New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum 2017
Wellington 25 and 26 October 2017
The Industry Training Federation (ITF) and Ako Aotearoa are proud to jointly host the 14th New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum (NZVETRF), New Zealand’s largest forum dedicated specifically to research on career-, work-, and skills-oriented education and training.
The NZVETRF provides an open environment for sharing work that has potential to shape practices, systems, and policies.
As an event designed to promote the sharing of findings across sectors and to support change, the NZ VET Research Forum includes presentations on evidence-based practical initiatives as well as findings from applied and basic research.
We use the term ‘vocational’ in its broadest sense, encompassing not just what is traditionally thought of as VET, but also professional education, integrating workplace elements into education programmes, and using skills to support good outcomes for workers, industries, and communities.
The forum will be of relevance to all educators, researchers, policymakers, and organisations who work in the areas of vocational, professional, and skills-based learning.
We are now calling for abstracts to present at the forum. Preference will be given to those that demonstrate how research has or can shape practice.
We take a broad view of the term ‘vocational’, and abstracts will be accepted on a wide range of skills, workplace, professional, and vocational education-related topics.
This year we are particularly interested in abstracts on the following themes:
- Outcomes, ecosystems, and transitions: How do we achieve outcomes that benefit learners, industries, and communities, and how can we encourage ‘joined up VET’ that works across discipline and sector boundaries?
- Labour markets and the future of work: How does or should education relate to employment and the challenges involved in new work environments?
- Data and Methodologies: How can we effectively research and evaluate vocational and skills-focused education, and what can existing or new data sources tell us about effects for various stakeholders?
- Diversity: How can we promote diversity within VET, and how can skills-focused education be used to support marginalised people and communities.
Abstracts on other topics will also be considered. The ITF and Ako Aotearoa welcome abstracts on work in progress as well as completed research.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Evaluation Committee, which will notify submitters of its decisions in early June 2017. A full programme will be available in mid-June 2017.
If you have any questions about the Research Forum or the abstract submission process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 29 May 2017.
This year’s forum will be held on Tuesday October 25 and Wednesday October 26, at the Rydges Hotel, Wellington.
Registration for the Research Forum will open in early March.
Earlybird Rate (closes 15 September)
|$330 (ex. GST)|
|Full Rate (after 15 September)
||$390 (ex. GST)|
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