Technology is fundamentally changing how we teach and learn, making it more engaging but also challenging. Vocational Education and Training faces major challenges including new programmes to improve school to work transition and counter youth unemployment and the updating of workers skills and competences for new technologies including AI, automation and the Green Economy.
The overall aim of the project "Improve Digital Competences of VET Teachers and Trainers" (IDC-VET) is to develop a series of resources for professional development for teachers and trainers in VET for planning and delivering professional development for effective digital, open and innovative education and pedagogies.
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigiCompEdu). This project focuses on three key areas of the Framework – digital resources, pedagogy and assessment introducing systematic approaches to, and opportunities for, the initial and continuous professional development of VET teachers, trainers and mentors in both school and work-based settings, with a focus on developing effective digital, open and innovative education and pedagogies.
The project website is here: https://idcvet.eu/
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