ANALYSIS OF TRAINING NEEDS OF VOCATIONAL TRAINERS IN SKILL DEVELOPMENT- A CASE STUDY FROM VHSE, KERALA

Authors

  • Dr.Prakash Pillai.R H.O.D., Dept. Of Personnel Management, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • Shaji.B Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Abstract

Quality Skill education is recognized as the greatest weapon of India to reap its demographic dividend as it is one of the youngest nations in the world with more than 62% of its population in the working age group (15-59 years). Appropriate quality measures of real-world learning include effective teaching. The excellence of any education depended on the preparation of quality teachers. The vocational teachers/trainers should have core vocational competencies and pedagogical skills to deliver the best possible skills for every child. Vocational education teachers need dual professional identify of both workers skilled in a particular occupation and as teachers.  Unlike other subjects, the curriculum of vocational subjects is always dynamic. So teacher must be a lifelong learner and should be a reflective practitioner. The roles of these trainers are more crucial in the State like Kerala, where the industrial density is very less.

            This study examines the role of vocational teachers and instructors in skill development in Vocational Higher Secondary schools of Kerala. The focus is on investigating issues that occur within daily instruction, such as teaching models, instructional problems, instruction methods and classroom management. Data were collected and analysed to reveal vocational trainers teaching practices. The conclusion is that vocational trainers need to improve their teaching skills and core technical skills and to recognise what is important to students so that they can motivate student learning.        

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Published

15-01-2017

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Dr.Prakash Pillai.R, & Shaji.B. (2017). ANALYSIS OF TRAINING NEEDS OF VOCATIONAL TRAINERS IN SKILL DEVELOPMENT- A CASE STUDY FROM VHSE, KERALA. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(1). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/597