What is the impact of formal and informal activities on VET-teachers’ professional development?

Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference contribution (without a publication)Academic


Poster Presentation

Schools for vocational education and training (VET) need to continuously innovate to adapt to an ever-changing environment and student characteristics. Professional development of VET teachers is crucial to accommodate these changes (Kyndt et al., 2016).
Although teacher professional development (TPD) has been well represented in literature, the impact of informal and formal activities on VET teachers professional development are an underresearched area (Andersson et al., 2018). The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of the relationship between undertaken professional development activities and professional development of experienced VET teachers. Research question: What is the impact of experienced VET-teachers’ involvement in formal and informal activities on their professional development, and what factors do teachers indicate that explain this impact?
Period22 Jun 202224 Jun 2022
Event titleEarli SIG11 conference Teaching and Teacher Education
Event typeConference
LocationOldenburg, GermanyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Professional development
  • vocational education and training
  • learner reports