Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Further Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Skills for Innovation Hubs | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
Organized by UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training and moderated by Gita Subrahmanyam
The UNESCO Recommendation concerning technical and vocational education and training (TVET) (2015) highlights the role of teachers and instructors in improving the overall quality and relevance of TVET systems and training provisions. The recommendation focuses on the importance of making technical and vocational education and training ‘future ready’ and accordingly preparing the teaching staff for designing and implementing quality TVET.
Ongoing TVET reforms have resulted in the expansion of support mechanisms for teaching staff in many countries, specifically concerning new pedagogies, curricula and use of technologies. However, various dimensions of the future of TVET teaching and learning are yet to be fully unpacked.
This virtual conference gathered knowledge, insights, experiences and promising practices from the international TVET community on the future of TVET teaching and learning in the context of global disruptions and a rapidly changing labour market. The conference explored what skills were likely to be needed for the future of work and what steps TVET systems needed to be take – at policy, provision and practitioner levels – to prepare teachers and trainers to deliver these skills. The discussions focused on four broad areas that have been identified as crucial for 21st century skills development: green skills, ICT/digital skills, entrepreneurship and education for sustainable development (with a focus on global citizenship, equity and innovation). However, inputs from participants falling outside of these areas were also welcome.
The virtual conference engaged participants to: