The training materials developed during the implementation of the project DTS – Dual Teaching System, are finally available in this link: http://www.ffeuskadi.net/dualteachingsystem/ (user: user_00 y pasword: DTS-015-enter) . These materials are the product of 2 years of hard work of the project partners (HETEL, BFW, Cenfim, MPRC, Oteitza Lizeo Politeknikoa, ROC West Brabant y Fondo [...]
The last 27th and 28th of May took place in Marijampoles (Lithuania) the last transnational meeting of the DTS – Dual Teaching System project, co-financed by the EC through the Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation sub programme and coordinated by HETEL. During this last transnational meeting the discussion was focused on [...]
In the framework of the European project “DTS-Dual Teaching System”, VET teachers from Lithuania, Portugal and the Basque Country traveled to the Netherlands in April for a study visit to know firsthand how the dual VET system works in the Dutch country and how is the relation between companies and VET centers. HETEL, which coordinates [...]
Last 25th and 26th February, HETEL and OTEITZA LIZEO POLITEKNIKOA atended the third transnational meeting of the European project DTS. The project, born in the framework of the dual training system, aims to develop training materials addressed to VET teachers and it is facing its final stage. The meeting took place in the facilities of [...]
Dual Teaching Systems project results were presented during EfVET (www.efvet.org) 23rd annual conference held in Porto (22nd -25th October 2014). EfVET (European Forum for Vocational Education and Training) is a European-wide professional association which has been created by and for providers of technical and vocational education and training in all European countries. Over 200 members from organizations across Europe attended the conference.
DTS products were more specifically discussed and shared in two rounds of round tables that were attended by 26 delegates from different countries: Portugal, Denmark, Lithuania, Greece, Finland, The Netherlands, Spain and France. The implementation of the dual training system needs to promote some cultural & structural change in all the actors that are involved in the VET Systems, companies and teachers. DTS aims to develop the Key Pedagogical Competences needed by teachers to apply the DUAL TRAINING SYSTEM. The participants had the opportunity to see and discuss the Learning Outcomes that are being developed at the moment. All the participants were invited to visit the website (http://www.dualteachingsystem.eu ) and to access and freely use the products.
HETEL participated in the Dual Teaching System transnational meeting in Hamburg the 3rd and 4rd of June with the rest of the project partners: BFW from Germany, CENFIM from Portugal, FFE from the Basque Country, CMPR from Lithuania and Oteitza Lizeo Politeknikoa from the Basque country. Also in this meeting the new partner of the project was presented: West Brabant College from the Netherlands.
These two days the interviews about methodologies used in the Dual VET by teachers from each country were analysed and overall conclusions were agreed.
The last day 5 Learning Outcomes were selected to be developed by September. These will be the first step in achieving the necessary teaching material for the future European Dual VET teachers.
More information: http://www.dualteachingsystem.eu/
Under the Dual Teaching System Project a group of 5 teachers from HETEL has developed two innovative methodologies. These methodologies were presented in Lithuania last month to a group of teachers there. This month the work was brought to 2 teachers from the German bfw school who came to Oteitza Lizeo Politeknikoa.
On June 3th in Hamburg are to agree the proposals of all the project partners and the teaching methods to be developed and launched in the European Dual Training will be agreed.
Two teachers from HETEL (Basque Country), Ainhoa Txopitea from Laudioko Lanbide Heziketa School and Aitor Aspiroz from Oteitza Lizeo Politeknikoa School went to Lithuania to take part in a Focus group as part of the working plan in DTS – Dual Teaching System Leonardo TOI project. This working meeting took part on the 25th of March in MPRC school, Marijampolé (Lithuania).
The agenda of this meetings includes at first the identification of trends, needs and problems of Vocational Education Training in a DUAL Training system in every nation, and second, the identification of best Teaching and Pedagogical Methods used by VET teachers in the Dual Training system.
The conclusions of this meeting will be shared in Germany among the other partners and their results will be deal in June 2014, and then, shared into a National Report.
In a scenario of unemployment crisis, VET systems must be key actors to improve the employment rates of youngsters. One of the key factors in this scenario is the close collaboration between the VET Systems & the COMPANIES, through the implementation of DUAL TRAINING SYSTEM.
The implementation of DUAL SYSTEM needs to promote some cultural & structural change in all the actors that are involved in the VET Systems:
- companies need to assume their important role as employer & they need to be opener to a new collaboration pathways with VET schools.
- …but also TEACHERS must change the way they teach & develop some “new” INFORMAL key pedagogical Skills.
In fact, the TEACHERS must:
- Teach in a different pedagogical way.
- Master some specific & adapted teaching methodologies.
- Ensure that students gain the competences established in the curricula through close collaboration with companies.
- Develop the Key Pedagogical Competences needed to apply the DUAL TRAINING SYSTEM.
In this project we aim at:
- Favoring a closer contact between the Companies and the VET system.
- The creation of new teaching and learning scenarios and methodologies allowing the VET teachers to develop the necessary KEY PEDAGOGICAL Skills & TEACHING methods adapted to the DUAL TRAINING SYSTEM.
- Ensuring learning mechanisms improving the rates of transference of what has been learnt in the classroom to the working post; improving the way from CAPACITY (what has been learnt) to COMPETENCE (what is used).