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Schoolwork mixed with practice increases motivation

Vocational school students that participate in an education where they switch between the classroom and practical work are more motivated and learn more, according to a new research report. The pilot project started in 2014-15 with students of health care, construction, cars and service in Norway. The mixed curriculum also has shown other positive outcomes including an increased understanding between school and business. The Norwegian Minister of Education, Jan Tore Sanner, comments in the following… Continue reading

Taking the digitization of school seriously

The Norwegian government now is working to overbridge the digital divide for the next step of the digitization of school. In this spirit, it is starting eight new projects for further training of teachers to improve their digital competence. A flexible and adaptable curriculum and the individual teacher’s work situation will be the main focus of the courses. The themes of the courses are programming and robotics in the industry. Furthermore, how working life can… Continue reading

Sign of the time: more freedom for schools and focus on craftsmanship

The Danish government is planning a proposal for more freedom for schools to manage their education and pedagogy. Besides pilot projects with self-governing schools, the new policy proposal also includes a more interdisciplinary approach to education. As well as to initiate a reading campaign. The Danish government also prioritised Vocational directed education. Where source analysis and English verbs increasingly should have the same status as customer service and robot technology in primary school. The Danish Minister of… Continue reading

Several dimensions of Vocational Education improves with Edtech, pilot project shows

eLearningworld News Ten Danish vocational schools has participated in the pilot project ”IT as pedagogic tool in vocational education”. The main result of the data that has been systematically collected is that 1. using IT in vocational education increases the students motivation och engagement, 2. IT improves the diversity in the education, which makes it better adapt to different learning styles, 3. edtech form a bridge between the education in school and the internship at… Continue reading