Wednesday, December 21, 2011


International conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-13 December 2011

With the advent of rapid globalization, emergence of information and communication technology (ICT) and international and regional competitions, significant challenges are faced by the education systems in the changing world of work, calling for the reorientation of Educators’ development, particularly in the TVET sector.

Within this context, the international conference on Preparing TVET educators for the Next Generation aims to reflect on the significance of global challenges in TVET Educators’ development. The meeting, which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 12-13 December 2011, is organized by Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education(CPSC) (Manila, Philippines), UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre (Bonn, Germany), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ) (Magdeburg, Germany) and the Department of Polytechnic Education, Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia), and in collaboration with various partner organizations through EDUEXPO 2011.

The international conference will be attended by experts representing CPSC member countries in the Asia-Pacific region, national policy makers, curriculum planners and teacher educators, as well as the UNEVOC Network members. UNESCO-UNEVOC furthermore invited experts from the 5 different regions to also participate in the debate. The international conference has been designed to promote regional coordination and synergy, and its wide scope will ensure “TVET Educators’ Development” becomes a key part of the agenda to be followed for greening TVET.

Considering the recommendations made by decision makers and educators during previous UNESCO-UNEVOC International Consultation Meetings, the international conference aims to:

Reflect on the significance of global challenges in TVET Educators’ development;
Examine the emerging issues and challenges in TVET in training and developing educators;
Share innovative concepts and models in TVET Educators’ training and development; and
Promote best practices and approaches in TVET Educators’ development through cross-sharing of experiences.

Through this international conference, the quad partite organizers and its partner institutions strive to stimulate efforts and participation in discussions among decision makers, policy implementers, senior administrators, curriculum developers, and academic professionals to build awareness and information on emerging issues and cooperation frameworks for TVET Educators’ development

The meeting is expected to lead to policy recommendations regarding the strengthening of teacher education and training in view of the changing world of work, followed by a plan of action on how to implement the recommendations.

Information about the conference


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