Preparing vocational teachers and trainers by Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)Teachers and in-company trainers are central to vocational education and training (VET), as they support the school-to-work transitions of learners from diverse backgrounds. VET teachers develop learners' skills in school-based settings, while in-company trainers support learners during their time in work-based learning. Countries use different strategies to ensure an adequate supply of well-prepared VET teachers and trainers. This report focuses on two aspects: entry requirements for the VET teaching and training profession to ensure quality and consistency; and initial education and training for VET teachers and trainers to ensure that they are well-prepared when taking up their role. It draws lessons from policies and practices in Canada, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway for developing a skilled teaching and training workforce through entry requirements and training, while maintaining sufficient flexibility.
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Teaching International Students in Vocational Education by Ly Thi TranThis is a unique resource designed to support vocational education teachers in addressing the distinctive learning characteristics of international students, while also preparing domestic students for global skills mobility in the 'Asian Century.' Based upon empirical data collected through observation and interviews with teachers and program managers in diverse settings, the book expounds on several evidence-based, highly effective, pedagogical approaches, including: competency-based training * the intercultural approach * an English language and vocational learning integration approach * the perspective transformation approach * the value-added approach * the 'Ubuntu' approach * work-based learning * flexible and divergent pedagogy. Well grounded in theories about teaching and learning in vocational and international education, many of these approaches focus on developing the learner's ability to consider the broader issues in an intercultural context, to capitalize on prior experience, and to adapt vocational skills to workplace settings in different nations. The underpinning theory is brought to life with real-world examples, 'Implications for Practice' boxes, insights from teachers, as well as reflective questions throughout the book. Ultimately, the book offers practical approaches to teaching and learning that will benefit not only international students, but also domestic students who gain from the enriched learning environment in which diverse cultural knowledge, skills, and attributes are shared. It provides a good balance of practice examples and conceptual knowledge underpinning effective pedagogical approaches, relevant to readers at both a practical and scholarly level.