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Call for Papers

TVET@Asia Issue 16:

TVET teacher training for the future of work and learning

TVET personnel – teachers and trainers in companies, vocational schools and other educational contexts – are crucial for enhancing and assuring the quality of vocational education and training.

Yet vocational teacher education has been facing challenges over the past few decades. Whereas the need for qualified TVET personnel is indisputable, many countries face a severe shortage of qualified TVET personnel and have therefore implemented various pathways to enter this profession. However, these personnel also need to be equipped with future-oriented competencies to provide action-oriented and work-based learning. They need to be broadly diversified and multi-professional and able to bridge the gap between vocational theory and practice as work-based and action-oriented learning is increasingly required (Lipsmeier 2013).

They also need to develop competences to integrate learners from different educational, social and cultural backgrounds.

Nowadays, in light of manifold global disruptions, TVET personnel face the additional challenge of providing relevant, learner-centred training amid groundbreaking changes in the world of work and to strengthen TVET’s responsiveness to current and future skills needs (UNESCO-UNEVOC 2019). Not only do they need to upgrade their teaching and learning approaches in light of new demands resulting from economic and technical transformations (e.g., digitalization, 4th industrial revolution, etc.), but they also need to strengthen students’ resilience and capacity to cope during mounting social, economic and ecological crises. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an unprecedented push towards e-learning, which will likely have a sustained impact on how learning is organized as well as the need to make learning material accessible.

The editors invite authors interested in the future of TVET teacher education and training to contribute to this 16th issue of TVET@Asia. We encourage submissions on not only the (pre-service and in-service) training of teachers in vocational schools and colleges, but also competence development of trainers in companies and other learning environments (including online and blended learning).

The articles (10-15 pages) may be research-, practice- or policy-based.


Open to any interested author.


  1. Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words, a short CV/profile (half page) and a list of selected publications to the editorial board via by July 31st, 2020. Please use “form-abstract_tvet-online.docx” and “profile.docx” which you find with other forms for download at
  2. Notification of abstract acceptance: August 15th, 2020
  3. Submit a full draft paper by September 31st, 2020;
  4. Notification of acceptance and peer review until October 31th, 2020
  5. Send the finalised and formatted paper by November 30th, 2020
  6. Tentative publication date: December 2020 / January 2021

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Sincerely yours,

Editors, Issue 16

Anne Busian, Shyamal Majumdar, Thomas Schröder, Gita Subrahmanyam

Editors, Issue 16:


Lipsmeier, A. (2013). Approaches towards enhanced praxis-orientation in vocational teacher education (VTE). In: TVET@Asia, issue 2, 1-18. Online:

UNESCO-UNEVOC (2019): Background Note – Virtual conference on the Future of TVET Teaching and Learning. Online:

The following files are to download at

> the template for the article template_TVETAsia_i16.docx

> the form for the abstract form-abstract_tvet-online.docx

> the full Call for Papers for Issue 16: CfP_Issue-16_TVETAsia.pdf


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