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Welcome to I-Europe

November 11th, 2007 by Pekka Kamarainen

Pontydysgy will from now on host my personal blog. I thank Graham and Dirk for this opportunity and try to do my best.

I will write on current developments in vocational education and training (VET) with a focus on

  • Innovations in teaching/learning processes and in the use of digital media,
  • Integrative initiatives in European cooperation and in trans-continental dialogue,
  • Inclusive initiatives in the shaping of educational pathways and vocational progression routes,
  • Intercultural understanding at the level of international cooperation projects and everday life in education and training.

All this is related to my work as a researcher in VET (with a focus on European and international cooperation). In a short while I will tell more of the background of the name “I-Europe” and explain what it stands for.
Welcome to share this space with me,

Pekka Kämäräinen

(Pekka Kämäräinen is a senior researcher at Institut Technik & Bildung (ITB), University of Bremen and a voluntary test-writer at the blog-space of Pontydysgu.)

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2 Responses to “Welcome to I-Europe”

  1. Hi Pekka,

    I am very curious about your blog posts. Good luck.

  2. Graham Attwell says:

    Welcome Pekka

    I’m really looking forward to having other people blogging on this site. And like Wilfred – looking forward to what you have to say

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