Digital competence and professional development of vocational education and training teachers in Queensland


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Author: Chang, Wei-Wei Marinda


The use of emerging technologies in education is rising; however, the use of these new technologies among Queensland vocational education and training (VET) teachers is largely unknown. While there have been some international and national studies on the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) and their implementation within universities and schools, there has been comparatively little research focusing on the digital competency levels of VET teachers in Australia, or how current professional development (PD) programs are addressing this capability. This study focuses on the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Technology; Workforce development; Teaching and learning; Research; Higher education; Secondary education; Tertiary education

Keywords: Competence; Professional development; Adult learning; Practitioners; Vocational teachers; Trainers; Teachers; Skill development; Comparative analysis; Skill needs; Pedagogics

Geographic subjects: Queensland; Australia; Oceania

Published: [Kelvin Grove, Queensland]: Queensland University of Technology, 2016

Physical description: 139 p.

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On cover: Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Art (Research), Faculty of Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology, 2016

Resource type: Thesis

Document number: TD/TNC 124.872

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