Teacher professional development
thematic group meeting has been held at TPDC. Center representatives discussed
the issues of Vocational Teacher professional
development with other thematic group members, foreign experts included.
Program is based on concept of preparation
of pre-service and professional development of in-service Vocational
Education Teachers approved by the
Georgian Government in 2014.
Teacher preparation program implies developing a pedagogic course for
vocational teachers. The program also entails teaching methods for adults,
hands-on activities, student assessment methods, self-professional development
and teaching theories.
pedagogical course is mandatory for pre-service teachers, as for the in-service
Vocational Education teachers, they will attend the courses simultaneously with
their major activities.
courses will be offered in various ways for in-service teachers, like face to
face or distant learning (electronic trainings) .
Teacher Professional Development thematic group is among the 9 thematic groups
set up and approved by EU Vocational Development Project. The thematic groups
aims at promoting vocational education
and developing strategies for its realization.
thematic group members include the
representatives of : donor, international
organizations, vocational colleges, Quality Enhancement and Development
Center and private sector.