Which is worst — the screaming VET screamer, the politically obsessed VET schemer , or the VET snake in the grass? That’s a tough call.
In every case I have wondered how the higher-ups could miss the incompetence on full display, but as time passed I noticed that some people can be very good at playing two or more parts in the same VET production.
1. VET Screamer – Only he/she can know best – psuedo-intellectual. You are required to listen to their subjective, individualistic viewpoint without evidence beyond their own experience. We are to be led to believe that they individually have the only relevant experience to the dialogue about VET because they work at the coalface for xx years.
2. VET Schemer – Relies on subjective knowledge and deliberately aims to perpetuate assumptions (rather than evidence based perspectives) to bolster his/her conflict of interest position, e.g., Private RTO owner promoting profit making over not-for-profit VET organisation.
4. VET Scammer – Believes in profit making from tax payer funded services and processes above all else and at every possible opportunity and via every possible loop hole.
5. VET Snake in the grass – Says via forked tongue, that they believe in community development and high standards for vocational education and training of learners to achieve employment, however, actually believes in profit making from tax payer funded services and processes above all else and at every opportunity and via every possible loophole.
6. VET Trainer – a person who trains people (or “animals” and “war service veterans”?) using behaviourist models of behaviour change (common in the 1920s to 1950s). They are intended to provide the opportunities for people to develop particular workplace skills and some limited workplace related knowledge.
7. VET Educationist – One who is versed in the theory and practice of VET education, and/or who practices, advocates and/or promotes VET education; an educator. An expert who is often devoted to one occupation or branch of learning (such as VET – knowledge, skills and performance) and the cognitive and situated action development of the human mind.
8. VET Academic – One who is versed in the theory and/or practice of VET via models of coherence and logic.
The word ‘Education’ has been derived from different Latin words.
a) ‘educare’ which means ‘to bring out’ or ‘to nourish’.
b) ‘educere’ which means ‘to lead out’ or ‘to draw out’.
c) ‘educatum’ which means ‘act of teaching’ or ‘training’.
d) ‘educatus’ which means ‘to bring up, rear, educate’.
e) ‘ēducātiō’ which means “a breeding, a bringing up, a rearing.”
The earliest definition of education is that exposed by Plato’s saying, “Education stands for granting the souls and bodies as much as possible an amount of aesthetes and perfection.” This definition comprises physical and spiritual education. The former is that education which sows corporal development and prosperity, while the latter is that which creates perfection and virtue.
Education is development of individual and the society- It is called a force for social development, which brings improvement in every aspect in the society.
Education is a training- Human senses, mind, behaviour, activities; skills are trained in a constructive and socially desirable way.
Education reconstructs and remodels our experiences towards socially desirable ways.
Education is purposive: every individual has some goal in his life. Education contributes in attainment of that goal. There is a definite purpose underlined all educational activities.