Australia. Teacher professional development under the impact of internationalization in VET
Australian VET teachers are facing significant professional challenges to engage with pedagogical issues in teaching international students. However, there has been a lack of research on how teachers are equipped to effectively cater for international students and respond to the demands of internationalization in VET through professional development. The findings suggest the need to systemically and explicitly support substantive professional learning with regard to approaches to engaging and teaching international students.
Tags : Australia; International students; Paper; Source: VOCEDplus; Students - international; Teachers - VET; VET - teachers;
China. What does it mean to be vocational teachers in China: results from a survey among Chinese vocational teachers
Teachers' performance has a significant impact on the quality of education. Until now little empirical researches have been done concerning the vocational identity and professional development of vocational school teachers in China. The paper finds out that the majority of Chinese vocational teachers do not choose their profession because of their intrinsic interests in teaching but for the sake of stability and long holidays; their career chances are to a certain degree constrained by institutional factors such as the professional title system which is regarded by many teachers to be outdated and unfair; they face various challenges and difficulties in their daily work found their income not proportional to their work loads.
Tags : China; Paper 2016; Source: VOCEDplus; Teachers - VET; VET - teachers;
Malta. Vocational Education and Training in Malta – its past, its present and its future
It is likely that by placing VET subjects alongside other subjects of the school curriculum, VET will no longer be associated with students who did perform well academically. The provision of VET subjects at secondary school level, are likely to lead a positive transformation that will have a lasting impact both on today’s students and on the generations to come.
Tags : Article; History - VET; Malta; Source: Damian Spiteri; VET - history; VET - vocational education and training;
Africa. Tapping into the power of technical education
African technical universities can help to add value to primary commodities and other natural resources, support economic transformation, provide technology solutions to small and medium enterprises, and contribute to wealth creation as part of enhancing technical and vocational education and training, or TVET, on the continent.
Tags : Africa; Source: University World News; Universities; VET - vocational education and training;
Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative
Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment. The faint outlines of such a system are now emerging.
Tags : Article 2017; Continuing education; Education - continuing; Source: The Economist;
Systemic Modelling for Relating Labour Market to Vocational Education
The present study introduces a systemic model that demonstrates a description of the relationship between the labour-market and vocational education from the perspective of systemic theory. Based on the application of the relevant methodology, the two open social systems are identified and analyzed. Their key-features are presented and the points of contact are examined and linked, with the purpose to define more efficient manners of interrelation. This study has been conducted using information from the equivalent systems of Greece, as an example, and proposes this systemic method for further research in other countries as well.
Tags : Labour market; Paper 2016; Source: International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training; Systemic model; VET - vocational education and training;
New technologies: A jobless future or golden age of job creation?
This paper explains the dynamics of job destruction and job creation in the context of technological change. It explores the role of economic, social and political forces in shaping the nexus new technologies, innovation and job. While process innovations destroy jobs, this paper identifies endogenously triggered market adjustment and societal learning processes as the drivers of job creation dynamics. It highlights the role of Governments in fostering these processes and shaping the future of jobs.
Tags : Employment trend; ICT - Information technologies; Source: ILO - International Labour Organization; Trend - employment; Working paper 2016;
Apprenticeship programs in a changing economic world
Apprenticeships have experienced a resurgence in interest, but a focus on vocational training over general education may prevent workers from acquiring the skills they need for tomorrow’s jobs.
Tags : Analysis - functional and occupational; Apprenticeship - programs; Article 2017; Source: Brookings Institution; VET - vocational education and training;