Profession industrial arts vocational teacher

Industrial arts vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, industrial arts, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for an industrial arts-related profession, working with wood and metal, such as carpenter or sheet metal worker. Industrial arts vocational teachers monitor the students' progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of industrial arts through assignments, tests and examinations.

Would you like to know what kind of career and professions suit you best? Take our free Holland code career test and find out.

Personality Type

  • Social / Realistic
  • Social / Artistic
  • Social / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Learning difficulties

    The learning disorders some students face in an academic context, especially Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and concentration deficit disorders.

  • Assessment processes

    Various evaluation techniques, theories, and tools applicable in the assessment of students, participants in a programme, and employees. Different assessment strategies such as initial, formative, summative and self- assessment are used for varying purposes.

  • Teamwork principles

    The cooperation between people characterised by a unified commitment to achieving a given goal, participating equally, maintaining open communication, facilitating effective usage of ideas etc.

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

  • Maintenance and repair

    The preservation and restoration of products and systems, and the methods and logistics of these practices.

Skills

  • Teach industrial arts principles

    Instruct students in the theory and practice of the industrial arts, namely metal and wood working, with the aim of assisting them in pursuing a future career in this field, more specifically in courses such as carpentry, metal construction, and technical drawing.

  • Assist students with equipment

    Provide assistance to students when working with (technical) equipment used in practice-based lessons and solve operational problems when necessary.

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

  • Prepare lesson content

    Prepare content to be taught in class in accordance with curriculum objectives by drafting exercises, researching up-to-date examples etc.

  • Adapt teaching to student's capabilities

    Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.

  • Assign homework

    Provide additional exercises and assignments that the students will prepare at home, explain them in a clear way, and determine the deadline and evaluation method.

  • Adapt instruction to labour market

    Identify developments in the labour market and recognise their relevance to the training of students.

  • Assist students in their learning

    Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.

  • Apply intercultural teaching strategies

    Ensure that the content, methods, materials and the general learning experience is inclusive for all students and takes into account the expectations and experiences of learners from diverse cultural backgrounds. Explore individual and social stereotypes and develop cross-cultural teaching strategies.

  • Work in vocational school

    Work in a vocational school that instructs students in practical courses.

  • Manage student relationships

    Manage the relations between students and between student and teacher. Act as a just authority and create an environment of trust and stability.

  • Observe student's progress

    Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.

  • Maintain students' discipline

    Make sure students follow the rules and code of behaviour established in the school and take the appropriate measures in case of violation or misbehaviour.

  • Instruct on safety measures

    Provide instruction on the possible causes of accidents or sources of danger and explain the protective measures that should be taken to guarantee health and safety.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

  • Develop course outline

    Research and establish an outline of the course to be taught and calculate a time frame for the instructional plan in accordance with school regulations and curriculum objectives.

  • Assess students

    Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.

  • Monitor developments in field of expertise

    Keep up with new research, regulations, and other significant changes, labour market related or otherwise, occurring within the field of specialisation.

  • Perform classroom management

    Maintain discipline and engage students during instruction.

  • Facilitate teamwork between students

    Encourage students to cooperate with others in their learning by working in teams, for example through group activities.

Optional knowledge and skills

disability types manage resources for educational purposes provide lesson materials manipulate wood types of metal work with virtual learning environments metal joining technologies engraving technologies manufacturing processes cutting technologies metalworking tools deburring processes corrosion types metal eroding technology woodworking tools types of wood metal coating technologies woodworking processes furniture wood types wood cuts abrasive machining processes cad software metal smoothing technologies