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TVET Glossary of Terms


This glossary of terms intends to provide the TESDA key players, partners, and stakeholders an online and updated TVET information, concepts, to bring common understanding and clarification on the use of TESDA terminologies.

2019 TVET Glossary of Terms




CONCEPT/TERM DEFINITION
HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION (HEI)

refers to an institution of higher learning primarily offering bachelor and advanced degree programs.   


Source: (UNIFAST Implementing Rules and Regulations)
HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM a course of study leading to an initial or higher bachelor’s degree, as well as formal graduate studies leading to master’s, doctoral or similar degree.
Source: -
HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS (HOTS) refer to skills that are introduced to advocate critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving to augment and enhance learning outcomes in TVET. They have also become a common feature of standards-based education reforms.
Source: (TVET in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities)
HONORARIUM OF TRAINER

refers to the budget allocated to pay the services rendered by a contractual TVET trainer. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 60 s. 2018)
HORIZONTAL BREADTH TYPOLOGY

refers to the descriptors of the TVET typology’s main classification which are either Regular, Specialized or Polytechnic. It is also refers to the number of program offerings and the number of industry sector/s that cover all the registered program/s being offered by a TVI.


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018)
HORIZONTAL DEPTH TYPOLOGY

refers to the main classifications of the TVET typology which are either Center, Institute or College. It also refers to the PQF levels of TVI’s program offerings.


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018)
IMMEDIATE OFW FAMILY MEMBERS

the following shall be considered as the OFW’s immediate family members: If single — parents, brothers, and sisters; If married — spouse and children. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018)
IN-PLANT TRAINING

the portion of a DTS Program where trainees receive practical learning that may be integrated in the regular work system of an establishment whenever and wherever possible. Guided by a training plan that is mutually accepted by the TVET provider-partners, the time allotted for this learning phase shall be at least sixty percent (60%) of the total duration of the DTS program concerned.


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 054 s. 2019)
IN-SCHOOL TRAINING

the portion of a DTS Program where trainees receive technology-based theoretical instruction in a lecture area and hands-on exercises in a laboratory and/or a workshop within the premises of a TVI.


Source: (Amended Implementing Rules and Regulations of the DTS Act of 1994 (RA 7686)
IN-SERVICE INDUSTRY WORK EXPERIENCE

industry work experience acquired during employment as TVET trainer gained through the different modalities/training.


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 33 s. 2017)

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