Crossing Boundaries: The multiple roles of trainers and teachers in vocational education and training
Trainers in Europe Network Conference
About the Trainers in Europe Network
The European Commission funded Network to support Trainers in Europe provides opportunities for policy makers, managers and trainers to access ideas, materials and opportunities for professional development:
Research suggests that more people are increasingly becoming involved in providing training or support for learning as part of their jobs. This includes full-time teachers and trainers but also managers and skilled workers, coaches and e-learning developers, for example. In addition, European lifelong learning strategies and policies have redirected the focus towards trainers as key actors in the learning process.
However, little is known about the work of trainers and their needs to meet future training demands. We have only a limited understanding of how many people are involved in training, what their tasks involve and what training opportunities they have for doing this work, less still of how they receive professional support and development.
About the Conference
The Crossing Boundaries Conference will take place from the 14th – 15th of October in Kostelec near Prague.Attendance is free for all participants.
The conference venue will be the castle of Kostelec, Details about travel and accommodation can be found on the accommodation page.
The Crossing Boundaries Conference is intended to produce a space for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experience and research around the training of trainers including the design of training programmes and learning environments, pedagogy, sociological and educational issues and the development of policies for the training of trainers at international and national level
Whilst the conference includes a traditional research paper strand, we also encourage proposals for sessions in different formats including workshops, posters, debates, cafe sessions, hands on sessions and demonstrations.
The conference is linked to the conference of the TTnet national network of the Czech republic. Therefore, contributions in Czech langauge are also welcome!
We will also provide opportunities for unconferencing events, including the provision of spaces for informal meetings and discussions.
As well as the face to face sessions, the conference will be supported by a variety of different online spaces. More details will follow on this website.
Selected papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference.