Friday, October 16, 2015

My suggestions on UNESCO's guiding princiles for TVET for 2016-21

My comments to some specific queries on UNESCO's guiding principles for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for 2016-21, shared at the recently conducted (28 September to 3 October 2015) online meeting to suggest UNESCO’s TVET strategy for 2016-2021.


What do you think should be the guiding principles of UNESCO's TVET strategy for 2016-21?

  1. Industry-academia linkage
  2. Participation of industry in the entire life-cycle of TVET programmes
  3. Consolidation of best practices and facilitation of adoption
  4. Flexibility of learning
  5. Assured mobility of students from 'the institute to the industry'
  6. Horizontal and vertical linkages to other streams of education


What should be the key high level aims of TVET? What should be it's vision for the future?

For the industry by the industry

What specifically do you think UNESCO's role(s) should in developing TVET in, and for, the future?

  1. Convergence of efforts and resources
  2. Facilitation of industry participation
  3. Facilitate an enabling environment for standardization
  4. Facilitation of trans-border  collaboration
  5. Encouraging the production of related OER and its popularization
 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Different strategies for each letter in TVET


One of my suggestions on TVET strategy, during the recently conducted (28 September to 3 October 2015) online meeting to suggest UNESCO’s TVET strategy for 2016-2021


Actually T and V are different (in TVET Technical and Vocational Education and Training). Similarly E and T are also different. T can address basic sciences and technologies, but V should address cutting edge skills for the industry. Similarly, E can be for a longer duration, it means the pedagogy and the transaction environment can stay stable for longer duration. But T  has to be dynamic to cop up with the changing industry. The pedagogy, training infrastructure every thing should be driven by that change. Therefore I would suggest that, the top priority should be to develop different strategies tor T,V,E & T and harmonize it.