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CVA DACUM TRAINING CALENDAR 2022
DACUM I Training Module : DACUM Analysis Facilitator
DACUM I : Facilitateur d’analyses DACUM
21 to 25 March in Calgary, Alberta
9 to 13 May. Virtual, in French
12 to 16 September. Virtual, in English
14 to 18 November, in Toronto, Ontario
DACUM II Training Module: DACUM and CBT Programme Development Facilitator
DACUM II : Facilitateur de développement de programmes de formation par compétence
25 to 29 April. Virtual, in English
17 to 21 October in Calgary, Alberta, in English
22 to 26 November in Montréal, Québec. Virtual, in French
What is competence? A shared interpretation of competence to support teaching, learning and assessment
You may be familiar with the word ‘competence’, but how can a clear definition of the term support teaching, learning and assessment?
The benefits of having a clear understanding of competence
-it encourages an analytic approach to assessment, teaching and learning; it indicates how to break down competence appropriately, supports high quality education; it makes us better placed to engage with issues of how competence links with models of curriculum, learning, and assessment.
Without a clear understanding, the risks could include:
-failing to develop learners’ competence; dividing up the teaching of a subject in an inappropriate or ineffective way; omitting the teaching of valuable information or content; wasting learners’ and teachers’ time. Source: Cambridge University Press & Assessment
The question is: What are the main issues and challenges facing TVET in Malaysia? The findings identified the main issues and challenges in Malaysia as being the governance of TVET, soft skills of graduates, competencies of teaching staff and perceptions towards TVET.
EU. The role of work-based learning (WBL) in VET and tertiary education
Efforts to strengthen WBL, particularly in vocational education and training (VET), are increasingly common throughout European countries. The report focuses on WBL in formal initial education and training. It aims to provide EU-wide updated statistical evidence addressing key aspects: how many young graduates experienced work-based learning as part of their highest education attained, particularly in VET and in tertiary education; who they are; and how well they do on the labour market, in comparison with their counterparts who have not participated in WBL. Source: CEDEFOP - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
USA. Skills-Based Hiring Is on the Rise
Two decades ago, companies began adding degree requirements to job descriptions, even though the jobs themselves hadn’t changed. After the Great Recession, many organizations began trying to back away from those requirements. The bottom line: Many companies are moving away from degree requirements and toward skills-based hiring, especially in middle-skill jobs, which is good for both workers and employers. But more work remains to be done. Source: Harvard Business Review
Africa. Revamping Education and Training for the Future of Work
At the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – encompassing the rapid evolution of robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology, and the internet-of-things – one-fifth of the global population under the age of 25 resides in rapidly growing Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). But African governments are struggling to tap into this demographic dividend and are unable to take full advantage of emerging technology. One reason why: the crippling gap between what African students are learning and what African employers are seeking. Source: ACET - African Center for Economic Transformation
Do We Have to Enhance the Attractiveness of TVET?
This article highlights some views around the role of TVET for the individual and for society. Do we find changes in these views over the last ten years? Is it correct that TVET suffers from low esteem, appreciation and appeal? Source: Lucubrate Magazine
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Australia. The best of both worlds? Integrating VET and higher education
There is renewed interest in better aligning vocational education and training (VET) and higher education (HE). The research finds that highly integrated arrangements are difficult and expensive to develop, and often difficult to sustain. These models may be more widespread and sustainable, however, if providers are supported with the expertise and resources to undertake mapping processes, where providers and their staff in the two sectors trust and value each other, where employers value both VET and HE, and students find demands associated with integrated offerings acceptable. Source: NCVER - National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Canada. Finding the Right Job: A Skills-Based Approach to Career Planning
Disruptions to labour markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with some sectors of the economy shedding jobs and others frantically searching for workers, made one thing clear. Workers’ ability to quickly identify and take advantage of emerging employment opportunities will determine their resilience, over the short and long terms. To help Canadians make the best career and training choices, we need to develop and implement more effective information tools. Source: IRPP - Institute for Research on Public Policy
Canada. The Skills Imperative: Workforce Development Strategies Post-COVID
Canada Lags Peers in Upskilling Workers, Needs to Plug Gaps
-Canada stands below the top-performing countries in skills development, and has no comprehensive approach toward lifelong learning.
-Long-term unemployed and low-income, low-educated workers are slipping between the cracks.
-Automation, digital innovation, globalization and demographic shifts have been reshaping the labor market, leading to some long-term structural changes and redefining the skills required to maintain a productive workforce – a trend that has been amplified by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
-The authors review the shortcomings of key current programs. For example, the federal government’s Canada Training Benefit, a universal skills development program, is intended only for employed Canadians who meet eligibility criteria and could permit marginalized groups to fall through the cracks. In particular, the requirements of being employed and having a minimum income of $10,000 prevent access to the program for the unemployed and those who are out of the labour force but need skills training to get to a job. Source: C.D. Howe Institute
EU. Apprenticeship governance and in-company training: where labour market and education meet
There is an increasing shift of attention from expanding apprenticeships to improving their quality and effectiveness. This brings into focus how apprenticeship is governed for greater relevance and matching to labour market needs, and how the content of what is taught at the workplace is designed and delivered. Source: CEDEFOP - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vocational Education and Training: International Perspectives of Policy Makers and Practitioners
In a series of virtual bilateral workshops, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and their partner ministries in seven countries – Costa Rica, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Russia, South Africa, and USA – discussed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Vocational Education and Training (VET), employment, and youth. This publication documents the outcomes. The contributions range from hands-on practical reports to in-depth VET research findings, from rather analytical perspectives to policy consultancy and strategic ideas. Source: The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training
A License to Skill: Embracing the Reskilling Revolution
The long-anticipated “future of work” arrived unexpectedly in early 2020. Employers completed years of anticipated digital transformation in just a few short weeks. Many employees worked fully remote for the first time, and we saw firsthand the importance of skills of the future. Source: Cornerstone
World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022
This year’s report provides a comprehensive assessment of how the labour market recovery has unfolded across the world in response to different country measures to tackle the pandemic. It analyses global patterns, regional differences and outcomes across economic sectors and groups of workers. The report also presents projections for the expected labour market recovery. Source: ILO - International Labour Organization
A Guidebook on TVET Research: Tool Kits for TVET Practitioners
The publication aims to tackle specific concerns and topics in making research easy and understandable to the TVET sector. Topics include: Writing the Research Paper, Writing Technical Researches, Case Studies, Tracer Studies, APACC Reports, Training Needs Analysis. Source: Colombo Plan Staff College
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