Period: 1.3.2021 - 28.2.2022
KES College participates in the European Program Erasmus+ "Online Schooling", in collaboration with:
The aim of the program is to highlight various tools that will offer teachers and learners the skills and competence to teach and learn, respectively, online.
Emphasis is placed on promoting the professional development of teachers in terms of providing high quality online teaching and learning, but also on the methodology of developing online courses. At the same time, the program aims to bridge the gap between teachers and technology to ensure successful teaching, as well as to develop available open educational resources.
In addition, it seeks to support students in acquiring professional and transversal skills, in self-assessment and in preparing them for new ways of learning. The aim is to increase students' motivation to study and to promote teamwork at national and international level.
Finally, it aims to enhance the use of the internet and various digital tools for teaching and learning, but also to facilitate interactive information sharing and collaboration within the World Wide Web.
Target groups of “Online Schooling”:
1. Teachers, implementing online schooling
2. Students from vocational schools attending online learning.
- Creating a Manual for teachers
- Writing a Guide for assessment
- Collection of Curriculum Resources and Live Resources
- Development of Digital tools for online teaching
- Evaluation Forms
In summary, the program is expected to launch a process of professional development of teachers, through the cooperation of partner schools, and to integrate online teaching and assessment successfully and with high quality in education. Regarding students, their active participation in the learning process and the development of skills will be encouraged, aiming help them to be successful in their future jobs, to become responsible citizens, and attractive to the international and national labour market.
More information about the "Online Schooling" program can be found at the following link:
Partnership for ECVET (PECVET) – Erasmus + KA2: Strategic partnerships for vocational education and training (Innovation )
Period: 01.09.2017 – 31.08.2020
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2106450752721221/
One of the main issues throughout Europe is to ensure and develop the system of quality in VET education. Development of initial as well as further (vocational) education and its quality improvement may be supported by various tools. The National Qualification Framework (NQF) in each country represents the most important national ones, the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) is an important representative of the European ones. Both tools have many advantages that can be used not only separately but also using their key aspects in a parallel way. Both tools focus on promoting transparency and qualification accessibility, they work with learning outcomes and have a clear relationship with the European Qualification Framework (EQF). So, this is the main reason for looking at the way of linking NQF with ECVET.
One of the very effective options for how to increase the proportion of students gaining experience in partners within the EU is to implement a new concept of mobility based on ECVET principles.
The project consortium consists of six schools and a European network from seven countries: SPŠCH Pardubice, Czech Republic, Byesen videregående school in Trondheim, Norway, ITT Buonarroti-Pozzo in Trento, Italy, SBG Dresden, Germany, KES College in Nicosia, Secondary Technical School of Chemistry in Bratislava, Slovakia and the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) in Brussels, Belgium.
„Partnership for ECVET“ is a two-year project and the objective is to link ECVET with the relevant NQF to be able to use learning outcome-based courses in order to increase the quality and transparency of VET and increase student mobility and quality. This will be achieved through the development of learning outcome based modules (ULO) for chemistry / pharmacy, cosmetics, car mechanics, gastronomy and health care and by qualifying participating and other teachers through a training course to create learning outcome-based modules for their field / industry, using ECVET and EQF / NQF principles. This will foster the integration of student mobility into the formal learning pathway and provide greater transparency in terms of individual learning experiences.
The target groups of the project are:
This European project will jointly reinforce the following products aimed at VET teachers and providers throughout the EU:
Participation in the European project provides an opportunity for the partners to up-skill teachers and to develop the organization’s capacity by facilitating learning experiences for the staff, which will ultimately impact learners. The project will have a positive impact on the number and quality of mobility and vocational training that will be more competence-based and customer-oriented. Teachers involved in the project acquire new competencies related to the structuring of the curriculum into learning outcomes. Support from ECVET (EfVET) experts will ensure quality development and enhance the dissemination and exploitation of project results.