kothandaraman (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore), Weiping Shi (East China Normal University Shanghai), Jun Li (Tongji University Shanghai), Matthias Pilz (University of Cologne) - Main Editor: University of Cologne
We invite scholars, scientists, practitioners and teachers in TVET to contribute to the upcoming issue #10 of TVET@Asia. Formation of vocational competencies and skills is an important economic, political, and educational issue in many countries. Beside the formal TVET-system, informal learning takes place in many forms and has an important impact. This call invites contributions covering a wide range of topics on the informal learning of vocational competences and skills, focusing on but not limited to the following themes: #status quo reflections of informal learning in Asian countries; #theoretical approaches on informal learning; #empirical studies on informal learning in working life conditions; #comparative studies of informal learning in different Asian countries; #approaches and practical implications of validation and accreditation of prior learning experiences (APEL). The deadline of the Call for Papers is 30th of June 2017. For details see: http://www.tvet-online.asia/home/uncategorised/preview-10
(Info received from Matthias Pilz <matthias.pilz@uni-koeln.de>)

New issue of IJRVET: Vol. 4, Issue 1
The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) has published a new issue. The first regular edition of 2017 contains the following topics: Hilde Hiim takes an epistemological perspective in a curriculum research project ensuring curriculum relevance in vocational education and training; Alexandra Lecours and Pierre-Yves Therriault analyze teachers' experiences towards supporting vocational students' development of preventive behaviour at work by a phenomenological approach; Vibe Aarkrog and Bjarne Whalgren have developed schemes for assessing social competences among unskilled young people; and Lea Zenner, Kothandaraman Kumar and Matthias Pilz conduct a case study of the prescribed, adopted and enacted curriculum in and around Bangalore with its focus on entrepreneurship education at Indian industrial training institutes. Please find all articles on http://www.ijrvet.net.
(Posted by Larissa Freund: IJRVET <ijrvet@uni-bremen.de>)

Career guidance and livelihood planning
Ronald G. Sultana (editor). Career Guidance and Livelihood Planning Across the Mediterranean: Challenging Transitions in South Europe and the MENA Region. SensePublishers 2017
Perhaps no other challenge preoccupies governments and citizens in the Mediterranean region than the mass unemployment of young people, many of who have invested in higher education in the hope that ability and effort lead to fulfilling lives. Transitions to independent adulthood are, however, frustratingly long drawn-out, and often jeopardised by labour markets that are neither youth-friendly nor meritocratic. While such challenges require structural responses at the macro-economic level, career education and guidance have an important role to play in addressing both the public and private good, and in furthering the social justice agenda. This volume provides a state-of-the-art review of career education and guidance in Southern Europe and the Middle East and North Africa Region, presenting a multi-faceted portrayal of the situation in each country as well as overviews of cross-cutting themes that are especially relevant to the context, such as women's career development in the Arab states, job placement support for refugees, and the impact of faith on livelihood planning.  Link to further information about the book including a free preview of the first two chapters: http://tinyurl.com/klusec2  Link to the order form: https://tinyurl.com/kaln6zt
(Contributed by Ronald Sultana <ronald.sultana@um.edu.mt>)

Post 16 remedial policies
Clémentine Van Effenterre. (1) Post 16 remedial policies: a literature review. April 2017 - CVER Research Paper 005 [Report] (2) Is there a benefit to post-16 remedial policies? Blog post 24.4.2017 [Text]
Remedial interventions in tertiary education are under scrutiny in most OECD countries. They are particularly important in a context of increasing demand for skilled workers. However, they are often costly, and their efficiency in boosting student performance has been questioned. This debate has gained particular relevance in England, given recent policy changes that require students who do not get at least a grade C in English or maths in GCSE to repeat exams in these subjects. The objective of this literature review is to provide an overview of recent empirical work on the impact of remediation policies in post-16 education on the outcomes of students, in terms of educational achievements and qualifications. All of our publications can be found on our website at http://cver.lse.ac.uk/publications/.
(Info obtained from CVER Newsletter 24/04/17)

The construction of the learning active citizen
John Field & Michael Schemmann (2017). International organisations and the construction of the learning active citizen: An analysis of adult learning policy documents from a Durkheimian perspective. International Journal of Lifelong Education. Volume 36, Issue 1-2 [Details]
Active democratic citizenship is among the 'classical' themes of adult education research. The article reviews the ways in which active citizenship is presented in selected policy texts from international organisations. While we found differences both between the organisations and over time, overall it was clear that 'citizenship' and 'active citizenship' continue to feature in these key texts, and that the organisations present them as desirable goals of adult learning, albeit usually ranking behind vocational and employability goals. Drawing on Durkheim's theories of social solidarity and cohesion at times of rapid change, we suggest that the public policy discourse underestimates the challenges required for adult education to help promote active citizenship in the modern world.
(Contributed by John Field <john.field@stir.ac.uk>)

Guiding workplace learning in VET
Susanna Mikkonen, Laura Pylväs, Heta Rintala, Petri Nokelainen and Liisa Postareff (2017). Guiding workplace learning in vocational education and training: a literature review. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training. Volume 9, Issue 9 [Details]
This literature review provides an overview of the empirical research concerning guidance in the context of vocational education and training (VET). The study examines practices, providers and supporting and hindering factors related to guidance and learning at the workplace. The number of original research articles included in this review is 18. In 13 articles the research was carried out in Europe (UK, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands or Switzerland). Other countries included the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The results show strong evidence for the collective nature of workplace guidance, with the entire work community providing learners with guidance and assistance. Guidance provided to VET students at workplaces seems to relate strongly to the activities of the members of communities of practice. Guidance provided by the members of communities of practice opens up opportunities for learners to participate in collective practices by gradually assuming more responsibility and more demanding tasks as their skills develop. The learner's self-regulative skills, such as responsibility and the ability to take the initiative and to actively seek guidance, affect how guidance is afforded to him/her in the work community during training. Furthermore, these skills may also determine the learner's prospects for developing expertise in future workplaces.
(Contributed by Susanna Mikkonen <Susanna.Mikkonen@staff.uta.fi>)

Modern journeyman
Huják, J. and Sik-Lányi, C. (2017) 'Modern journeyman or contemporary ERASMUS students - serving Europe's knowledge-based economy'. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital. Vol. 14, No. 2 [Details]
This article introduces the European Union's ERASMUS programme, a structured student mobility programme, whose aim is to serve the growth of the EU's intellectual capital. Students participating in ERASMUS are modern journeyman, who travel abroad to gain knowledge and skills, and then return to their home country to make use of the experiences earned abroad. Unlike in Medieval Europe, where young men travelled on their own, the 21st century offers a structure for such mobility. Since the EU has realized the importance of intangible assets such as intellectual capital, student mobility has a supporting environment.  It will be shown how the ERASMUS programme is connected with the EU's policy and where its roots come from. Moreover, an example from Hungary will be presented in addition to the connections that can be found with Asia's student mobility.
(Contributed by Janka Hujak <janka.hujak@gtk.uni-pannon.hu>)

NOTE: Updates on publications provided by the WIFO Gateway include the WIFO Bookshelf [www.books.wifo-gate.org], a collection of references to publications focusing on cross-European issues of work and learning, and "From the Journals" - Overview of articles on cross-European issues in VET and HRD research [www.articles.wifo-gate.org], selected from European and international Journals related to education research [www.journals.wifo-gate.org].
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Editor of the L&W Newsletter: Dr Sabine Manning, Research Forum WIFO (sm@wifo-gate.org);
Address: Neue Blumenstr. 1, D-10179 Berlin, Germany;
Editions of the L&W Newsletter: six times a year, every two months (at the beginning of February, April, June, August, October, December);
Deadline for contributions to the L&W Newsletter: end of January, March, May, July, September, November;
Circulation of the current L&W Newsletter: about 1500 experts in 40 countries (mostly Europe);
Details and Archive of the L&W Newsletter [www.news.wifo-gate.org].
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