Call for papers
NJVET has a continuous open call for papers within the aims and scope of the journal. In addition to this, there could be calls for papers on specific themes, where articles are brought together for publication as a virtual special issue. Researchers willing to act as guest editors for such a special issue are welcome to contact the editor with their proposals. As an author you are invited to submit any paper that is related to the aims and scope of the journal, or when there is a special call for papers in relation to its specific theme.
Contributions can be submitted and published in English, Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish. To broaden the international readership, we encourage Nordic researchers to submit and publish their contributions in English.
See Instructions for authors for more information about how to submit a paper.
The journal includes three types of publications:
- Research articles that will be subject to double-blind peer review.
- Magazine articles concerning vocational education and training that are published in a separate section.
- Book reviews.
Upcoming publication of Special Issue on the cooperation between research, teaching and learning in VET
The relation and cooperation between on the one hand research on and in vocational education and training (VET) and on the other hand the teaching and learning in VET can be described as a theory and practice relation that can be challenging. It can also be seen as a way to make the research more relevant by identified needs and questions from vocational teachers. In this call we encourage investigations and discussions on this relationship from multiple perspectives:
- theoretical or methodical questions
- the relation, cooperation and negotiation between research and education
- the relation of researchers and teachers
Papers can address the initial phases of a cooperation, a cooperation process, or the implementation of the results.
Against this background, the Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training (NJVET) is calling for contributions to a Special Issue. We seek papers that address experiences of, perspectives on, and challenges in collaboration and practice-based research. The objective is to develop and strengthen cooperation, so that research may contribute to VET practices but also to raise critical questions.
The Special Issue aims to develop knowledge about the cooperation between research and education. Challenges in cooperation may be the role of the researcher in the educational context, the cooperation between researcher and vocational teachers or the process from defining the problem to implementing results. We especially welcome contributions that address questions such as: What is practice-based research? What´s in it for teachers and for researchers/the mutual benefit? What competence is required of the vocational teacher to be a part in practical research? What about the balance between political interests and incentives, professional activities and vocational teachers' interests and knowledge needs? How can vocational teachers' students participate in practice-based research?
In collaboration with the editorial group of NJVET, Susanne Gustavsson from University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Henriette Duch, VIA University College, Denmark, and Jóhannes Árnason, Akureyri Comprehensive College, Island, will act as guest editors.
Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2023
Confirmation of selected abstracts: June 1, 2023
Deadline for full papers: November 15, 2023
Publication: Spring, 2024
Upcoming publication of Special Issue on Vocational classroom research
with a focus on teaching and learning in vocational education subjects
During the last decade, a growing number of studies in vocational education have been carried out where there has been an interest towards studying and describing teachers’ and students’ interaction and activities in the vocational classroom. The vocational ‘classroom’ should here be viewed upon in a broader sense, including school-based learning settings in e.g. school workshops and method rooms as well as outdoors.
Despite the growing number of studies, the field is still relatively unexplored, not least in terms of studies that focus on students’ learning. Hence, there is a need for research in vocational education that studies what happens in the vocational classroom and that focuses on teachers’ and students’ actions. Against this background, the Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training (NJVET) will publish a Special Issue on vocational classroom research with a focus on teaching and learning in vocational education subjects. We seek papers that address the encounter between vocational teachers, vocational students, and vocational content in the vocational classroom. Vocational classroom research here thus refers to studies that explore what happens in the school-based settings in vocational education – with a special focus on teachers’ and students’ actions.
The Special Issue aims to develop knowledge about how teaching in the vocational classroom can create productive conditions for students’ vocational learning and the development of students’ vocational knowledge in vocational subject areas. Contributions will address vocational (subject) didactic perspectives on teaching and learning in the vocational classroom; for example, this may concern vocational learning and vocational knowledge, embodied and material aspects, writing in the vocational classroom, practice-based school research, feedback/assessment in vocational subjects, and the relationship between theory and practice.
In collaboration with the editorial group of Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training, Stig-Börje Asplund, together with Nina Kilbrink and Ann-Britt Enochsson, Karlstad University, are acting as guest editors.
Deadline for abstracts: December 1, 2022
Confirmation of selected abstracts: January, 2023
Deadline for full papers: August 15, 2023
Publication: Spring, 2024