Profession vocational teacher
Vocational education teachers teach or instruct subjects at in vocational education.
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- Social / Realistic
Tasks vocational teacher
- Prepare course programs, course materials, exams etc.
- Prepare meetings with students (e.g. lectures, demonstrations, seminars, laboratory sessions).
- Determine training needs of students and adjust the approach accordingly.
- Guide on-the-job training, training sessions and internships.
- Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods (e.g. lectures, discussions, demonstrations, supervised practices).
- Establish and enforce rules of behaviour and procedures for maintaining order among the students.
- Grade students' work, such as exams, assignments and papers.
- Evaluate and report on student' performance and behavior.
- Keep abreast of developments in their field, e.g. by reading current literature, talking with colleagues and participating in professional conferences.
- Participate in staff meetings.
- Confer with work organizations to establish internships.
- Evaluate and, if necessary, revise curricula, course content, course materials, methods of instruction, etc.
Related professions vocational teaching
- Vocational education institution manager
- Vocational education teacher agricultural and veterinary subjects
- Vocational education teacher computer sciences and mathematics
- Vocational education teacher economics, business and management subjects
- Vocational education teacher education science and teacher training
- Vocational education teacher engineering, manufacturing and construction
- Vocational education teacher general programs, no specific field
- Vocational education teacher health and welfare subjects
- Vocational education teacher humanities, languages and arts
- Vocational education teacher law and public administration
- Vocational education teacher natural and life sciences
- Vocational education teacher social work, social science
- Vocational education teacher, other subjects
- 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.
- 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.
- Observe student's progress
Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Work in vocational school
Work in a vocational school that instructs students in practical courses.