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Standardisation in TVET Teacher Education

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Edited By Joachim Dittrich, Jailani Md Yunos, Georg Spöttl and Masriam Bukit

Standardisation in TVET Teacher Education discusses issues connected with quality development in teacher education for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Starting from some insight in the requirements on teacher education for TVET from different regions of the world, reflections on existing standardisation approaches for TVET Teacher Education from different perspectives are presented. A number of initiatives that are already implemented in order to solve specific issues in TVET Teacher Education are described. Finally, some of the approaches and concepts that were developed in the course of the EU Asia Link cofunded project «Development of Transnational Standards for Teacher Training for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TT-TVET) with a Multidisciplinary and Industrial Orientation» are presented. The majority of contributions were presented and discussed during the «First World Congress on Teacher Education for Technical and Vocational Education and Training – Shaping TVET Teacher Education for the Changing World of Work» held in Bandung, Indonesia, in July 2008 which led to the Bandung Declaration on TVET Teacher Education.

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Bandung.Declaration.on.TVET.Teacher.Education adopted.by.the.participants.of The.First.World.Congress.on.Teacher.Education. for.Technical.and.Vocational.Education.and.Training held.in.Bandung,.Indonesia,.21st.–.23rd.July.2008 The First World Congress on Teacher Education for Technical and Vocational Education and Training dealing with the theme Shaping TVET Teacher Education for the changing world of work was held at the campus of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The congress was jointly organised by the TT-TVET project part- ners, namely: Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia; Institute Technology and Education of the University of Bremen; Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; and PPPGT/VEDC Malang. The Congress was undertaken in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia and was co-funded by the European Union’s Asia-Link Programme. Bandung.Declaration.on.TVET-Teacher.Education “Shaping.TVET-Teacher.Education.for.the.Changing.World.of.Work” Bandung,.Indonesia 21st.–.23rd.July.2008 All nations are faced with the challenge of improving their human resources to respond to social and cultural issues, national development needs, global competition, and the rapidly changing worlds of work, technology and economy. High quality initial teacher education is needed to improve and shape technical and vocational education and training (TVET), as well as further training of teachers who are already in service. Currently TVET education is developed with students that can be considered “digital” and this implies relevant transformations. Their rationality is not similar to the one from former generations. Adequate resource investment is needed in order to assist “analogic” TVET teachers understand and cope with the new digital generation. TVET teachers are increasingly involved in the shaping of TVET processes and the TVET system according to the needs...

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