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ERIC Number: ED560512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-9-2950-7172-8
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Vocational Pedagogy; What It Is, Why It Matters and How to Put It into Practice. Report of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference, 12-26 May 2014
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Around the world technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is widely seen as having a key role in promoting both economic and socio-economic growth, increasing productivity, empowering citizens and alleviating poverty. Yet the quality of TVET in terms of learner outcomes and teaching inputs is variable. In some countries this unhelpful inconsistency is being addressed through the use of accountability regimes to validate the quality of provision, in others through increased professionalization and training of the TVET workforce. Other methods of improving TVET include investment in buildings and equipment, better engagement of employers in the process of curriculum development, the use of smart technologies and the development of formative assessment practices. The objective of the two-week virtual conference on Vocational Pedagogy on the e-Forum was to explore vocational pedagogy--what it is, why it matters and how teachers can put it into practice. Between 12 to 26 May 2014, 197 Participants from 65 different countries virtually attended the online conference. The discussion focused on four broad topic areas: (1) Aspects of vocational pedagogy of most interest to participants; (2) The concept of signature pedagogies; (3) Why a broad conception of TVET matters; and (4) The qualities of a great TVET teacher and how these can be cultivated. [The conference was moderated by Bill Lucas.]
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. UN Campus, Hermann-Ehlers-Strasse 10, 53113 Bonn, Germany. Tel: +49-228-8150-100; Fax: +49-228-8150-199; e-mail: info@unevoc.unesco.org; Web site: http://www.unevoc.net
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Germany)