Teaching International Students in Vocational Education: New pedagogical approaches is designed to support vocational education teachers in both addressing the distinctive learning characteristics of international students and preparing domestic students for global skills mobility in the ‘Asian Century’.
Well-grounded in theories about teaching and learning in vocational and international education, and supported by empirical data drawn from interviews with teachers and program managers, the book expounds several evidence-based, highly effective, pedagogical approaches within the context of competency-based training. These include: - the intercultural approach - the Ubuntu approach - the language and vocational learning integration approach - the perspective transformation approach - the value-added approach - work-based learning - flexible and divergent pedagogy.
These approaches focus on developing the learner’s ability to consider the broader issues in an intercultural context, to capitalise on prior experience and to adapt vocational skills to workplace settings transnationally. The underpinning theory is brought to life with real-world exemplars, ‘Implications for Practice’, quotes and insights from teachers, as well as reflective questions throughout the book.
Field of Research
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
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