Developing an Online Collaborative Approach to Global Education in Vocational Contexts


  • Blair Stevenson Oulu University of Applied Sciences
  • Sarah Cornelius University of Aberdeen



vocational education, global education, intercultural competencies, online collaboration


This paper describes work in progress to develop a process for international collaboration between the participants of a vocational teacher education programme in Finland and the Teaching Qualification for Further Education (TQFE) in Scotland. The aim of this work is to engage vocational educators in discussions with international peers, to enhance their understanding of the nature of learners in different contexts and expand opportunities for developing global education competencies. This paper explains the rationale for the collaboration design and outlines a process that is currently under trial. It outlines plans for the evaluation of learners’ and tutors’ experiences following implementation.

Author Biographies

Blair Stevenson, Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Lecturer and Strategic Advisor

Sarah Cornelius, University of Aberdeen

Senior Lecturer


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