Centre for Educational Research and Innovation - CERI

CERI - Workshop on Systemic Innovation in Vocational Education and Training, Paris 4-5 February 2008


The purpose of the meeting was to:

  • discuss in detail and further refine the analytical framework of the study;
  • take stock of the selection of case studies; and
  • discuss and finalise the process of carrying out the country visits scheduled to take place in 2008.

This was a major opportunity for representatives from the systemic innovation case study countries, experts on the visiting teams and the CERI Secretariat to discuss and agree on the framework, methodology and organisational details of the case studies.


Meeting agenda




Monday 4 February 2008


Welcome and introductions

Progress update on vocational education and training (VET) project

  • Systemic innovation: by Francesc Pedro (OECD/CERI)
  • The policy review: by Simon Field (OECD/CERI)


Systemic innovation in vocational education and training

by Rushanara Ali and Julie Caulier-Grice (Young Foundation, UK)
Respondent: Marita Aho (Confederation of Finnish Industries)
Respondent: Anneke Boot (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands)


Systemic innovation in vocational education and training (continued)

by Dominique Foray (École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Respondent: Hanne Shapiro (Teknologisk Institut, Denmark)

A model of innovation in education

Respondent: Oon-Ying Chin (Education, Science and Training Counsellor, Australian Delegation to the OECD)


Tuesday 5 February 2008


Systemic innovation case study visits

by Francesc Pedro, Tracey Burns and Katerina Ananiadou (OECD/CERI)


Initial framework for benchmarking innovations in VET

by Francesc Pedro (OECD/CERI)

Any other business and next steps


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