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 Formación Euskadi), who also counted with the collaboration of professionals from other VET centres, helping in the development and the testing of the materials. We want to thank all of them for their support and we invite all VET teachers/trainers to visit our platform, we are sure it will help you in your work!
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 our Portuguese partner, CENFIM, in Lisbon, where each partner presented and explained the works made in its country. The results achieved by each partner (BFW from Germany, , MPRC from Lithuania, West Brabant from the Netherlands, CENFIM from Portugal and HETEL, Oteitza LP and FFE from Spain) were put together during the meeting.
The hard work carried out the last 5 months has given place to the creation of didactic units and exercises which will be tested in the next weeks. Under HETEL´s leadership, teachers from VET centers will test and evaluate the materials in the 5 countries of the project. In the case of Spain, 10 teachers from HETEL´s centers will evaluate the materials in April.
At the same time, other 40 VET teachers from the rest of the countries will do the same so the materials can be adapted and improved during the next project meeting in Lithuania.
For more information about DTS, please visit our project Website: (http://www.dualteachingsystem.eu )
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/
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.