What makes a good VET teacher?: views of Australian VET teachers and students

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Author: Smith, Erica; Yasukawa, Keiko


The quality of teaching in the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia has been an area of concern for much of the twenty-first century (e.g. Department of Education and Training, 2016). While much debate has taken place about ways forward, there has been little substantive progress in reforming the education and professional development of VET teachers to address quality concerns. However, in the absence of a clear consensus and articulation of what constitutes 'good VET teaching' and what is required to produce it, it is doubtful that any endeavour to improve the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training; Quality; Students; Outcomes; Qualifications; Workforce development

Keywords: Teacher training; Vocational teachers; Practitioners; Perception; Opinion; Pedagogics; TAFE; Case study

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Also called: What makes a good vocational education and training teacher?: views of Australian vocational education and training teachers and students

Journal volume: 15

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2017

Pages: pp. 23-40

ISSN: 1448-0220, 2204-0544 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 129.1079

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