Under the Vocational Teacher Education Development Program, with the UNDP
financial and technical support, a teaching guide has been designed.
The event for the vocational education teacher pedagogical guide presentation
was opened by George Machabeli, Director of the National Center for Teacher
Professional Development and Ruediger Heining, the UNDP international project
The Teaching Guide has been created by a group of authors. Before the
adoption of the final version, the Guide had been repeatedly discussed with the
practicing teachers of the vocational education in order to test and measure
its practicality. The guide aims to promote vocational teachers so that they
can plan and provide more effective, student-oriented theoretical and hands-on
The guide covers such areas as adult education principles, theories of
vocational education, teaching interactive methods, provision of relevant
environment for vocational education, vocational education teacher professional
and self-evaluation development, also, the communication and motivation
theories and their application in the teaching and practical training process.
"The United Nations Development Project together with the Swiss
Development Corporation, from the very beginning supported the creation of the
book. We supported the National Center for Teacher Professional Development in
the project implementation. We hired a variety of experts and the teachers involved
in the field that made a significant contribution in the development of the
guide. Our goal is a maximum promotion of vocational education and development
of vocational education teachers. "- declared Ruediger Heining at the
The UNDP project contribution was particularly emphasized by Machabeli
George, Director of National Center for Teacher Professional Development. He thanked
the authors of the guide and expressed the hope that the project will productively
continue to promote vocational education teachers in the future.
The vocational education teacher development program has been designed to
promote the teacher training, professional development and career development
system, as well as the development of the sector teacher competencies considering
the teachers’ needs and ongoing changes in the field.