Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Technological Vocational Education and Training

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Technology and Entrepreneurship Education

DESCRIPTION This study-unit focuses on technological vocational education and training within local and international contexts. Focusing on the Maltese context, the unit presents a historical overview to date of educational structures adopted for technological vocational education and training and analyses the pedagogy and methods used for competence building and assessment.

The unit discusses technological vocational education from the perspective of prospective employers and the nation’s economic, political and educational demands. The unit also analyses diversities between the class culture and the work culture and discusses the challenges involved when students experience the transition from class to work.

Study-unit Aims:

The aims of this study-unit are to:
- Present a pedagogy for technical vocational education.
- Present methods for competence building and assessment.
- Analyse diversities between and transitions into the class culture and the work culture.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Refer to current local educational structures that support technological vocational education and training.
- Discuss and evaluate a pedagogy for technological vocational education.
- Discuss diverse perspectives about technological vocational education e.g. students, educators, industrial employers, politicians etc.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Apply a vocational pedagogy for knowledge within technological vocational subject domains.
- Plan the development of competencies within technological vocational education.
- Plan the assessment of competencies within technological vocational education.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Texts:

Lucas, B., Spencer, E., & Claxton, G. (2012). How to Teach Vocational Education: A theory of vocational pedagogy.

Lauglo, J., & Maclean, R. (Eds.). (2005). Vocationalisation of Secondary Education Revisited: Springer.

Maclean, R., & Wilson, D. N. (Eds.). (2009). International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work: Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning: Springer, UNEVOC.

Pavlova, M. (2008). Technology and Vocational Education for Sustainable Development: Empowering Individuals for the Future (Vol. 10): Springer Science and Business Media.

Rauner, F., Heinemann, L., Maurer, A., & Haasler, B. (2013). Competence Development and Assessment in TVET (COMET): Springer.

Rauner, F., & Smith, E. (Eds.). (2010). Rediscovering Apprenticeship: Research Findings of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) (Vol. 11): Springer.

Supplementary Readings:

Grollmann, P., & Rauner, F. (Eds.). (2007). International Perspectives on Teachers and Lecturers in Technical and Vocational Education (Vol. 7): Springer.

Tchibozo, G. (Ed.). (2013). Cultural and Social Diversity and the Transition from Education to Work (Vol. 17): Springer.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Tutorial

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM2 Yes 100%
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LECTURER/S Carmel Navarro
Joseph Vancell

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