Professional Development of Vocation Education Teachers with European Practices / Pro-VET
    Our mission: Improving VET in Russia and Serbia through the professional development of teachers via knowledge-building and practice, reflecting the European VET experience.


    Pro-VET will introduce a systematic approach to continuous professional development on European VET policy and practice for VET teachers (in-service trainers, instructors, mentors etc.) and HE teachers engaged in VET teacher training in both school and work-based settings for Serbia and Russia by e-learning tools.  
    Pro-VET will provide opportunities for HE/VET teachers for pedagogical skill development and increased work-life relevance and collaboration with proven European approaches and methodologies in VET. It will help to build confidence in the industry on the development of the VET systems. Pro-VET will therefore address the challenges of the educational quality, relevance, delivery, and management of the VET systems following VET Pointers for policy development.
    VET Educator’s Training Network (VET-ETN) is formed around the eight partner institutes of Pro-VET in Russia and Serbia. VET-ETN actors engage policy makers and other stakeholders in a policy dialogue on VET issues nationally and explore the potential of European practice to assist development of national and regional vocational sectors. Each institute within the network provides training and consultancy to their own stakeholder networks in VET sector to enhance quality of VET education and meet the requirements of industry stakeholders. The training materials and courses are openly accessible via the e-learning platform of the VET-ETN that promotes dissemination of the European approaches in VET to Serbian and Russian speaking HE/VET teachers globally.
    The specific objectives of Pro-VET are:

    1. To train the HE teachers of the two partner countries on using European VET initiatives, best methods and pedagogical approaches and to capacitate them in creating development-oriented in-service training courses for VET teacher training.
    2. To set up and equip national e-labs on the base of the 8 partner countries’ institutes for producing and disseminating content and courses on European VET policy, practice and methods in Russian, Serbian and English languages as vocational open online courses (VOOCs). The special content is to be introduced also in the existing Bachelor’s and Master’s Curricula of VET teachers study programmes of the partner institutes.
    3. To set up VET Educator’s Training Network (VET-ETN) on the base of an open access e-learning platform, which serves also as an aggregator of partners’ websites and social networks around established national laboratories providing forums, training and communication on European VET policy, theory and practice for professional development of VET teachers and trainers in national languages.
    4. To ensure aftereffect sustainability of the VET-ETN and to consolidate their role in VET development nationally and build their networks with VET providers, industry, work-life and policy makers.
    5. To co-design roadmaps for VET development in line with European policy and practice in Russia and Serbia in a policy dialogue with National Ministries of Education.

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