Teaching International Students in Vocational Education

ISBN: 9781742860428

Author: Ly Thi Tran    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Teaching International Students in Vocational Education is a unique resource designed to support vocational education teachers in addressing the distinctive learning characteristics of international students, while also preparing students for global skills mobility in the 'Asian Century'.
Based upon empirical data collected through observation and interviews with teachers and program managers in diverse settings, the book expounds several evidence-based, highly effective, pedagogical approaches, including:
* competency-based training
* the intercultural approach
* the English language and vocational learning integration approach
* the perspective transformation approach
* the value-added approach
* the 'Ubuntu' approach
* work-based learning
* flexible and divergent pedagogy.
Well grounded in theories about teaching and learning in vocational and international education, many of 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 voactional skills to workplace settings in different nations.
The underpinning theory is brought to life with real-world exemplars, "Implications for Practice" boxes, quotes and insights from teachers, as well as reflective questions throughout the book.
Ultimately Teaching International Students in Vocational Education offers practical approaches to teaching and learning that will benefit not only international students, but also domestic students who gain from the enriched learning environment in which diverse cultural knowledge, skills and attributes are shared.

Bind: paperback

Pages: 160

Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm

Publication Date: 01-10-2013

Availability Date: 17-12-2013

Tags: November 2013   Education

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