Our organisation has contributed in the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) position paper regarding Covid-19: Boosting the change of teaching in VET, with the input of our Senior Project Manager, Maria Koumparou and other organizations under EfVET.
An introduction to the paper:
Covid-19: Boosting the change of teaching in VET
Over the past two years, Covid-19 has pushed many countries and all education sectors to find solutions to keep education going. It quickly became clear that other forms of distance learning had to be used to ensure that pupils and students could follow their education as well as possible within the applicable frameworks.
This has demanded a lot from all those involved in the educational process. Of course, in that case, consideration should be given to the deployment of teachers, supervisors and coordinators. This means that action is needed now to see how the experiences gained with online education and also forms of hybrid design will lead to adjustments. But it is simply about the role of the lecturers, the competencies that are and has to be required and the way in which, together with the management of the institutions, it is seen how the transition to a more hybrid structure can take place.
This means that to make the change really happen the VET providers need to take further steps, and take them now. It is the momentum to take seriously what we have learned during the pandemic.
More than over a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, schools, academic and industry leaders in Europe are faced with unprecedented challenges as they put education on record in the face of a rising upskilling unemployment sector.