Workshop on Technology support for reflecting on experiences and sharing them across learning contexts
Duration of the workshop: two days
Location: Villard‐de‐Lans, Vercors, French Alps.
Call for participationWe
invite researchers and PhD students from different disciplines
(education, psychology, cognitive sciences, computer science…) to
participate in a two-day workshop addressing the issue of how
technologies can support learners to reflect on experiences and share
them with others across learning contexts.
Reflection on action is a crucial process in the experiential learning
approach, and particularly in the context of vocational education and
training. Learners advance their understanding and mastery on the basis
of their experiences if they manage to analyze their performance and
learning needs, share those experiences with others who can provide
feedback and help and use those experiences and reflections for
planning future learning occasions. We see technology as helpful to
foster this kind of activities and to provide guidance to learners and
teachers in conducting them.
The objective of this workshop is twofold:
- First, we want to stimulate the sharing of research and
technologies on the present topic. Findings on technology-support in
different contexts (different tools, different countries, different
learning contexts...) will be discussed in order to review the state of
the art in that field and stimulate cross-context transfer of results.
- Second, we intend to disseminate the Dual-T’s results and
positions and receive feedback and comments from specialists from
Overall, the expected contribution of the workshop is to engage in
collective and interdisciplinary thinking about how to develop tools
and activities that help learners articulate practical with conceptual
knowledge by sharing experiences and reflecting on them
collaboratively, by means of appropriate learning technologies.
The workshop will be limited to 25 participants, including the members
of the Dual-T program, funded by the Swiss Federal Office for
Professional Education and Technology, its scientific advisory board as
well as external guests. The attendance for external guests will thus
be based on the reviewing of their position paper by the workshop
Please download here the full description of the workshop.
How to participate
To participate, you need to submit a position paper that will include an abstract (max. 150 words) and an
extended summary (max. 1,5 page) describing your interest and research
on the workshop topic as well as how you will contribute to the goals
of the workshop. Your presentation can deal
with technological solutions or empirical studies (including lab and
field studies) in vocational education or any domain in education
involving learning from experience. Participation necessarily involves a spoken presentation (20 minutes),
but you can also propose a poster or a demo (then state it in your
Please send your position paper by September 21, 2012 as email attachments in Word or PDF format to: Florence.Colomb@epfl.ch
Invitations by the committee following notification of acceptance or rejection will be send around October 15th 2012.
Workshop committee and participants
- Jean-Luc Gurtner, Department of Educational Science, University of Fribourg.
- Jessica Dehler Zufferey, Department of Educational Science, University of Fribourg.
- Mireille Bétrancourt, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science - TECFA, University of Geneva.
- Alberto Cattaneo, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training.
- Pierre Dillenbourg, CRAFT, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
The members of Dualt advisory board are: Friedrich Hesse
(University of Tuebingen, Knowledge Media Research Center), Ulrich
Hoppe (University of Duisburg-Essen), Mike Sharples (Open University
UK), Robert- Jan Simons (University of Utrecht), and Etienne Wenger (U.S.).
Funding for hotel and food (but not travel) is available for external
guests from Dual-T for the duration of the workshop (3 nights and 2
MB & DKS, July 2012