Title WORK & VET BRIDGING THE GAP in the world of work
Project Number 2011-1-TR1-LEO05-28020
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Integration and implementation of social media in VET education.
Social Media is transforming the learning panorama by providing unprecedented opportunities for self –direct learning, collaborative learning and lifelong learning. Work & VET project brings together the results, products and methodologies of different funded projects in Minerva, Grundtvig, 5th FP &6th FP taking the tested results and implementations experiences for bridging the gap between VET teachers, VET students and the e-Business sector.
The aims of this project are to affect the VET learning processes by fostering new ways of collaboration among teachers-VET students and the world of work by
-Building on distributed knowledge
-Enabling peer group learning
-Enabling construction and deployment of group of interest and communities of practice
-Provide a framework for professional interaction
-Support a decentralised model of VET education and training that a large group of learners can access
-Create innovative collaborative dynamics allowing learners to generate new learning contexts (and not only content) where reflexive learning transforms the every process of learning
This project is based on the fact that ours is a rapidly changing world and traditional educational approaches are no longer adequate enough to meet the needs of the new generation, in our case particularly VET education. We need to integrate new methodologies and bridge this growing gap between VET education in schools and vocational experience in the field of tourism. Our project offers new ways to provide and reach information using social media as an educational medium.
Social Media (Work & VET to be developed within the project) is used to support the communication among students and between students and teachers. In this respect, its main purpose is to create an environment of understanding and assistance, thus contributing to the establishment of social networks or communities between and among learners and teachers and later with the tourism business sector creating a portfolio of social media services and products.
Open and distance learning
Information and Communication
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
program or curricula
material for open learning
Tailored training course for VET teachers, in the field of tourism.
Ten training modules to be used in the field of tourism education.
Videos of the workshops and activities.
-30 teachers trained to provide “social media scaffolding” to learning
-Work & VET social media network for teachers, students and new tourism services
-50 students focused on active part of learning .i.e on the social construction of knowledge based on school curricula hosted on Social Media channels
-Development of One Teacher Training Course Model on Social Media based on blended formats
-10 new services/products in the tourism sector in cooperation with the stakeholders in the world of work
The members of the consortium are very carefully chosen representing different sectors of VET in order to cover the needed competencies, technical and practical requirements for the successful completion of the designed tasks and outcomes
The impact is achieving new vocational e-skills considering the labour market needs and developing new services for the world of work