International Perspectives On Teachers And Lecturers In Technical And Vocational Education

Author: Philipp Grollmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402057040
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This book provides insight into the history and current status of teaching in technical and vocational education across a broad range of countries. It contains studies of the profiles of teachers and lecturers and their educational practices. An overarching introduction embeds the content of the book into the current global context of Technical and Vocational Education and Training. This is the first substantial volume on the topic in 30 years.

Scientific Knowledge And The Transgression Of Boundaries

Author: Bettina-Johanna Krings
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658144491
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The aim of this book is to understand and critically appraise science-based transgression dynamics in their whole complexity. It includes contributions from experts with different disciplinary backgrounds, such as philosophy, history and sociology. Thus, it is in itself an example of boundary transgression.Scientific disciplines and their objects have tended to be seen as permanent and distinct. However, science is better conceived as an activity that constantly surpasses, erases and rebuilds all kinds of boundaries, either disciplinary, socio-ethical or ecological. This transgressive capacity, a characteristic trait of science and its applications, defines us as “knowledge societies.” However, scientific and technological developments are also sources of serious environmental and social concerns.

International Handbook Of Education For The Changing World Of Work

Author: Rupert Maclean
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402052812
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This six-volume handbook covers the latest practice in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It presents TVET models from all over the world, reflections on the best and most innovative practice, and dozens of telling case studies. The handbook presents the work of established as well as the most promising young researchers and features unrivalled coverage of developments in research, policy and practice in TVET.

Global Perspectives On Recognising Non Formal And Informal Learning

Author: Madhu Singh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319152785
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This book deals with the relevance of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning education and training, the workplace and society. In an increasing number of countries, it is at the top of the policy and research agenda ranking among the possible ways to redress the glaring lack of relevant academic and vocational qualifications and to promote the development of competences and certification procedures which recognise different types of learning, including formal, non-formal and informal learning. The aim of the book is therefore to present and share experience, expertise and lessons in such a way that enables its effective and immediate use across the full spectrum of country contexts, whether in the developing or developed world. It examines the importance of meeting institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; it shows why recognition is important and clarifies its usefulness and the role it serves in education, working life and voluntary work; it emphasises the importance of the coordination, interests, motivations, trust and acceptance by all stakeholders. The volume is also premised on an understanding of a learning society, in which all social and cultural groups, irrespective of gender, race, social class, ethnicity, mental health difficulties are entitled to quality learning throughout their lives. Overall the thrust is to see the importance of recognising non-formal and informal learning as part of the larger movement for re-directing education and training for change. This change is one that builds on an equitable society and economy and on sustainable development principles and values such as respect for others, respect for difference and diversity, exploration and dialogue.

Chaos Complexity And Leadership 2016

Author: Şefika Şule Erçetin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319645544
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This book covers the proceedings from the 2016 International Symposium on Chaos, Complexity and Leadership, and reflects current research results of chaos and complexity studies and their applications in various fields. Included are research papers in the fields of applied nonlinear methods, modeling of data and simulations, as well as theoretical achievements of chaos and complex systems. Also discussed are leadership and management applications of chaos and complexity theory.

Vocational Teacher Education In Central Asia

Author: Jens Drummer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319730932
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This open access volume presents papers on vocational education, project-based learning and science didactic approaches, illustrating with sample cases, and with a special focus on Central Asian states. Thematically embedded in the area of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the book examines the following main topics: project-based learning (PBL), specific didactics with a linkage to food technologies and laboratory didactics, media and new technologies in TVET, evaluation of competencies including aspects of measurement, examination issues, and labour market and private sector issues in TVET, and research methods with a focus on empirical research and the role of scientific networks. It presents outcomes from TVET programmes at various universities, colleges, and teacher training institutes in Central Asia.

International Handbook Of Technology Education

Author: Marc de Vries
Publisher: Sense Publishers
ISBN: 9077874062
Size: 54.12 MB
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"This volume ... offers a unique, worldwide collection of national surveys into the developments of technology education in the past two decades. For twenty-two countries from five continents the major changes of this school subject are described by experts that have been involved in these changes for many years themselves. The studies deal with national curricula, teacher education programs, educational research into effects of technology education, and practical issue at classroom level".

A Breakthrough In Vocational And Technical Education

Author: Song Seng Law
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814616435
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There has been much international effort to improve or transform Vocational and Technical Education (VTE). However, the outcomes often remain elusive. VTE continues to be largely shunned by society as a sector of education for low-achievers and academic failures. A Breakthrough in VTE: The Singapore Story shares the Singapore experience that was made possible through strategic planning, organisational excellence, innovation and ingenuity. It is a compelling story of how the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) began to transform lives and change its image over a period of fifteen years (1992–2007). This book, based on a first-hand CEO account, vividly captures the sort of leadership, policy choices, fundamental principles and capabilities in the journey of transformation. The details of the "what, when, how and why" are a valuable guide for leaders and practitioners in building quality and sustainable VTE systems which are responsive to social and economic needs. Contents:The Early Beginnings:Historical PerspectivesDynamics and ChallengesAligning Education with Economic DevelopmentVocational Training under the former VITBJourney of Transformation:Move Towards Organisational ExcellenceThe Three Waves of TransformationStrategic Planning Makes a DifferenceChanging the ImageITE: A World-Class Educational InstitutionImplications for Developing Countries:Some Lessons on Building Quality and SustainabilityConcluding Reflections Readership: Leaders in governments, Ministries and related agencies overseeing vocational and technical education and training, skills development and manpower training; Professors, teaching staff and students in teacher education and training universities and colleges; Principals, heads of departments and senior staff in Vocational and Technical Education institutions and schools; General readers who have an interest in the transformation of organisations, including leadership, strategic planning, and organisational excellence. Key Features:A compelling story based on a first-hand CEO account on how an educational institution was transformed into a global leader in vocational and technical educationAn acute analysis with an international perspective in understanding the dynamics and challenges in vocational and technical educationA valuable source of fundamental principles, lessons and success factors underlying the "what, when, how and why" of transformationA useful guide towards building quality and sustainable vocational and technical education systems with implications for developing countriesKeywords:Breakthrough;Education;Vocational;Technical;Singapore;ITE;Transformation;Organisational Excellence;Image change;Manpower DevelopmentReviews: "Recognising that no one vocational training model can be transported wholesale from one country to another, this book provides a great service by highlighting the important issues that any successful system has to address. With this insightful book, Dr Law has now made it much easier for other countries to learn from and adapt Singapore's experience. This is invaluable to everyone keen on promoting economic transformation, particularly in Africa." Dr Yaw Ansu Chief Economist, African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and Former Director for Human Development, the Africa Region, the World Bank "Dr Law's acute analysis of the Singapore long-term education policy towards technical education goes far beyond theoretical considerations. It opens credible and practical ways all policy-makers in charge of education and of economic affairs would be well inspired to reflect upon if not to adopt. A great achievement indeed!" Dr Jean-Etienne Berset Director General University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland "This book is indeed a 'must' for all policy-makers and experts who wish to develop their country into a modern, competitive nation. Many countries are inspired by the German model of 'dual training' in apprenticeship. The Singapore story shows that an individually adapted institution-based training model can be just as successful. It is an alternative pathway to success — not only for a nation but also for the individual." Hartmut Mattes Minister Advisor, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Baden-Württemberg, Germany A remarkable story of how Singapore's technical and vocational institutes once shunned by school leavers became an international award-winning system offering a pathway to skilled jobs for nearly a quarter of the country's school cohort. The 'what, when, how and why' account of what was done to achieve this result during Dr Law's tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is both exhilarating and encouraging. I highly recommend the book to all who wish to distil lessons from Singapore's experience in technical and vocational education and training." Tan Jee Peng Former Advisor Education Department, Human Development Network, World Bank

Competence Based Vocational And Professional Education

Author: Martin Mulder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319417134
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of extant literature on competence-based vocational and professional education since the introduction of the competence concept in the 1950s. To structure the fi eld, the book distinguishes between three approaches to defi ning competence, based on 1.functional behaviourism, 2. integrated occupationalism, and 3. situated professionalism. It also distinguishes between two ways of operationalizing competence: 1. behaviour-oriented generic, and 2. task-oriented specifi c competence. Lastly, it identifi es three kinds of competencies, related to: 1. specific activities, 2. known jobs, and 3. the unknown future. Competence for the unknown future must receive more attention, as our world is rapidly evolving and there are many ‘glocal’ challenges which call for innovation and a profound transformation of policies and practices. Th e book presents a range of diff erent approaches to competence-based education, and demonstrates that competencebased education is a worldwide innovation, which is institutionalized in various ways. It presents the major theories and policies, specifi c components of educational systems, such as recognition, accreditation, modelling and assessment, and developments in discipline-oriented and transversal competence domains. Th e book concludes by synthesizing the diff erent perspectives with the intention to contribute to further improving vocational and professional education policy and practice. Joao Santos, Deputy Head of Unit C5, Vocational Training and Adult Education, Directorate General for Employment, Social Aff airs and Inclusion, European Commission: “This comprehensive work on competence-based education led by Martin Mulder, provides an excellent and timely contribution to the current debate on a New Skills Agenda for Europe, and the challenge of bridging the employment and education and training worlds closer together. Th is book will infl uence our work aimed at improving the relevance of vocational education to support initial and continuing vocational education and training policy and practice aimed at strengthening the key competencies for the 21st century.” Prof. Dr. Reinhold Weiss, Deputy President and Head of the Research, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Bonn, Germany: “This book illustrates that the idea and concept of competence is not only a buzzword in educational debates but key to innovative pedagogical thinking as well as educational practice.” Prof. Dr. Johanna Lasonen, College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA: "Competence-based Vocational and Professional Education is one of the most important multi-disciplinary book in education and training. Th is path-breaking book off ers a timely, rich and global perspective on the fi eld. Th e book is a good resource for practitioners, policymakers and researchers."

The Transformation Of Vocational Education And Training Vet In The Baltic States Survey Of Reforms And Developments

Author: Frank Bünning
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402043420
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Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, among the newest member states of the European Union, are part of the "Copenhagen process," the EU’s training and education initiative. These nations have enjoyed special attention in European Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy. This book reviews and analyses reforms in VET and its applications. The book will benefit researchers studying VET in the Baltic states, and in the broader context of internationalisation.