IO 3: Training Modules for Teachers

Objectives

Based on the competence profile and linked to the training modules for VET students, four training modules with regard to the challenges of the working world 4.0 for VET teachers and in-company trainers shall be developed. Neither most of VET teachers nor trainers especially in SMEs are aware of the changes caused by total digitalization and interconnectedness. Moreover, in many VET colleges - at least in Germany - the ordinary facilities are far from the requirements of a future-oriented working world. Raising awareness of training staff thus is a first important challenge. IT and media competence, project and process management and working in an international team are further tasks for the teachers and trainers.

Modules

Concrete modules could be:
a) A scenario of a complete value creation chain of a consumer good or an industrial good in a totally interconnected world including all risks and critical points could be a module to arise awareness of the challenges, b) How to develop new modules and how to professionally guide the students who are working on the modules could be another one. Therefore, VET staff need different skills than for normal training and aspects like OER management and a meta-level of teaching and training are included, c) Moreover, innovative assessment procedures will have to be developed which are suitable to innovative learning methods and paths. Blended learning requires new evaluation and assessment tools and examples from the students' modules can provide a first access, d) According to the results of the competences profile, another module which sensitizes for the social implications of the working world 4.0 should be developed.

Didactical Perspective

Concrete modules could be:
a) A scenario of a complete value creation chain of a consumer good or an industrial good in a totally interconnected world including all risks and critical points could be a module to arise awareness of the challenges, b) How to develop new modules and how to professionally guide the students who are working on the modules could be another one. Therefore, VET staff need different skills than for normal training and aspects like OER management and a meta-level of teaching and training are included, c) Moreover, innovative assessment procedures will have to be developed which are suitable to innovative learning methods and paths. Blended learning requires new evaluation and assessment tools and examples from the students' modules can provide a first access, d) According to the results of the competences profile, another module which sensitizes for the social implications of the working world 4.0 should be developed.

Tasks

  1. Choice of important competences necessary for the working world 4.0 of the competences profile with special regard to developed modules for students.
  2. Constituting working groups which work out the modules in detail, i.e. concrete assignment of tasks, choice of adequate methods, preparation of the input material, etc.
  3. Developing the modules in different working groups with members of different countries on a virtual platform. This concretization will be done in close connection with companies.
  4. The drafts of the modules will be discussed in country-specific advisory boards with experts and stakeholders, e.g. members of chambers, trade unions, examination boards, etc.
  5. Testing the modules with teaching and training staff.
  6. Evaluating and revising the modules.
  7. Publishing the modules.