Conference Report

Program Type: International Conference /
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia /
Date: December 12-13, 2011 /
Organizers:

Colombo Plan Staff College, UNESCO UNEVOC International Centre for TVET – Germany, GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaftf├╝rInternationaleZusammenarbeit – Germany, Department of Polytechnic Education, Ministry of Higher Education (DPE - MOHE) /

Background

The 21st century poses great challenges in the education systems, which include rapid globalization, advent of information and communication technology, increasing shift towards knowledge – driven economy, and international and regional competitions. In this view, educators and policy makers are facing several challenges on how to bring reforms in the existing system and prepare young graduates to effectively cope with these changes.

With the advent of rapid globalization, emergence of information and communication technology (ICT) and international and regional competitions, significant challenges are faced by the education systems in the changing world of work, calling for the reorientation of Educators’ development especially in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector.

The quad partite organizers including the Colombo Plan Staff College, UNESCO UNEVOC International Centre for TVET – Germany, GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaftf├╝rInternationaleZusammenarbeit – Germany, and Department of Polytechnic Education, Ministry of Higher Education (DPE - MOHE), initiated the stimulation of efforts and participation in discussions among decision makers, policy implementers, senior administrators, curriculum developments, and academic professional to build awareness and information on emerging issues and cooperation frameworks for TVET educators’ development.