Teacher Education in Science, Mathematics and Technical/Vocational Subjects
The quality of education depends to a large extent on the quality of the teachers involved in its development and delivery. Teacher training is a need for all countries of the world. Nowhere is the need felt more keenly than in the provision of teachers for science, mathematics and technical/vocational subjects. The problem is exacerbated in developing countries, which must simultaneously deal with shortcomings in other areas. The Commonwealth of Leaming (COL) recognises the problem and is committed to finding and applying new methods of teacher education and training to complement conventional systems and to help accelerate solutions. This was the main focus of the Round Table meeting convened by COL in Vancouver, Canada, in June 1992, and attended by 22 experienced educators drawn from 13 countries of the Commonwealth. In order to share the participants’ ideas and experiences more widely, it was considered appropriate to publish the papers and proceedings of the meeting in this form. // Series renamed to "Perspectives on Distance Education."
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Ngubane-Mokiwa, Sindile A; Khoza, Simon B (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)Innovative teaching is a concept based on student-centred teaching strategies. Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects has not been equitable due to use of traditional teaching strategies. ...
Romiszowski, Alexander (2013-11)This workshop will address the planning and implementation of projects that effectively exploit the opportunities for improved and more flexible learning offered by the use of specific technologies, and also how to ...
Expansion of Competency Based Skills Training for the Neo-Literates Through Technology Assisted Course Materials: Perspective Bangladesh Shahnewaz, Khan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)Bangladesh, a predominantly agriculture-based developing country has a population of approximately 160 million. About 88% of around 49.5 million total labor forces are engaged in the informal economy. Low level of skills ...
Offering TVET College Lecturers Increased Access to Professional Qualification Programmes Through a National Open Learning System in South Africa Adendorff, Michael; Van Wyk, Christina (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)This paper reports on a new Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) project, the Capacity Building of TVET College Lecturers through Open Learning programme, which has a four-fold developmental aim: (i) to ...
Karunanayaka, Shironica P (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is increasingly given recognition as a very important aspect in the current times of rapid economic, social and technological change. TVET skills fill the gap of lifelong ...