Addressing the challenge of scholarship and industry currency in vocational education: a pilot

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A vocational education (VE) teacher's identity is intrinsically linked to the industry from which they first drew the practical knowledge that is applied in their teaching. Maintaining industry currency is then essential to how a VE teacher designs curriculum and ensures relevant, valid and authentic assessment. It is also a mandated requirement that vocational teachers provide evidence of how they maintain their industry knowledge and how they grow their capability as educators. Maintenance of both industry currency and educational capabilities provides a significant challenge to VE...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Research; Industry; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Workforce development

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Practitioners; Pilot project; Action research; Education industry relationship; Curriculum development; Educational practice; Professional development; Capacity building

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: AVETRA, 2017

Physical description: 12 p. (paper) + 23 slides (presentation)

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Conference number: 20th

Date: 2017

Place: Melbourne, Victoria

Related items: TD/TNC 129.147

ISBN: 9780980527537

The full listing of papers and presentations is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 129.147.

Resource type: Conference

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 129.168

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