The Journal of Vocational Education and Training (JVET) Conference Committee will be welcoming delegates from around the world to its twelfth biennial three-day conference in Oxford. It has been providing a valuable opportunity for delegates to debate key issues on vocational education and training and developments in work and learning since 1995. For this this year, the conference theme is based on researching vocational education and training.
At this conference, delegates will hear a presentation from Cambridge Assessment’s Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, Tim Oates CBE, on his research with Martin Johnson, Research Officer, Cambridge Assessment, More like work or more like school? Insights into learning cultures from a study of skate park users. He will talk about how a skate park environment enables young people’s personal skill developments to occur when they are working independently and with limited adult intervention.
More information about the conference and how to register can be found on the JVET website.
Martin recently blogged about their recent trip to one of the largest skate parks in Europe to understand how young people learn from each other in this unique outdoor context. Visit the Blog section of our website to read How do young people learn from each other in a skate park?
Cambridge Assessment and its researchers have carried out a lot of research into vocational assessment to ensure that the qualifications are valid, reliable, fair and fit for purpose. Visit the Research section of our website to read the published materials on vocational assessment.