Vocational Education and Training

19 mai 2019

Greece: VET graduate tracking study

HomeA new VET graduate tracking study is currently being carried out in Greece by the National Organisation for Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP). The project focuses on graduates of post-secondary VET programmes (IEK); it aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data about what graduates do after completing their training. More...

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Cyprus: measures to upgrade VET

HomeA press conference announcing measures to upgrade Cyprus’s public VET system improve its image and increase participation rates took place at the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in December 2018. More...

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Bulgaria: Consultative Council to lead VET reforms

HomeKey VET stakeholders at national, regional and local levels are represented in the council: ministries, agencies, institutes, universities, NGOs, national employers’ associations and trade unions,  employers with experience in dual training, association of municipalities in Bulgaria, local authorities, regional education management units, and VET school representatives. More...

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Italy: focus on implementing a quality assurance plan for VET

HomeQuality in vocational education and training is a main focus across Europe, starting with the relevant European recommendation. A fundamental step to consolidate quality assurance in Italy is the continuous debate among decision-makers, national and European experts, institutional representatives and stakeholders on the impact of the implemented policies and of proposed actions/activities to improve the quality of the training supply. More...

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18 mai 2019

Red Flags

By Matt Reed. Some level of turnover is normal when a new president arrives, and some level of turnover is normal generally.  But four provosts in 18 months is preposterous. Absent some sort of natural disaster, it suggests something has gone badly awry. More...

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09 mai 2019

Community College Expands Internationally to Grow Enrollment

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Hudson Valley Community College plans to offer classes overseas in an effort to stabilize enrollment and keep faculty employed. More...

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07 mai 2019

Getting to Grips With Learning Styles

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Getting to Grips With Learning Styles
The authors distriguish between learning styles, preferences and strategies (noting that the latter two may be modified by teachers) and then surveys major learning styles theories, including Kolb, McCarthy, and Gardner. Under the heading of learning preferences, they briefly describe Canflield's learning styles inventory. They finally list some learning strategies. The study then looks at the characteristics of VET learners in Australia, suggesting they are more visual, hands-on, social, and not self-directed. More...

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05 mai 2019

The vocational education sector needs a plan and action, not more talk

The ConversationSome 20 years ago, the Australian vocational education system was regarded as world class. Sadly, this is no longer the case when compared to systems in places such as Canada, the Netherlands, Germany and even China. More...

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Reinvesting in Community Colleges

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A new report challenges federal and state policy makers to increase funding for community colleges to improve social mobility. More...

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Report: Community Colleges Are Significantly Underfunded

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A report released today by the Century Foundation calls for more funding for community colleges and better research to estimate the financial needs of two-year institutions. More...

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