Maintaining industry and pedagogical currency in VET: practitioners' voices


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Author: Tyler, Mark A.; Dymock, Darryl


An effective vocational education and training (VET) workforce that manages the learning of adults for the vocational demands of the twenty-first century requires teachers and trainers with current industry and pedagogical expertise. Research has found that approaches to maintaining industry currency and extending pedagogical expertise for VET practitioners are ad hoc and vary in effectiveness. This research focused on one large VET institutional site at which 26 VET teachers were interviewed on their perceptions of continuing professional development (CPD) and the processes and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Practitioners; Trainers; Perception; Professional development; Educational practice; Pedagogics; Education industry relationship; Case study; Public education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2019

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Also called: Maintaining industry and pedagogical currency in vocational education and training: practitioners' voices

Journal volume: 17

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2019

Pages: pp. 4-20

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

Statement of responsibility: Mark Tyler and Darryl Dymock

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 137.178

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