The handbook has been produced to support practitioners and decision-makers, such as teachers, trainers and administrators, in their efforts to support the professional development and well-being of VET professionals and organisations.
Existing descriptions of the competences of teaching professionals mainly encompass those working in general education. This handbook is an attempt to capture the fast-evolving and complex activities and competences required of those working within vocational education and training.
The handbook and its competence frameworks hope to contribute to a wider understanding of the roles and responsibilities of VET professionals in the development of vocational education and training.
The handbook also points to areas where the VET professionals need to be supported, either through pre-service and in-service training.
The handbook has been edited and printed by the Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE). It reflects the views of the TTnet national networks. [extract]