Cometa Research

Cometa Research, supported by Cometa Formazione, is the new centre for analysis and research of Cometa network, an organization focused for more than 20 years on fostering, education, training and placement.

Cometa Research, in the perspective of an applied-research centre, has consolidated a practice of research, consisting in training activities (Ph.D. courses, lunch seminars, support to teachers-researchers), aiming at sharing the main scientific results and the models of research with other partners and experts at international level.
The departments currently active and their research topic includes:

  1. Vocational Education & Training: this area focuses on several topics connected with pedagogical issues (didactics; lifelong learning; STEM; motivation in learning; learning approach; work-based learning; life-based learning; school-enterprise model; disability; NEET; social inclusion; formative assessment; digital tools for didactics; counselling; skills; apprenticeships; tutoring).
  2. Law and Policy: it is mainly based on (comparative) policy analysis in the youth, educational and social policies.
  3. Social Innovation, which includes keywords such as social economy (social entrepreneurship and social business models), social sustainability and evaluation of social impacts (mainly in educational sector), technological innovation (makers, digital skills in handicrafts, tourism, hospitality sectors).

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