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Issue #3 - October 2020

Editorial

Dear readers,

This year has been a particularly difficult time to be a teacher. In many cases, teachers have been called upon to conduct online lessons without adequate training, resources or support. According to a joint ILO-UNESCO-World Bank Survey on TVET and skills development during the time of COVID-19, nearly a third of all respondents did not use distance learning at all prior to the pandemic, and another third used it only occasionally. Yet through individual and collective action, teachers have managed to create new learning environments for their students. Despite the inherent challenges, the rapid transition to online classes has spurred a capacity for innovation and creativity within the teaching community.

In recognition of these achievements, this year’s World Teachers’ Day will be celebrated with the theme “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. To mark the occasion, UNESCO and its partners are inviting education stakeholders to participate in a week-long series of interactive virtual events that examine what teacher leadership means in the context of Education 2030.

Amid ongoing reflections on the future of the profession, UNESCO-UNEVOC has published a study on the future of TVET teaching. The study identifies ten trends shaping the knowledge, skills and essential competencies for the delivery of quality TVET. These trends point towards a need for TVET systems to become more future-focused, resilient and responsive to align with current shifts taking place in teaching and training methods.

Best wishes from the UNESCO-UNEVOC team

Latest News

29 September 2020
Taking UNEVOC TVET Country Profiles to the next level
UNESCO-UNEVOC has relaunched its TVET Country Profiles in a dynamic new format. The first stage of the relaunch shows relevant TVET statistics for more than 180 countries. In the second stage in November, TVET system diagrams will be added, and by the end of the year, users can expect to see complete profiles with full data.
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24 September 2020
World Teachers' Day
The theme of World Teachers’ Day 2020 is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, take stock of achievements, and amplify the voices of teachers.
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16 September 2020
Skills In Action photo competition
Submit your photos that capture how TVET is equipping young people with skills for the future. The photos should focus on TVET for a sustainable future, preparing for a digitalized world, and skills for inclusive growth.

Deadline for submissions: 30 October 2020
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16 July 2020
UNESCO-UNEVOC matches TVET learners with training
UNESCO's newly launched Global Skills Academy aims to equip one million young people with employability skills by matching training opportunities offered by partners with the needs of TVET institutions. UNESCO-UNEVOC will facilitate the matching process by leveraging partnerships with over 250 UNEVOC Centres in more than 165 countries.



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Updates from the UNEVOC Network

24 September 2020
CONIF publishes e-book on COVID-19 response
The e-book features reports on activities developed by teachers, administrative staff, students and volunteers to help Brazil’s fight against COVID-19.
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22 September 2020
UNEVOC Centres implement digital training programmes
Three of the winning projects for the Special Edition of the UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme 2020 focus on building the capacities of TVET teachers to utilize technology-supported strategies.
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Promoting quality in TVET using technology

A practical guide
Technology has altered many aspects of life, including education and training. As a result of technological developments, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has become more accessible to students, and the quality of education and ...

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Trends mapping - Future of TVET teaching

The following report presents the results of the trends mapping study on the future of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teaching, conducted by UNESCO-UNEVOC. The study aimed to engage the international TVET community to: (i) im ...

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Skills development for renewable energy and energy efficient jobs

Discussion paper on solar energy demands
The transition to greener economies requires action on the different dimensions of sustainability. The rational use of energy can play a crucial role in a country’s contribution to the global sustainable future. Technical and vocational educati ...

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12 October 2020
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2020 - Online edition
Mobile Learning Week is devoted to the theme of Beyond Disruption: Technology Enabled Learning Futures. MLW 2020 is set against the backdrop of COVID-19 education disruption and response, and will shine a light on prospects for technology-enabled futures of learning.
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