Dr.Gert Loose

TVET Researcher and Government Adviser

University Bremen

UBC, Center for Technology, Work and TVET


Issue 4

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Articles byGert Loose

Securing quality in TVET – A compendium of “best practices”: fourteen main principles for the improvement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Worldwide high-tech work-processes require well trained individuals and industrial nations compete in designing concepts of training which can match the challenges of successful performance at the place of work. For the basic design of these concepts we need a symbiosis of assessment-oriented and experience-oriented training as the presently two leading models of training worldwide. Or in other words: we need to employ “intelligent standards” as reliable benchmarks and we need to involve practical experience in training as the target level for acquiring the competences required today.

Work-Process Based Development of Curricula: A Framework

Education and vocational education have to be finally presented in an operational form i.e. in a curriculum. In any case, when it comes to Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET), five components are highly relevant as the pillars for a vocational system:

−     Relationship with the private sector,

−     Curricula and occupational standards

−     Teacher training and further (in-service) training of teaching staff,

−     Conducting research and networking with other institutions,

−     Positive values and esteem for work and for training.

These five pillars render the structure when it comes to quality-based training and education.

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