Acronyms and abbreviations

ACL

Adult and community learning

ACDEVEG

Australian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Education Group

AI

Artificial intelligence

ALL

Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey

AR

Augmented reality

CEDEFOP

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

CSS

College Staff Survey

CTE

Career and technical education

ECTS

European Credit Transfer System

EdTech

Education technology

EU-LFS

European Union Labour Force Survey

FE

Further education

GCSE

General Certificate of Secondary Education

GNE-VET

Group of National Experts on VET

ICT

Information and communications technology

ISCED

International Standard Classification of Education

ISCO

International Standard Classification of Occupations

ITET

Initial teacher education and training

ITP

Independent training provider

KMK

Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder

NRCCTE

National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

PBL

Project-based learning

PD

Professional development

PGCE

Post-Graduate Certificate in Education

PIAAC

OECD Survey of Adult Skills

PISA

Programme for International Student Assessment

PTS

Passport to Success

R&D

Research and development

RTO

Registered Training Organisation

SELFIE

Self-reflection on Effective Learning by Fostering the Use of Innovative Educational Technologies

SES

Structure of Earnings Survey

SFC

Sixth form college

SIR

Staff Individualised Record

SME

Small and medium-sized enterprise

SREB

Southern Regional Education Board

STEM

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics

T2L

Teaching to Lead

TAFE

Technical and further education

TALIS

Teaching and Learning International Survey

TTF

Taking Teaching Further

VET

Vocational education and training

VR

Virtual reality

WBL

Work-based learning

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