About the Project

DiTRAVET (“Digital transformation for VET”, 2020-1-UK01-KA226-VET-094509) is a two-year partnership for Digital Education Readiness co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
The consortium involves six different organisations from UK, Italy, Finland, Spain, Netherlands and Ireland. These organisations will work together in order to promote the development of digital skills and support VET schools, students and families in tackling the digital challenges brought by the COVID19 pandemic.
Home confinement and social distancing have forced the European VET providers to review current working practices and focus on remote delivery. Senior leaders and teachers have faced problems adapting to more blended or online only curriculum delivery models. This has also highlighted differences between students with varying social profiles, with students from disadvantaged backgrounds being more proportionally impacted. The current VET tools, including SELFIE, do not accommodate application in Work-based learning (WBL) context.
The project aims to fill these gaps by supporting VET institutions in the digital transformation process in order to improve participation and allow a more effective use of digital tools for educational purposes.

Objectives

The project proposes to:

  1. Support teachers to provide to those students with the necessary tools and skills to undertake a remote learning.
  2. Update and apply the SELFIE tool, with recommendations from WBL.
  3. Training teachers about tools that support the digitalization of schools in the field of VET, including tools for creating online resources and performing Blended Learning.
  4. Work with VET leaders and teachers in order to allow them to reinvent teaching.
  5. Develop guidelines and update teaching and learning strategies at national/regional level. Work with VET providers to inform them of accreditation/evaluation methods, e.g.micro-credentials.

Results

IO1 – 360 Degree review of Digital Transformation VET curriculum for Work-Based Learning

The aim of this IO is to fully understand the gaps in WBL related to digitalization and blended learning. The needs of the main target groups will be taken into account (Families,
Trainers and Directors-Managers) to deliver a three-dimensional curriculum in digital transformation manager of a VET school. Moreover, to feed this curriculum, an assessment
of digital readiness of the VET schools will be done using different frameworks for that aim but with special focus on the SELFIE (Self-reflection on Effective Learning by Fostering the use of Innovative Educational Technologies) tool.

IO1 –  Good Practices and Issues found during pandemic in VET (a desk research) (T1.1 and 1.3)

IO1 – SELFIE assessment and focus group – Summary Report (T1.2)

IO2 – Practical toolkit for digital and inclusive education

According to the results of IO1, the consortium will develop an Education toolkit for senior leaders, teachers, curriculum developers and learners. The aim of this IO is to support:
 1) VET schools directors to lead digital transformation within their organizations. Design and implement VET Curriculum Delivery Framework and Teaching and Learning  Strategies.
 2) Teachers to develop high quality, inclusive digital education resources for a set of units that incorporate adaptive learning.
 3) Students to acquire basic digital competences.

IO3 – Digital Badge: Quality Assurance Framework for the recognition of online training/industrial skills.

This IO aims to recognise those gaps in online training / industrial skills accreditation. The IO will study the current EU situation, especially in the partner’s countries, about how VET WBL has been undertaken during Covid19 crisis and will offer sustainable and relevant suggestions for improvement and contingency action in recession times.

News & Resources

The implementation of the project continues

The implementation of the project continues

The Intellectual Output 1 of DiTRAVET has been completed. The project aims to fill the gap emerged during the pandemic in terms of lack of tools for remote and blended learning and to this purpose it aims to: Support teachers to provide students with the necessary...

The second trasnational meeting in Dublin

The second trasnational meeting in Dublin

The second trasnational meeting of the DiTravet project was held in Dublin and hosted by City of Dublin ETB at the Liberties College of Further Education, on November 30th and December 1st. Unfortunately, due to problems with flight connections, Accademia IRSEI had to...

DiTRAVET has officially been launched!

DiTRAVET has officially been launched!

The online kick-off meeting of the project took place in September and it has been a precious chance to discuss the action list and coordinate with the partners of the consortium. The project, co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, will run until...

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