Changes in companies related to work organization, ICT and innovation, are motivating in the labour market an increasing demand for other skills added to those of a technical character – teamworking, communication, problems resolution, self-learning, time self management or creativity. To meet these labour market needs, vocational schools must innovate their educational approaches. Pilot activities at university level have demonstrated that project- and practice-based learning approaches and collaborative learning technologies are appropriate for promoting such transversal skills, with the involvement of industries and the active participation of the students in learning processes.
COOP-PBL in VET will develop experiment and validate a pedagogical model to implement Project and Practise Based Learning didactical methods supported by collaborative e-learning tools for VET provisions in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
COOP-PBL in VET is supported by the Lifelong Learning Program (Leonardo da Vinci) as an Innovation Transfer project. The European project consortium consists of five organisations that represent vocational and higher education.
The expected impact will be:
- The innovation of initial vocational training to enable students to acquire soft skills to meet the companies requirements and to increase the employability of the students.
- An increase in the involvement of industries in the training of VET students and the fostering of a closer relationship between learning and work experience.
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