Tampere 2013


20th Anniversary conference, 14.-18.6.2013, Tampere

Myths and Brands in Vocational Education, 2nd Conference on History of Vocational Education in Europe.

The 20th anniversary conference will take place in Tampere 14th-18th June, 2013. Abstracts, suggestions for panels, symposia etc. to Anja – anja.heikkinen(at)uta.fi – by 1st December, 2012, as email attachments (max 1 page, word or pdf).

Extended dead line 28.2. Announcements for chairs and discussants dead line 28.2.
to Anni-Riikka Kolehmainen, anni-riikka.kolehmainen@uta.fi.

Extended registration by 15.5. – see the section below. We will request a small fee of 50 euros from non-presenting participants.

Invitation and information

Call for Papers

Conference Programme



Arrivals and departures


Conference videos

Panel discussion

Antoni Lindgren

Marion Fleige et al.

Leena Lietzen et al.

Fernando Marhuenda

Antti Suvanto


Anja Heikkinen. Opening words: Myths and Brands

Anna Mazenod: A comparative contextualised account of apprenticeship for 16-18 year olds: the cases of England, Finland and France

Annukka Tapani: Teaching in Transition – Returning Back to Basics?

Antti Suvanto: Docendo discimus – or deschooling the society?

Burkhard Vollmers: The new Concept of Scientific Monitoring in Clusters of Model Projects – The Example of the BIBB-Funding Priority “Vocational Education for Sustainable Development” (BBnE)

Chiara Martinelli: Vocational schools and the world of work, a strange relationship. The history of Italian vocational tuition since 1861

Eeva-Maija Lappalainen: Social Challenges in Multicultural Vocational Education; Learning Crafts with Deep Myths and Contemporary Brand

Esther Berner: The Force of Conventions in VET Policy: The Case of Switzerland

Etsuo Yokoyama and Anders Nilsson: The company school – two case-studies from the shipbuilding industry

Fay Lundh Nilsson and Anders Nilsson: A century of perceptions about vocational education and training in companies, Sweden 1911-2011

Fernando Marhuenda: Vocational education and training in Spain – When politicians’ hands rock the cradle

Jari Laukia: Keorg Kerschensteiner (1854-1932) and development of Vocational school in Finland

JinSil Kim: Future Directions for strengthening the Qualitative Service of VET
through NCS in Korea

Kirsi Ahonen: Social, Gender and Age Perspectives on Finnish Unemployment Training 1920-2000

Lea Henriksson: Dilemmas of VET Teacherhood in Finland. This is Lea Henriksson’s part of the presentation of Lea Henriksson and Karin Filander.

Leena Lietzen, Johanna Lätti and Anja Heikkinen: Myth of a Finnish Superwoman

Liv Mjelde: Practice and Concepts in Vocational Education: Dual Models and Heritage of Georg Kerschensteiner in the Nordic Countries

Lorenz Lassnigg: The complex dynamics of change and reform in Austrian education and training

Lorenzo Bonoli: The origin of the private-public partnership in the Swiss VET system (between 1880 – 1930)

Manfred Wahle: Concepts of Vocational Education The Heritage of Georg Kerschensteiner and Aloys Fischer

Markus Weil: HE or VET? Why these labels do not stick

Matthias Vonken: Learning in ageing societies – an European comparison

Mikiko Eswein: Change of Japanese Vocational Education and Training towards a Market Model in the 1950s and 1960s

Oscar Graizer, Almudena Navas and Fernando Marhuenda: Discourses of vocational education – Knowledge at work and knowledge at VET

Perpetua Kalimasi: The Development of Vocational Education and Training in Tanzania: implications to education planning and policy

Philipp Gonon: The Culture of VET- Kerschensteiner as Brand and Myth

Richard Daly: Marketing Vocational Learning

Sirkku Ranta: Orders of Time in Upper Secondary Vocational Education

Sunghoe Lee: Korean women in the socio-historical and cultural contexts: Myths of branding ‘women resources development’

Virve Kallioniemi-Chambers and Mervi Friman: Roles of Stakeholders in Transition in Finnish Higher Education

Wycliff Edwin Tusiime: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) into Formal Vocational Education and Training (VET) Systems in Uganda: The Potential for Sustainable Development