SIG 14 Learning and Professional Development


Mission Statement

SIG 14 Learning and professional development brings together researchers who study work and education as contexts for professional learning. The field has grown in recent years and recruited scholars from different theoretical and methodological camps. We want this diversity to be an asset to the further development of the SIG. Thus, we aim to organize biannual SIG meetings covering various themes and approaches.

SIG 14 will focus on the following research topics and themes:

  • Work and education as contexts for professional learning and development;
  • theories and methodologies for the study of professional learning and development;
  • constraints and affordances of professional learning and work identities;
  • vocational education and training in schooling and working life contexts;
  • adult learning processes within the context of work.



SIG 14 Biennial Conference 2024 (12th)

  • Theme: Learning On-the-Go: Understanding the Dynamics of Continuous Professional Development in a Tech-Driven World
  • Date: 21th - 23rd of August, 2024
  • Place: Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Conference website