Global Vocational Education and Training
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Globaalne kutseharidus
Course title in English
Global Vocational Education and Training
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
Meril Ümarik (inglise keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To create an opportunity to understand the effect of globalisation on vocational education and to support the development of preparedness to fill the role of vocational education teacher in a globalised society.
Brief description of the course
Bases of global education, globalisation of labour and educational market. Vocational education in a globalising world. Standardisation and encouragement of diversity. Global vocational education elements and trends on the labour market. Challenges arising from globalisation on vocational education and the training of skilled workers.
Independent work
Analytical term papers and essays, organisation of a student conference.
Learning outcomes in the course
After completing the course, the student:
- Understands globalisation in the context of education;
- Understands key present-day issues of vocational education;
- Discusses the basic issues of the globalising labour market;
- Takes into consideration the challenges arising from a globalising society on the activity of the vocational education teacher;
- Actively participates in the globalising society as an informed member.
Assessment methods
Heidi Paju
Replacement literature
Altbach, P. G. (2004). Globalisation and the university: Myths and realities in an unequal world. Tertiary Education and Management, 10:1, 3-25
Ball, J. S., Goodson, I., Maguire, M. (Ed’s). (2007). Education, Globalisation, and Times. Routledge
Billet, S. (2011). Vocational Education. Purposes, Tradition and Prospects. Springer
Fien, J., Maclean, R., Park, M.-G. (Ed’s). Work, Learing and Sustainable Development. Opportunities and Challenges. Springer.
Guo, Z., Lamb, S. (2010). International Comparisons of China’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training System. Springer.
Horton, M., Freire, P. (1990). We make the road by walking. Conversations on Education and Social Change. Temple University Press.
Kirpal. S., Brown, A., Dif, M. (2007). The Individualisation of Identification with Work in a European Perspective. In: Brown, A., Kipral, S.m Rauner, F. (Ed’s). Identities at Work. Springer. pp. 248-314
Suter, K. (2003). Global order and disorder: Globalisation and the Nation-State. Praeger
Zajda. J. (2005). International Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research Global Pedagogies and Policies. Springer.
Willis, P., McKenzie, S., Harris, R. (Ed’s). (2009). Rethinking World and Learing. Adult and Vocational Education for Social Sustainability. Routledge. Springer.