Integrating the World of Work Into Initial TVET Teacher Education in South Africa

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  • Andre J. Van der Bijl Faculty of Education, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

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https://doi.org/10.51474/jer.v11i1.496

Keywords:

Industry based WIL for lecturers, teacher industry placements, TVET teacher education

Abstract

South African Policy on Professional Qualifications for Lecturers in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (2013) provides a framework of professional qualifications for lecturers in the TVET system, which requires work-integrated learning placements in both education and industry settings. South Africa, however, does not have a convention of industry placement for vocational lecturers. This absence led the Department of Higher Education and Training, with the European Union, to co-fund a research and development project, the ‘effective delivery of the work-integrated learning (WIL) component of TVET and adult and community education and training lecturer qualification programmes’. The key output of this project was the development of a comprehensive curriculum framework for the industry-WIL component of the qualifications. This paper provides a reflective analysis of the multiple institutions, the national process through which the curriculum framework was developed and the knowledge generated through it.

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Published

2021-05-18

How to Cite

Bijl, A. J. V. der. (2021). Integrating the World of Work Into Initial TVET Teacher Education in South Africa. Journal of Education and Research, 11(1), 13-28. https://doi.org/10.51474/jer.v11i1.496

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