Vocational Education and Training Institutions' Collaboration with the World of Work from the Perspective of Actor Networks and Ecosystems of Learning
Virolainen, M., & Heikkinen, H. L. T. (2018). Vocational Education and Training Institutions' Collaboration with the World of Work from the Perspective of Actor Networks and Ecosystems of Learning. In L. M. Herrera, M. Teräs, & P. Gougoulakis (Eds.), Vocational Education and Training : The World of Work and Teacher Education (pp. 67-97). Stockholm: Premiss.
© The Authors & Premiss förlag 2018
Vocational and professional education institutions, as well as higher education institutions, are more and more expected to collaborate with the world of work and each other. At the same time, the boundaries of organisations have become somewhat blurred. Employers may be subcontractors for a larger firm or subdivisions of an enterprise (organisation) may serve their headquarters through digital connections on the other side of the globe. As a result, the forms and cultures of organisations that educational institutions are expected to collaborate with have become rather complex and difficult to figure out. In order to better understand the complexities of the collaborative practices that educational institutions are dealing with, this study explores, in particular, two approaches that theorise transformed organisations: actor–network theory (ANT) and discussions on ecosystems of learning (EL). The authors investigated what characteristics of the ‘collaborative contract’ in educational institutions’ collaborations with the world of work these two approaches are able to address. The analysis is based on a selected literature overview of research incorporating the ANT or EL concepts. Empiric examples are drawn from a study on two developmental collaborative networks of Finnish universities of applied sciences, eAMK and Toteemi. ...
Parent publication ISBN978-91-86743-88-8
Is part of publicationVocational Education and Training : The World of Work and Teacher Education
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
"Learning Online" for Vocational Teachers : Visualisation of a Competence-Based Approach in Digital Open Badge-Driven Learning Brauer, Sanna; Kettunen, Jaana; Hallikainen, Ville (Opetus-, kasvatus- ja koulutusalojen säätiö, OKKA-säätiö, 2018)Vocational education in Finland is based on competence-based qualification requirements. Meanwhile, digital open badges promote competence-based assessment and shared expertise in digital environments. The educational ...
Finnish pre-service teachers’ perceptions of their strategic learning skills and collaboration dispositions Häkkinen, Päivi; Virtanen, Tuomo; Virtanen, Anne; Näykki, Piia; Pöysä-Tarhonen, Johanna; Niilo-Rämä, Mikko; Järvelä, Sanna (Routledge, 2020)To support the development of pupils’ 21st-century skills, teachers themselves must also be competent in these skills and learn them during pre-service teacher education. The aim of this study is to investigate what kind ...
Developing Connective Pedagogy in Cultural Research : A Case Study from the Teachers’ Perspective in Adopting a Problem-Based Approach in Higher Education Kumpulainen, Kaisa; Vierimaa, Sanna; Koskinen-Koivisto, Eerika (MDPI, 2019)The article examines the challenges university teachers face when adopting connective pedagogy in organizing teaching. Instead of studying the learning outcomes of the method, we decided in this research to focus on the ...
Azizi, Nematollah; Lasonen, Johanna (Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, 2006)
From the shade into the sun : exploring pride and shame in students with special needs in Finnish VET Ryökkynen, Sanna; Maunu, Antti; Pirttimaa, Raija; Kontu, Elina (Taylor & Francis, 2021)This paper reports on a study of the dynamics of social emotions and social bonds between students and class teachers by analysing the narratives of students receiving intensive special support in the Finnish vocational ...