DEFINITION: A person whose function is to impart knowledge, know-how or skills to learners in an education or training institution.
COMMENT: a teacher may fulfil several tasks such as organising and carrying out training programmes/courses and transmitting knowledge, whether generic or specific, theoretical or practical. A teacher in a vocationally-oriented institution may be referred to as a ‘trainer’.
SOURCE: Terminology of European education and training policy-a selection of 100 key term. CEDEFOP, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008.
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