Strengthening Digital Teaching and Learning Pedagogies for Trades, Vocational, Educational, and Training Practitioners (E/SI)
April 24, 2023 | 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
During this panel discussion, the presenters will discuss their co-authored paper, “Strengthening Digital Teaching and Learning Pedagogies for Trades, Vocational, Educational, and Training Practitioners” as well as the implications of these findings for the future of trades education in Canada. Trades instructors work in a spectrum of low-technology to high-technology and low-pedagogy to high-pedagogy. The findings of this study provide a roadmap for a deeper conversation regarding TVET. Digitalization during the pandemic lowered silos and offered opportunities for institutes and industries to collaborate and innovate. The bones of apprenticeship are structurally sound, yet research finds that TVET is in need of renovation. Digital pedagogy offers the tools for such a re-envisioning, assisting in developing a more robust, creative, innovative, and, ultimately, more pedagogically effective system.