ERIC Number: ED391017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Competence and the Initial and Continuing Education of NSW TAFE Teachers. A High Quality Teaching Workforce for TAFE NSW. Report Part 1.
Chappell, Clive; Melville, Bernice
This report summarizes the results of a project to develop a professional competence description for teachers in technical and further education (TAFE) in New South Wales to inform the initial and continuing educational needs of the profession. Chapter 1 discusses the conception of competence that underpins professional practice and includes a brief summary of the literature that has addressed teacher competence. Chapter 2 explores the contexts in which professional practice occurs in the TAFE environment and outlines the problems associated with drawing distinctions between the competence required of beginning and more experienced TAFE teachers. Chapter 3 outlines the research methodology used in the collection of data to develop the competence descriptions, including a workshop, questionnaire, memorable incident interviews, extended workplace interviews, and a literature review. Chapter 4 outlines the professional competence description. The description is divided into three domains of practice: adult teaching and learning, professional practice, and organizational development. Each domain is divided into a number of practice areas and includes a statement that indicates the knowledge base that underpins practice in these areas. Each practice area is described using three components: action, example, and performance guide. Appendixes show the results of the modified functional analysis, questionnaire schedule, semistructured guides for interviews, and annotations of 30 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Skills, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training (RCVET), University of Technology, Sydney, P.O. Box 123, Broadway, New South Wales 2007, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New South Wales Dept. of TAFE, Ultimo (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Technology Univ., Sydney (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales); TAFE (Australia)