Applications of Trauma Informed Approaches in Vocational Education and Training
Skiba, R. (2020). Applications of Trauma Informed Approaches in Vocational Education and Training. Creative Education, 11, 488-499. doi 10.4236/ce.2020.114036.
12 Pages Posted: 27 May 2020 Last revised: 22 Jun 2020
Date Written: April 14, 2020
This paper utilises a qualitative literature review to highlight the shift to learner-centred methodologies in vocational education and training and profile the applications of trauma informed approaches to address learner needs and increase learner inclusion and chances of success. The discussion begins by identifying the need for trauma informed approaches in delivery related to technical and further education and workplace settings. The characteristics of trauma informed training environments are then considered such that the professional development needs of trainers can be established. The paper presents a model competency statement that can be used to develop training programs for trainers working in vocational education and training. The model competency statement, entitled “Utilise trauma informed training practices”, can be used as a basis for development of accredited programs, nationally recognised units of competence, professional development programs or any other program related to implementation of trauma informed approaches in an adult training setting.
Keywords: Trauma Informed, Adult Learning, Vocational Education, Competency Standards
JEL Classification: 120
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