International VET conference: Crossing Boundaries in Vocational Education and Training: Social Dimensions and Participation

Intervento di Marco Perini al convegno “Crossing Boundaries in Vocational Education and Training: Social Dimensions and Participation” – Rostock (Germania)


Crossing Boundaries in Vocational Education and Training: Social Dimensions and Participation

Within VET, technologies are involved in the learning processes taking place in the classroom, in the laboratory and during traineeship. In thelaboratory and during the traineeship, technologies are used in different ways: on one hand, they are (and they have always been) a regular part of the work activities, which are the subjects of learning; on the other hand, they “can serve many roles to support work-based learning” (Margaryan, 2008, p.17). Though, can the use of technologies enhance WBL activities while students sit in the classroom (off the job)? This review aims gathering information about the potential of ICT in crossing the boundaries of learning processes between classroom and work within initial vocational education contexts.

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International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies

Intervento di Marco Perini e Monica Pentassuglia al convegno “Edulearn17 – International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies” – Barcellona (Spagna)

The management of institutional innovation process through the introduction of instructional technology in vet centers. A comparative case study.

Since Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) had taken part of everyday life both in workplace and domestic settings, the Italian educational system has progressively tried to promote technological innovations within schools. The present contribution takes place in the iCnos project started in 2012 and promoted and driven by the central coordination of CNOS-FAP federation. This paper aims to analyse experiences and actors’ voices involved in the project in order to achieve a better comprehension of the process and providing transferable and reusable information. Four VET centres were randomly selected among those included in the iCnos project. Teachers who were responsible to coordinate the local section of the overall project were interviewed in two different occasions. Leggi tutto “International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies”

END 2017 – International Conference on Education and New Developments

 Intervento di Marco Perini, e  Arianna Costatntini al convegno “END 2017 – International Conference on Education and New Developments” – Lisbona (Portogallo)How can the technology introduction foster educational innovation in VET centers? a comparative case study. Since the mass diffusion of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Italian educational institutions have been implementing several experimental projects in order to enhance students learning experience (Moricca, 2016). The initial Vocational Education and Training (VET) has been part of this innovation process with several pilot projects, such as iCnos, which aims at introducing ICTs as support to teachers’ activities and students’ learning process (Franchini, 2015). This project has been led by the central management of CNOS-FAP federation through several teacher training courses, the empowerment of internet connections and the substitution of paper handbooks and notebooks with the iPad. Each center involved in the pilot project has managed independently the innovation process based on the guidelines issued by the central management. The main research questions of this exploratory study are as follows: Can an institutional innovation process-managed with a top-down approach-fosters pedagogical and organizational changes in VET centers? Which aspects and roles are involved in this innovation process? How do teachers and students perceive and react to this innovation process? Which are the solutions implemented by the different centers? Which are the shortcomings? Which solutions have been implemented by the centers? To answer these research questions a comparative case study has been conducted (Campbell, 2010; Yin, 2009).  Leggi tutto “END 2017 – International Conference on Education and New Developments”

Unleashing the creative potential of VET. 5th Congress on Research in Vocational Education and Training

Intervento di Arianna Costatntini, Andrea Ceschi, Riccardo Sartori, Marco Perini, Giuseppe Tacconi al convegno “SFIVET Congress 2017” – Berna (Svizzera)

Discovering the interplay between situational and dispositional factors leading to career decidedness
A lifelong learning perspective to the development of individuals needs to rely on a dynamic educational environment, able to support multiple career pathways. Accordingly, educational settings need to possess the knowledge to design effective career counseling programs to allow institutional permeability and options to move horizontally to different educational streams.
Drawing on social cognitive career theory, this contribution explores how career decidedness (CD) of 798 students from different educational streams is affected by optimism, facilitating conditions for school motivations (FCSM), and career decision-making self-efficacy (CDSE).
Results showed that career decision-making self-efficacy partially mediates the relationship between FCSM and CD. Interestingly, whilst the direct effect of FCSM on CD is negative, the relationship linking FCSM to CDSE, as well as that linking CDSE and CD, is positive. Leggi tutto “Unleashing the creative potential of VET. 5th Congress on Research in Vocational Education and Training”

Operatore del mercato del lavoro e case management: Corso di perfezionamento e aggiornamento professionale

Il corso mira a fornire agli operatori del mercato del lavoro, o a coloro che desiderano operare nel sistema dei servizi per il lavoro, le competenze necessarie per:

  • Gestire percorsi personalizzati di inserimento e/o reinserimento lavorativo (D.Lgs.150/2015);
  • Accompagnare l’utente del servizio nel percorso di inserimento e/o reinserimento lavorativo;
  • Monitorare l’andamento delle azioni poste in essere a favore degli utenti del servizio;
  • Operare con competenze di case management nel quadro della rete territoriale dei servizi pubblici e privati per il lavoro.

Particolare attenzione sarà dedicata all’aggiornamento di carattere tecnico-giuridico relativo al D.lgs. 150/2015 e alle competenze richieste dal profilo dell’Operatore del Mercato del Lavoro previsto dalla normativa regionale del Veneto.

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European Journal of Training and Development – Special Issue: Competence-based training

Volume 41 Issue 1
Published: 2016
European Journal of Training and Development
ISSN: 204



Carrying out studies on competence-based training for career development–introduction to the special issue

With the changes related to the invention and the introduction of new technological devices (Weatherbee, 2010), most notably, the internet (Torkzadeh and Van Dyke, 2002), to the economic crisis (Utting et al., 2012) and to different patterns of social life (Tyler,
2002), our modern society has been defined as information society (Webster, 2002), knowledge society (Hargreaves, 2003) and even liquid society (Bauman, 2000, 2011). Do these labels have a meaning or are they a way of hiding phenomena rather than defining them? In any case, they tend to be taken seriously, at least from the point of view of research. As for the relationship between the information and communication technology and the world of education and training, it is interesting to note the existence
at present, as a sign of the times, of the Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society. Leggi tutto “European Journal of Training and Development – Special Issue: Competence-based training”

Career adaptability as a strategic competence for career development: An exploratory study of its key predictors

Federica Bocciardi, Andrea Caputo, Chiara Fregonese, Viviana Langher, Riccardo Sartori

In the current labour market, the competence to adapt is becoming significantly relevant for career development and career success. The construct of career adaptability, i.e. the capability to adapt to changing career-related circumstances and predict advancement in career development, seems to provide a fruitful scientific base for successful career intervention. The purpose of the study is exploratory, with the aim of providing new findings about the key predictors of this meta-competence that are relevant for career development. Leggi tutto “Career adaptability as a strategic competence for career development: An exploratory study of its key predictors”

The career decision-making competence: a new construct for the career realm

Andrea Ceschi, Arianna Costantini, Susan D. Phillips , Riccardo Sartori

This paper aims to link findings from laboratory-based decision-making research and decision-making competence (DMC) aspects that may be central for career-related decision-making processes. Past research has identified individual differences in rational responses in decision situations, which the authors refer to as DMC. Although there is a robust literature on departures from rational responses focused on heuristics and biases (H&B) in decision-making, such evidence is largely confined to group-level differences observed in psychology laboratories and has not been extended to the realm of career development and workforce behavior. Leggi tutto “The career decision-making competence: a new construct for the career realm”


Nei giorni 26, 27 e 28 ottobre 2016 presso il Dipartimento di Scienze Umane dell’Università di Verona si è tenuto il meeting dei partner del progetto SMART Practice. All’evento hanno partecipato:

  • Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (Project Coordinator, Lituania)
  • G.G. Eurosuccess Consulting LTD (Grecia)
  • European University Cyprus (Cipro)
  • Università degli Studi di Verona (Italia)
  • Vytautas Magnus Universitetas (Lituania)
  • Lapland University of Applied Science (Finlandia)

Si ringraziano Veronainnovazione/T2i e il Cfp S.Zeno per la preziosaollaborazione



Sabato 22 Ottobre presso la sede di via Paradiso dell’Università di Verona si è tenuto l’incontro “Smart pracrtice”. All’incontro hanno partecipato il prof.  Giuseppe Tacconi e la prof.ssa Monica Pedrazza con gli enti che ospitano i tirocini del corso di laurea in “Scienze della formazione nelle organizzazioni”