|Issue 2 / September 2014 | UNEVOC.BULLETIN@UNESCO.ORG|
Bulletin No. 271 Editorial
3 UNEVOC Network
4 News from UNEVOC Centres
6 UNEVOC e-Forum
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Upcoming: Skills for Work and Life Post-2015
As a follow-up to regional consultations in 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC is organizing a global forum to be held from 14 to 16 October at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. The forum seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate, enriching the thought processes behind the positioning of TVET in the post-2015 agenda and it will utilize cross-regional networking and partnership as platforms to create synergy in the contribution of TVET in the post-2015 agenda.
UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum, Bonn
The United Nations Organizations in Bonn participated in this year’s Global Media Forum organised by the Deutsche Welle with a plenary session on civil society participation to shape the global development agenda.
UNESCO and European Union launch a new network empowering youth in Southern Mediterranean region
On 5 June 2014, UNESCO launched the Project Networks of Mediterranean Youth at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. NET-MED Youth is an intersectoral three-year project funded by the European Union and covers ten countries from Eastern and Western Basins of the Mediterranean.
Joint expert meeting on the recommendation concerning TVET and adult learning
On 27 and 28 May 2014, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning UIL, UNESCO-UNEVOC and the UNESCO Section for TVET jointly organized an expert meeting on the Revision of the UNESCO Recommendations concerning Adult Learning and Education (ALE) and Technical and Vocational Education (TVE).
Capacity development for skills development in the water and wastewater sector
UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in the International Trade Fair on Water organized in Munich, Germany from 5 to 7 May 2014 with the aim to enable the development of new perspectives in TVET for water sustainability and the water-energy connection.
UNEVOC Centre in Focus: The National Directorate for Technical Education- DINET
The National Directorate for Professional Technical Education (DINET) is one of the Ministry departments that is responsible for Professional Technical Education (PTE) across Mozambique.
New UNEVOC Centre at the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science
In August 2014, the Social Partnership Support Division at Vocational Education Development Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia joined the UNEVOC Network. It is the third institution in Georgia to join the UNEVOC Network.
New UNEVOC Network Member in Colombia: National Training Service (SENA)
In August 2014, the National Training Service (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje, SENA) joined the UNEVOC Network. It is the second UNEVOC Centre in Colombia.
UNESCO-UNEVOC regional conference on youth transitions and network consolidation
From 20 to 22 May 2014, UNESCO-UNEVOC in cooperation with the Botswana Qualifications Authority organized a conference on youth transitions and network consolidation in Gaborone, Botswana.
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UNEVOC Centre Afghanistan continues efforts to establish national research centre for TVET
Building on earlier discussions on the establishment of a National Centre for Educational and Vocational Research in Kabul, the UNESCO Office in Afghanistan organized a workshop to further elaborate the mandate, management structure and financing of this centre on 11 and 12 August 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan.
UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in KRIVET international seminar on skills development and youth employment policies, Seoul
On 12 and 13 June 2014, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET, participated in an international seminar on enhancing the link between skills development and youth employment policies in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Workshop on partnership between TVET and the labour market in Taiz, Yemen
In Taiz, Yemen, a workshop on developing and promoting the partnership between TVET and the labour market was held in order to define and identify the opportunities as well as the challenges resulting from such a partnership.
An introduction by its Director: Instituto Técnico Central in Colombia
This video introduces the Director of The Technological School - Central Technical Institute (ETITC), Bogota, Colombia, Mr José Gregorio Contreras, who describes the work of the institution and its importance for national skills development.
Just published: Greening TVET: Qualifications needs and implementation strategies
The report of the online conference on “Greening TVET: Qualifications needs and implementation strategies” is now online.
UNESCO-UNEVOC in Action 2012-2013
This biennial report provides an overview of all activities undertaken by UNESCO-UNEVOC in 2012-2013.
Behind the screen: Introducing the TVETipedia glossary
TVETipedia is an online portal for the exchange of information on technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Developed in 2007 and launched in 2009 by UNESCO-UNEVOC, the revamped TVETipedia glossary was made available online in March 2014 and has played a role as an online information instrument for TVET experts and researchers.
Current membership: 3,558
Messages: In the period May 2014-August 2014, 563 messages have been distributed via the e-Forum.
For those who are not a member of the e-Forum: You can access the messages via http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/forum. Note that you need to log in to be able to read messages. If you do not yet have a UNEVOC account or do not wish to create one, please use the following login information to access the e-Forum archives in read-only mode: User "Bulletin", password "read".
Virtual conference on vocational pedagogy: What it is, why it matters and how to put it into practice To further our understanding of vocational pedagogy, this virtual conference, moderated by Professor Dr Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning, Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester (United Kingdom) and co-creator of the Expansive Education Network, explored what vocational pedagogy is, why it matters and how teachers can put it into practice. Over a two-week period, the discussion focused on what teaching and learning methods work best in TVET, how these may differ from general or academic education and how teachers can become more confident and competent in vocational pedagogy. A synthesis report of the discussion will be published soon.
Illiteracy in Vocational Education This discussion deliberated how to support illiterate people in work life and vocational education, where one of the solutions to this issue would be technology-based education where TVET students can obtain sufficient hands-on practice.
Starting a Business/Entrepreneurship Participants in this discussion shared examples of entrepreneurship programmes offered. The discussion highlighted the importance of strengthening financial support for such initiatives in the TVET system.
Governance of TVET The main discussion was about how to develop the best system of governance for TVET while there are a variety of views from different stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour, private sector etc.
Since May 2014, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC has had the honour of welcoming a number of visitors to the UNEVOC premises in Bonn. Among the visitors were the German Minister of State, Prof Maria Böhmer, and representatives from Colomibia, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Yemen and Germany.
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