Vocational education in Europe is struggling with some major difficulties and one of them is the low-level usage of digital educational tools. Students who enter the VET system, spend and live their life in the digital age, but both teachers and schools can’t keep up with this digital trend. Through the reform of education system, most of the schools have digital hardware what they can use in the everyday classroom work but the teachers’ knowledge has not followed the development of the requirements of today’s world.
Using more digital tools in their lessons, teachers and educators can find opportunities to develop their teaching techniques and to increase teachers’ development and quality. For this reason, TCC VET will contribute directly to the PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF VET TEACHERS, supplying them with the digital and interactive tools to improve their lessons by using modern technology. Furthermore and equally important: we will support teachers by developing supportive guiding resources for them to fully understand HOW to use these tools effectively in the classroom, giving them the confidence and skills to use the tools in practice in the classroom. This is the only way to ensure that students will eventually gain the knowledge they need for the future labour market: they need the best teachers to teach them these skills so they can find good jobs after leaving school. The Strategic Roadmap will facilitate schools to turn the evaluation outcomes into Action Plans with the proposed curriculum and learning environment improvements (for instance: new or revised courses, minors, modules etc.). With this Strategic Roadmap in hand, schools can evaluate their curricula currently in place as a starting point.
Expected results of developing and implementing project Outputs:
- raise teachers’ awareness about using new teaching methods;
- using digital, interactive tools and teaching ways in lessons;
- to provide continuity in teacher career development;
- develop positive effects on student approach to engage them in lessons;
- increase student active participation in the lessons;
- develop students’ “learning to learn” skills;
- to provide necessary classroom environment for interaction, develop students’ critical thinking, quizzical attitudes and increase participation;
- align practice in classroom with school policy regarding dedicated interactive, visual and digital ways of teaching;
- develop Action Plans at school level for this matter;
- exchange and peer support among motivated teachers regarding implementation of digital tools and modern ways of interactive teaching.