[AISWorld] CfP: Special Issue in Education and Training: Authentic Assessment in Vocational Training

Torsten Reiners t.reiners at curtin.edu.au
Tue Aug 19 07:41:17 EDT 2014

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Special Issue of the Journal* Education + Training* (Emerald Group
*Topic*: Authentic Assessment in Vocational Training

*Aims and Scope *

The special edition of Education + Training is motivated by the broadly
identified skill shortage and the employability gap between educational
institutes and industry, non-completion of apprenticeships, and health and
safety concerns resulting from short training periods and inexperience in
the early career stage; all of which offer significant indications of the
need for improvement. These factors can be improved with ‘authentic
assessment’ – the design and application of assessment tasks that closely
mirror the real-life situations that students will one day find themselves
in. Authentic assessment can also be used to replace dangerous or unsafe
on-the-job training and be used to manage and develop worker skills over

As authentic assessment is a valuable but underutilised approach, this
Special Issue of Education and Training asks: how can authentic assessment
enhance vocational training? What pedagogical changes need to be made to
reduce the skills gap with authentic assessment?

Particularly, we are interested in papers that address the following
topics; however, other, related papers are also welcomed:

• Technology-enhanced skills training
• Health and safety enhancement in vocational settings
• Continuous professional development
• Workplace scenario simulation
• Balancing efficiency of training with effectiveness of outcomes
• Capturing real-world or system complexity in the classroom environment
• Stress and pressure with ‘extraordinary events’; i.e., those that are
improbable but which may have significant impact on the organisation
• Gamification, serious games, and business games as aids to student
• Authentic skills training assessment
• Continuous skills evaluation and management in an organisational context

*Submission procedure*

Submissions to Education + Training have to be done via ScholarOne
Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and
access is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/et.

*Important Dates:*November 15, 2014 – submission deadline
December 15, 2014 – first round of reviews provided to authors
January 15, 2014 – deadline for submitting revisions of papers
February 1, 2015 – final decisions on acceptance of papers
February 15, 2015 – final camera ready papers due

*Special Issue Editors:*Torsten Reiners, Curtin University, Australia (
t.reiners at curtin.edu.au)
Lincoln C. Wood, Auckland University of Technology, Australia (
lincoln.wood at aut.ac.nz)

*Education and Training

*Aims and Scope*
Education + Training addresses the increasingly complex relationships
between education, training and employment and the impact of these
relationships on national and global labour markets. The journal gives
specific consideration to young people, looking at how the transition from
school/college to employment is achieved and how the nature of partnerships
between the worlds of education and work continues to evolve.

The journal explores vocationalism in learning and efforts to address
employability within the curriculum, together with coverage of innovative
themes and initiatives within vocational education and training.

The journal is read by policy makers, educators and academics working in a
wide range of fields including education, learning and skills development,
enterprise and entrepreneurship education and training, induction and
career development.


   - Managing the transition from school/college to work
   - New initiatives in post 16 vocational education and training
   - Education-Business partnerships and collaboration
   - Links between education and industry
   - The graduate labour market
   - Work experience and placements
   - The recruitment, induction and development of school leavers and
   - Young person employability and career developemnt
   - E learning in further and higher education
   - Research news
   - Reviews of recent publications


*Dr Torsten Reiners*
PhD IS/Edu, Dipl IS, Ba CS

NOTE: I have my research day on Thursday and Friday; I might not answer
mails during these days. This is also the case on weekends and in the
middle of the night.

E-iED Summit 2014  (Full Paper Deadline: 15.07.2014)


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