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Past Conferences

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12th JVET Conference

Researching Policy and Practice in Vocational Education and Training
Worcester College, Oxford, 7th – 9th July 2017

Keynote Speakers

  • Lene Tanggaard Pederson, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Chris Warhurst, University of Birmingham, UK

11th JVET Conference

Researching Policy and Practice in Vocational Education and Training
Worcester College, Oxford, 3rd – 5th July 2015

Keynote Speakers

  • Kiran Mirchandani, OISE, University of Toronto
  • Thomas Bailey, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • John Field, School of Education, University of Stirling

10th JVET Conference

Researching Policy and Practice in Vocational Education and Training
Worcester College, Oxford, 5th – 7th July 2013

Keynote Speakers

  • Tara Fenwick, University of Stirling
  • Aruna Rao, Gender at Work, Toronto
  • Roger Harris, University of South Australia

9th JVET Conference

Researching Vocational Education Practice and Policies
Worcester College Oxford, 8th – 10th July 2011

Keynote Speakers

  • Margarita Pavlova, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    ‘Green’ skills: global agendas and policy responses
  • Phillip Gonon, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    The future of apprenticeships in a global world
  • Richard W. Moore, California State University, USA
    How Can Vocational Education and Training Thrive Amid Chaos and Complexity?

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8th JVET Conference

Researching Vocational Education and Training
Worcester College Oxford, 3rd – 5th July 2009

Keynote Speakers

  • Phil Brown, Cardiff University, Wales
    Globalisation, Corporate Strategies and the Future of National Skill Formation
  • Karen Jensen, University of Oslo, Norway
    Professional learning in a changing society
  • Terri Seddon, Monash University, Australia
    Rescaling VET: Refocusing politics in education and work

7th JVET Conference

Vocational Education and Training
Worcester College Oxford, 6 – 8 July 2007

Keynote Speakers

  • Phil Hodkinson, University of Leeds, England
    Learning Careers or Learning Lives? Adding a longitudinal perspective to work-related learning
  • Prue Huddleston, University of Warwick, England
    Don’t mention the V word
  • Jon Lauglo, University of Oslo, Norway
    Research for TVET Policy Development