1:15 PM - Keynote | The Tacit Knowledge Challenge for Global CTE/TVET | Dr. Theodore Lewis
What makes CTE/TVET distinctive is the value it attaches to practical knowledge, and especially forms of such knowledge that may defy articulation and need to be communicated by demonstration or practice. In a study of how knowledge is transferred in nuclear power plants, Hytinen (2004) explains that “knowledge has also a tacit element, which is the know-how of individuals including mental models, crafts, skills, intuitions, hunches and feelings which may be very difficult or even impossible to articulate”. How can such knowledge be passed on? We are seeing in the workplace of today, especially in the work of Nonaka, that tacit skills are being accorded the highest value. This presentation explores issues, and opportunities that the inculcation of tacit knowledge presents globally to those involved in education for work.
Panelist: Dr. Shirley “Sam” Mabini Young
Executive Director Guam ACTE
Dr. Shirley “Sam” Mabini has been a strong advocate for CTE and workforce development initiatives, locally and nationally. She received her Ph.D. in Work and Human Resource Education from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Mabini was recently the Director for the Guam Department of Labor and was previously the Provost at the Pacific Islands University, an adjunct Associate Professor with University of Maryland University College, and Associate Dean at Guam Community College.
Panelist: Dr. Urs Hauenstein
Honorary Professor for the University Agora Oradea Romania
Dr. Hauenstein is the President of the International Council of Education and Management (ICEM), the Association of Swiss Quality Competencies and Qualifications (SQCQ), the Institute of Competencies and Qualifications in Switzerland (I-C-Q), and the International Network for Accreditation, Recognition, and Dissemination in the UK (INARD). He serves as Honorary Professor for the University Agora Oradea Romania and as Visiting Professor for a range of other Universities in Europe and Eastern Europe. He is an Honorary Fellow at Leeds Beckett University, an Advisory Board Member for Internationalisation to the University of Lincoln, and a Senior Fellow of Globethics Geneva.
Breakout Room 1
Dr. Matt Janisin, Vice President, Business & Workforce Solutions, Gateway Technical College
Between 2011-2015 Gateway Technical College was part of a USAID initiative in expanding educational collaboration in the Broader Middle East and North African (BMENA) region. Due to the close relationships forged during this time, the partnership has survived to the present day with the partners still working closely together. Gateway partnered with the University Mohammed I, and specifically their technology focus campus, Ecole Supérieure de Technologie (EST), in Oujda, Morocco. Our project centered around rapidly changing automotive technology and diagnostics which was a growing area of need for them. We also wanted to integrate industry partnerships into this model, so Snap-on, Inc and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) were integral to the project's success. This presentation describes the multi-year journey of both technical and cultural exchanges as we worked together to build out a new automotive program curriculum and instructor professional development. The group at EST went far above and beyond the original scope of the USAID project and ultimately built a new facility and continues to expand the program to this day with collaboration from the original partners.
BMENA Case Study
This paper describes many of the USAID-funded projects and gives a detailed overview of Gateway's specific project on pages 100-116.
Breakout Room 2
Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe
Academic Vice President
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Dr. Janine Duncan
Assistant Professor and CTE Coordinator
Kansas State University
Making International CTE Connections through Professional Organizations
Rapid technological, economical and social changes are creating a world that is increasingly interconnected. Career and technical educators are challenged with preparing their graduates for employment in a world where success often requires the ability to connect and collaborate with colleagues and employers around the globe. In this session, Dr. Janine Duncan, Assistant Professor and CTE Coordinator, Kansas State University, and Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, Vice President, Chippewa Valley Technical College, will discuss the benefits of their involvement in two international CTE organizations, the International Federation for Home Economics and the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA). These benefits include networking, professional development as well as creating opportunities for faculty and students to engage in international exchanges.
Breakout Room 3
Ms. Sabrina Loi, Chief Officer and Dean, Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
Sabrina played a key role in ITE’s successful transformation into a quality and globally recognized post-secondary institution through the formulation and successful execution of five-yearly strategic roadmaps; the turnaround of ITE's brand name and public image through integrated branding and communications; leveling up of staff and organizational capabilities. She spearheaded and led ITE’s organizational excellence and quality assurance journey and efforts that helped ITE win the prestigious Singapore Quality Award in 2011 and 2018; the Singapore Quality Award in 2005, and the Global Harvard-IBM Innovations Award in Transforming Government in 2007.
Breakout Room 4
Ms. Allyson Kaye Dutschke, Adelaide University
CTE & TVET in Australia: The View from Down Under
Despite Australia having been inhabited for approx. 60,000yrs, the story of Australian Career and Vocational education only began to take flight sixty years ago. This presentation will provide a brief overview of this history, arriving at where this critical life-influencing decision is situated today, and discussing current State and National TVET priorities.
The challenges to career education in Australia (both in school and post-school) will be discussed, together with the challenges and issues affecting CTE and TVET as it forges forward into the post-COVID-19 world.
One question remains – does the view really look any different from the other side?
Sylvia Cheuy, a consulting director from the Tamarack Institute, kicked off the 4th annual UW-Stout CTE Summit. The theme for 2019 was Opportunities in CTE Through Collective Impact: Understand the power of together. Recognizing that many stakeholders engage in work which is critical to workforce development, the focus was on collective impact; specifically, community building, sharing resources, systems change and collaboration. Following the keynote, Sylvia facilitated a panel consisting of individuals from various sectors engaging in collective impact work. From there, participants had opportunities to share ideas, learn and network with other professionals engaged in workforce development. The event wrapped up with a group discussion facilitated by Deanna Schultz, Director of the Emerging Center for CTE Excellence.