6th International RAIFFET Symposium Technological Education, vocational training and new relationships with knowledge

Libreville (Gabon)
From 11 April 2022 to
15 April 2022


Objectives of the symposium: 

This colloquium should promote exchanges between partners and especially between participants. It is not the only institutional meeting, but it is an opportunity to develop scientific cooperation, promote innovative practices and contribute to the professionalization of actors. This training in and through educational research contributes to the professionalization of all the partners in the network. It is an opportunity to disseminate the results of research carried out in the field of scientific and technological education and vocational training, to discuss innovations, a vector for the development of societies, to promote the construction of future joint programs and to support scientific publication to promote research carried out beyond our local networks.

In addition, it aims to support doctoral and post-doctoral students in a process of communications and scientific publications.

Themes of the colloquium: 

Three thematic axes will be addressed during this conference:

  • Axis 1 – Educational policies and new relations with knowledge

This first axis questions the impact of educational policies on school and training organizations, especially in the fields of scientific, technological, and vocational education. In this theme, the proposals will focus on presenting experiments or works that aim to assess, or even measure the effects of a particular political decision on the issue of education for all, whether it is ” access to scientific and technological culture, inclusive education, better training-employment links or even teacher training to enable them to set up quality education”.

  • Axis 2: Teaching – learning and new relations with knowledge

This second axis examines the organizational conditions of teaching situations likely to promote the appropriation of knowledge or skills by children, adolescents, or adults. In this theme, the proposals will focus on presenting experiments or research work aimed at characterizing the effectiveness of the didactic system through the analysis of what the teacher teaches and what the students learn. In other words, how do organizations set up by the teacher promote or undermine the possibilities of access to knowledge by every one of the individuals who make up the diversity of learners? This question will also be the occasion to initiate a reflection on the role of the initial and continuing training of teachers in considering the effectiveness of these organizations.

  • Axis 3: Information and communication technologies and new relationships with knowledge

This third axis questions the role of Information and Communication Technologies in the teaching-learning process. The generalization of the use of digital technology induces new forms of relationship to knowledge of actors whose choice and organization will be decisive in terms of learning effectiveness. In this perspective, analysing the role of these tools that instrument the activities of learners and teachers aims to understand and explain the effects of their integration into the teaching-learning process. This theme will provide an opportunity to answer many questions regarding educational development in scientific, technological, and vocational education. It will be a question of being interested at the same time in didactic effectiveness, in what the instrumented activity allows the trainees (pupils, students, trainees, …) to learn and to develop as skills, as well as in the renewal of the practices of teachers (and thus on their initial and continuous training).

For more information:

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