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Focus Highlight In Vpet: Curriculum And Pedagogy, Stephen Billett 2017 School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Australia

Focus Highlight In Vpet: Curriculum And Pedagogy, Stephen Billett

VPET International Conference

As the nature of occupations and requirements for work are constantly transforming, student needs and aspirations undergo corresponding changes, making it important to consider and potentially reform Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) curriculum, pedagogy and practices. This includes a reconsideration of the aims of VPET provision, the type, importance and range of experiences being afforded students (i.e., curriculum practices) and how these experiences can be enriched to optimise learning (i.e., pedagogic practices). One clear point of departure is that the learning experiences of VPET students cannot be restricted to activities within vocational education institutions or those ...


Guided Tour Of Worldskills Hong Kong Competition And Carnival, - - 2017 Vocational Training Council

Guided Tour Of Worldskills Hong Kong Competition And Carnival, - -

VPET International Conference

No abstract provided.


Focus Highlight In Vpet: Stem And Their Relevance For Vet In Germany, Birgit Thomann 2017 Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany

Focus Highlight In Vpet: Stem And Their Relevance For Vet In Germany, Birgit Thomann

VPET International Conference

The presentation gives an overview of the present situation and future development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in vocational education and training (VET) in Germany. To the German economy and its successful performance, qualifications and competences in the field of STEM are of utmost importance. Its USP is based to a great extent on high-tech applications in the manufacturing industry. For companies belonging to this sector, STEM qualifications are essential to remain successful competitors. Given this understanding, STEM is not merely an additional topic for VET; rather it is immanent to the German VET system and key to ...


Keynote Speech: Creating Stem Power, Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya 2017 Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), United Kingdom

Keynote Speech: Creating Stem Power, Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

VPET International Conference

In his presentation Lord Bhattacharyya will draw on his personal experience as a graduate apprentice and founder of Warwick Manufacturing Group, where for almost 40 years he has bought together academic rigour with industrial relevance.Lord Bhattacharyya will argue that despite the huge variety of challenges different countries and sectors face, the need for vocational STEM skills is near universal. From his experience and knowledge Lord Bhattacharyya will suggest that at the heart of any successful response to this challenge lies a simple principle - that vocational STEM education needs to put real work experience, opportunity and knowledge first. Such a ...


Keynote Speech: Partnership And Collaboration Among Vpet Institutions In Asia Pacific Region, Shyamal Majumdar 2017 UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, Germany

Keynote Speech: Partnership And Collaboration Among Vpet Institutions In Asia Pacific Region, Shyamal Majumdar

VPET International Conference

Our time is an era of transitions. This is also a time of turbulence as well as time of challenges. The challenges which threaten the economy, society and the environment are numerous, complex and interconnected. In spite of significant economic and social progress till date, high youth unemployment, social disparities and environmental degradations create challenges for all countries. These challenges threaten human security, dignity and social cohesion. Peace is fragile. Large number of people in this world still suffers from poverty, hunger and inequalities. Addressing such challenges needs integrated global developmental goals. Global goals require universal solidarity, international dialogue and ...


Conclusion Of Day 1, Margarita Pavlova 2017 UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong)

Conclusion Of Day 1, Margarita Pavlova

VPET International Conference

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Focus Highlight In Vpet: Governance And Performance, Peter Noonan 2017 Mitchell Institute for Health and Education, Australia

Focus Highlight In Vpet: Governance And Performance, Peter Noonan

VPET International Conference

This presentation will consider various evolving models for vocational education and training (VET) system governance and their relationship to VET system performance. Governance is defined broadly to include how power is exercised, who exercises the power and governance models relevant to VET, including co-governance with industry, governance in federal systems such as Australia and Germany, and devolved governance (such as the various levels of autonomy of training providers and institutions). The differences in planned versus market-based systems and the intersection between governance in VET and other systems (schools and higher education) will also be considered. System performance will then be ...


Focus Highlight In Vpet: Dual Vet: A Success Factor For The Swiss Economy, Cornelia Oertle 2017 Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET), Switzerland

Focus Highlight In Vpet: Dual Vet: A Success Factor For The Swiss Economy, Cornelia Oertle

VPET International Conference

Switzerland has topped the Global Competitiveness Index for the seventh consecutive year and, according to the Global Innovation Index, has the most innovative economy. Various factors contribute to these scores. Education is certainly one. An education system that produces an appropriate mix of skills and grades is crucial to maintaining a low youth unemployment rate and to enhancing a country's economic competitiveness. This means offering a wide range of high-quality education and training programmes at the secondary and tertiary levels, and improving the fit between the competencies of graduates and the needs of the labour market. Switzerland boasts an ...


Focus Highlight In Vpet: Skill Development And Economic Growth, Sandra McNally 2017 Centre for Vocational Education Research, The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Focus Highlight In Vpet: Skill Development And Economic Growth, Sandra Mcnally

VPET International Conference

There is good evidence of a strong positive relationship between skills and economic growth. It is a stronger relationship than that between educational qualifications and growth. Furthermore, skills shortages persist in countries such as the UK, even though there has been a large increase in the number of people with tertiary-level qualifications. This must be addressed at all levels of education policy. It is also important to consider economic changes, such as technological developments, when considering what skills are needed for economic growth. For example, much of the economic literature shows the importance of skill-biased technological change and its consequences ...


Keynote Speech: Skills Agenda In Major Economies, Andreas Schleicher 2017 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

Keynote Speech: Skills Agenda In Major Economies, Andreas Schleicher

VPET International Conference

No abstract provided.


Welcome Speech, C.Y. Leung 2017 HKSAR

Welcome Speech, C.Y. Leung

VPET International Conference

No abstract provided.


Vocational Training In A Developing Country, Dan Waters 2017 HK Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Vocational Training Council

Vocational Training In A Developing Country, Dan Waters

Dr. Dan Waters

Range of scope: The dissertation deals with the vocational training of operatives and craft level personnel, together with related factors, in developing countries. It has a four-fold aim. These are: (a) To examine the needs for operative and craft level manpower education and training in developing countries. (b) The consideration of related factors such as intermediate technology, local conditions and environment. (c) The comparison and relationship of vocational training needs in developing countries with established practices in developed countries. (d) To lay down general principles and recommendations in relation to the above. Main findings: One of the prime needs of ...


Hong Kong Industrial History: Brief Account Of The Accompanying Role Played By Technical Education And Training, Dan Waters 2017 HK Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Vocational Training Council

Hong Kong Industrial History: Brief Account Of The Accompanying Role Played By Technical Education And Training, Dan Waters

Dr. Dan Waters

No abstract provided.


Hong Kong Industrial History: Brief Account Of The Accompanying Role Played By Technical Education And Training: Part Two, Dan Waters 2017 HK Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Vocational Training Council

Hong Kong Industrial History: Brief Account Of The Accompanying Role Played By Technical Education And Training: Part Two, Dan Waters

Dr. Dan Waters

No abstract provided.


Address Speech For The Joint Prize-Giving Ceremony Of The Caritas Prevocational Schools, Dan Waters 2017 HK Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Vocational Training Council

Address Speech For The Joint Prize-Giving Ceremony Of The Caritas Prevocational Schools, Dan Waters

Dr. Dan Waters

Address by D. D. Waters, J. P., Assistant Director of Education (Technical) at the City Hall on 22nd July, 1980, on the occasion of the Joint Prize-giving Ceremony of the Caritas Prevocational Schools.


The Future Role Of The Training Officer In Hong Kong, Dan Waters 2017 HK Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Vocational Training Council

The Future Role Of The Training Officer In Hong Kong, Dan Waters

Dr. Dan Waters

Introduction: I have been asked by the Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong branch of the Royal Society of Health to write a paper on any subject relating to the work of our society. This embraces health and welfare, in a wide variety of forms, leading into many varied professions thus making the choice of subjects almost endless. My topic dealing with the role of the training officer, chosen I hasten to add after long deliberations, should, I feel, be of increasing interest to most professions. There is no doubt that in the future the training officer will be far ...


The Development Of Technical Education In Hong Kong And Opportunities For Prevocational School Leavers, Dan Waters 2017 HK Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Vocational Training Council

The Development Of Technical Education In Hong Kong And Opportunities For Prevocational School Leavers, Dan Waters

Dr. Dan Waters

Paper presented by D.D. Waters, J. P., Assistant Director of Education (Technical) at a seminar held at Caritas, Caine Road, for new prevocational school teachers; Thursday, 30th August, 1979.


A Speech Of English For Specific Purposes (Esp), Dan Waters 2017 HK Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Vocational Training Council

A Speech Of English For Specific Purposes (Esp), Dan Waters

Dr. Dan Waters

Talk by D. D. Waters, J. P., Assistant Director of Education (Technical) at the seminar "Design of Courses of English for Specific Purposes", for teachers in technical institutes, held on Wednesday, 11th June 1980 at 9.30 a.m. at the Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute. Seminar was organised by Technical Teachers' College.


A Speech Of Challenges On Teaching Technical Courses In The Medium Of Chinese, Dan Waters 2017 HK Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Vocational Training Council

A Speech Of Challenges On Teaching Technical Courses In The Medium Of Chinese, Dan Waters

Dr. Dan Waters

Talk by D. D. Waters, J. P., Assistant Director of Education (Technical) at the seminar "Design of Courses of English for Specific Purposes", for teachers in technical institutes, held on Saturday, 21st June 1980 commencing at 9.30 a.m. at the Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute. Paper talks about the technical Chinese usage, development and the challenge in Hong Kong technical institutes.


A Brief History Of Technical Education In Hong Kong 1863 To 1980: A Paper Presented On The Occasion Of The 30th Anniversary: 12 October 2000, Dan Waters 2017 HK Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Vocational Training Council

A Brief History Of Technical Education In Hong Kong 1863 To 1980: A Paper Presented On The Occasion Of The 30th Anniversary: 12 October 2000, Dan Waters

Dr. Dan Waters

As someone who in the 1970s was given the sobriquet of "Mr. Technical Institute", I am proud and deeply honoured to be invited to address you all today. The occasion is Mirrison Hill Technical Institute's (MHTI) 30th Anniversary, which falls in this, so called, Millennium Year...


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