A Case Study of How Centers of Excellence on TVET Are Operated in Asia and Europe to Enhance an Understanding of Definitions and Classification

  • Adisorn Ode-sriEmail author
  • Hanno Hortsch
  • Thomas Köhler
  • Saowakhon Khunnawut
  • Sukanjana Lekapat
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1135)


This qualitative study aims to promote a better understanding of definitions and classification of centers of excellence for technical vocational education and training (CoEs for TVET) using case studies that are existing and operational in Asia and Europe, i.e., Finland, Singapore and Thailand. Based on these cases, the analysis and synthesis of this study are projected to answer these key questions:
  • What approaches should be taken to promote a better understanding of definitions, classification, and operations of “a COE in TVET?”

  • Are there any relevant or equivalent operating samples of COEs in TVET in Asia and Europe?

The researchers are incredibly ambitious to see the contents and findings of this study produce both in-depth and broad academic benefits. As described in the aim, a comparative analysis involving case studies in the four countries from the two continents are required. There are neither much studies in the world which clearly proposed the definition; the identification and the demonstration of the applied practical guidelines nor in the dimension of excellence of TVET education management because all that exists are the context of excellence in business and nor in education sector that are often referred particularly to the level of Higher Education and that the Basic Education cannot be applied to TVET because of its being of different context.


Center of excellence Technical vocational education and training CoE for TVET 



This work was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service within the frame of the great!ipid4all program and the Graduate Academy of TU Dresden.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adisorn Ode-sri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hanno Hortsch
    • 1
  • Thomas Köhler
    • 1
  • Saowakhon Khunnawut
    • 2
  • Sukanjana Lekapat
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.King Mongkut’s University of Technology North BangkokBangkokThailand

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