Businesses are important places of learning for students attending vocational schools. The introduction and strengthening of work-based learning is therefore a reform priority in all the countries of South Eastern Europe. Nevertheless, some businesses in South Eastern Europe regard vocational schools with scepticism.
The third final workshop within the Project Model for Establishing the System of Accreditation Programmes for Continuing Professional Development of VET Teachers is held in Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 17 to 19, 2017.
One day of this workshop was focused to define the priority areas in the professional development of VET teachers for the next three-year period. In addition to the members of the work group, teachers from eight vocational schools also participated in the work.
II International EPALE Conference
The third cycle of European Agenda for Adult Learning for the period from 2017 to the end of 2019 has begun.
In continuation of the visits to vocational schools and completion of education of external evaluators, the third training was organized, as well as visits to secondary vocational schools in Banja Luka and Prijedor. This training had the same content as the previous once, this time with a group of evaluators from the Republic of Srpska, among whom were representatives of the labour market, and advisors from the Pedagogical institutes, school directors and teachers of vocational subjects from secondary vocational schools.
In order to complete the education of the external evaluators, the fourth training was held, which also included visits to secondary vocational schools. This time it was Northeast Bosnia, so the visit included schools from Brčko, Gradačac and Zvornik.
As with previous visits and trainings, during the fourth training evaluators also worked on the analysis of self-evaluation reports, as well as preparations for external evaluation.
All visits were exceptionally well organized, schools were excellent hosts, and evaluators worked hard on self-evaluation process.
NALA and the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) are hosting a series of half-day numeracy workshops at different locations in Ireland.
If you are interested in improving your numeracy teaching skills, why not book in to one or more of these workshops.
Workshop outlines: Maths Week 2017
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