ERIC Number: ED465095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Education Practitioners' Forum Summary Report (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, March 4-6, 1999) = Forum des practiciens de l'education en milieu de travail rapport sommaire (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 4 au 6 mars 1999).
Roger, Margerit; Nichol, Louise
A forum was conducted to give workplace education practitioners (WEPs) from across Canada the opportunity to have an initial discussion on WEP development and recognition. The forum included presentations by forum participants, forum discussions, and brainstorming sessions on the following and other topics: roles and working contexts of WEPs in different regions of Canada; the basic competencies required of WEPs; different methods of professional development and expertise building; common needs and interests in training and recognition; potential models for more comprehensive training and recognition; and a national communication infrastructure for WEPs. Most participants considered the forum a valuable chance to network and review the current state of workplace education. Although no decisive steps were taken, a general consensus emerged on several points. (The following items are among those appended: a list of 17 introductory readings; summaries of selected brainstorming sessions; selected definitions of workplace education; a glossary; definitions of workplace educator roles; differences and similarities between competencies of trainers and WEPs; a list of 17 ways of developing competencies; descriptions of 4 practitioner development models; a list of 6 next steps in WEP development; a list of forum participants; and selected comments from the forum evaluation questionnaire. English and French translations of all materials are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Competence, Competency Based Education, Conferences, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Labor Force Development, Professional Development, Professional Recognition, Skill Development, Stakeholders, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Role, Trainers
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada