Teacher professional development under the impact of internationalization in VET

Tran, Ly Thi and Le, Truc Thi Thanh 2017, Teacher professional development under the impact of internationalization in VET. In Tran, L. T. and Dempsey, K. (ed), Internationalization in vocational education and training, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp.68-84.

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Title Teacher professional development under the impact of internationalization in VET
Author(s) Tran, Ly ThiORCID iD for Tran, Ly Thi orcid.org/0000-0001-6543-6559
Le, Truc Thi Thanh
Title of book Internationalization in vocational education and training
Editor(s) Tran, L. T.ORCID iD for Tran, L. T. orcid.org/0000-0001-6543-6559
Dempsey, K.
Publication date 2017
Chapter number 5
Total chapters 14
Start page 68
End page 84
Total pages 17
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Keyword(s) International VET
Teacher professional development
international students
professional learning
Summary This chapter addresses the professional learning needs of teachers in the vocational education and training (VET) sector under the changed circumstances of internationalization and international student mobility. International education is Australia’s largest service export, contributing over $16 billion to the national economy annually. Australian VET teachers are facing significant professional challenges to engage with pedagogical issues in teaching international students. However, there has been a lack of research on how teachers are equipped to effectively cater for international students and respond to the demands of internationalization in VET through professional development. Drawing on empirical research and positioning theory, this chapter analyzes the impact of the presence of international students on VET teachers’ professional learning needs and practices. The findings suggest the need to systemically and explicitly support substantive professional learning with regard to approaches to engaging and teaching international students. The findings in particular show teachers’ aspiration for deep and responsive capacity building and professional learning concerning three primary areas including understandings of international students’ backgrounds and motives for undertaking Australian VET, currency with research on international students, and capacity to develop pedagogies responsive to this cohort. Professional learning centered on these areas is essential to foster conditions for the generation of a more truly student-centered and international student-responsive practices among teachers.
ISBN 9783319478579
Language eng
Field of Research 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Grant ID ARC DE140101473
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